June 24th, 2012 at 10:18 am
This movie trailer, directed by Adam Kring and including one of our favorites on the film team, Salomon Ligthelm (score/sound design), needs to be viewed along side a very nice explanation by Perry Noble on why he wrote the book, Unleashed!.
Some additional information can be found here. Perry Noble runs a mega church in South Carolina. Recently, he announced taking a two month leave. In the article, Noble is quoted as saying, “In order for me to lead this church well for the next 20 years, there’s got to be some changes in me,” he told his congregation last weekend when he preached his final message before his break. “I noticed the closer you get to Jesus, he just peels back another layer on your life of something that you’ve got to work on.”
Seth Parker created a nice introduction of C. S. Lewis in a short video entitled ”C.S. Lewis: Why He Matters Today.” Parker’s title intrigues on many levels. Lewis was an atheist who found Christ in an era when many shunned Christianity in favor of the “great thinkers such as Nietzsche, Freud, and Darwin.”
“C.S. Lewis: Why he matters today” explores Lewis’ life as an example for Christians today because, as Professor of Philosophy and Executive Producer of the documentary Dr. Michael Peterson said, “Lewis is a wonderful model of a person who took his gifts and his opportunities and tried to engage his culture in a positive way on behalf of Christian faith.” Assistant Professor and Producer of the documentary Greg Bandy said. He also said that The Chronicles of Narnia in particular “help people understand the Gospel.”
The source, directly and indirectly for this article came from here. The Asbury Collegian.
April 29th, 2012 at 8:00 am
From time to time we run across stories that we believe our friends in Dallas and around the country might want to view. Rudy Pohl created this video and provided this narrative on www.vimeo.com.
“At the age of 30 I had been an atheist/agnostic for almost 20 years having made a conscious decision against God when I was 10. With a science degree in molecular genetics and my only interest being making more money I was deeply entrenched in unbelief… until one day in 1980, God came knocking on my heart.
Through a series of miracles and supernatural encounters God revealed Himself to me. He showed me the Truth and the Way to Life through His Son Jesus. That summer, my wife Marny and I sold our luxury home, our 40-acre hobby farm, and our business. We headed off to seminary for 3 years of ministry training and we’ve been serving God ever since. (more…)
“The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important event of the Christian faith. It is an historical fact—one with profound implications for your life and mine. Because Jesus rose from the dead, we can find healing from our past, experience power in our daily lives, and rejoice in the promise of heaven.” Dr. Charles Stanley’s television show which airs on Channel 11 at 7:00 am each Sunday is worth viewing. His website is equally worth the time for those of us who live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex because Dr. Stanley flat out can explain the Scriptures as well as anybody.
For Christians who live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex and around the world, Easter is The most important day – the Day Christ rose from the dead. There is a very good website that addresses the question, Did Jesus rise from the dead? This article is a very good read, and the importance of answering this one question is well stated in this passage from the article:
“If Jesus did rise from the dead then he alone would have the answers to what life is about and what is facing us after we die. On the other hand, if the resurrection account of Jesus is not true, then Christianity would be founded upon a lie. Theologian R. C. Sproul puts it this way:
The claim of resurrection is vital to Christianity. If Christ has been raised from the dead by God, then He has the credentials and certification that no other religious leader possesses. Buddha is dead. Mohammad is dead. Moses is dead. Confucius is dead. But, according toâ€¦Christianity, Christ is alive.“
Further down in the article, Chuck Colson of Watergate fame, made an interesting observation about the difficulty of several people maintaining a lie for an extended period of time. He said, “I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, and then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world – and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.” What do you believe?
Brandon and Kristin Kidd met their sophomore year of high school. They had plenty of mutual friends and hung out all the time, but they didn’t start dating until five years after the fact. Kristin, remembering that Brandon was a skilled photographer, asked him to photograph her sisters wedding, and the two have been making puppy eyes at each other ever since.
In this short film, hear Brandon talk about how he proposed and how the two are excited to join together in a God-honoring marriage.
March 6th, 2012 at 10:01 am
While some parts of the country are still covered in snow, the calendar has turned over another month. For some, the transition from February to March is meaningless. But in places like Port St. Lucie, Florida or Surprise, Arizona it is the time where fans of America’s most beloved pastime gather to pay homage to their teams. Spring Training means a clean slate, and the knowledge that in baseball hope truly does spring eternal.
Kids of all ages scan the pristine playing field in search of memorable players, hoping for some sort of sports memorabilia thrown their way, or perhaps an autograph. There is no denying the energy in a place like this. One such emerging star that is sure to have caught the eye of any marginal baseball fan is one Clayton Kershaw, the 23 years old southpaw flamethrower from Dallas who emerged as the best of the National League. He took home top honors as Cy Young winner while completing the Triple Crown of pitching. First in wins, strikeouts and ERA; a feat generally reserved for Cooperstown legends like Sandy Koufax, to which Kershaw will always be compared. He has escalated his game in such a short period of time, like few others in baseball history. (more…)
February 19th, 2012 at 7:32 am
We take notice any time Salomon Ligthelm posts a video produced and directed by someone else. Dallas faithful will enjoy the production values incorporated into this video, but the message is worthy of contemplation and the reason to take the time to watch this video.