Adoniram Judson and his wife Ann were the first missionaries from the United States. The young couple set out for Burma where they worked to reach souls in a land where professing Christ would mean certain death. When religious leaders falsely accused Adoniram of spying, Burma’s ruthless king threw him into prison, leaving Ann and her unborn child to struggle alone. Will Adoniram escape death and reunite with his wife and child? Will their Bible translation, the only one of its kind, be lost forever? Show Less
As little Preena is snatched away from the most gentle woman she has seen in months, she wonders how she will ever again find a way out of the temple, where she is held against her will. How will she find the missionary known as Amy Carmichael, the one who wears a cross and serves a different sort of God? Meanwhile, Amy is also consumed by the awful truth she has learned about the plight of the "temple girls". Will Amy's faithful determination be enough to free Preena from the powerful customs and superstitions that keep her hostage? Show Less
Bright, young Augustine thinks his mother’s religion is foolishness. With his “superior” intellect to guide him, he sneaks away from home and ventures to a new life in the city of Rome. Soon Augustine finds himself in an important position as “The Voice of The Emperor”, with the life of luxury he’s always wanted. When the empire decides to take over the Christian basilica, Augustine prepares to give the speech of a lifetime, one that will slow the rising tide of Christianity’s influence. With his devout mother and the unwavering Bishop Ambrose on one side and angry, armed soldiers on the other, Augustine must choose whom he will serve. Show Less
Perspectives on bioethics are morally and ethically complex. Even greater complexity comes into the question when the views of individuals and institutions are based on religious beliefs. With contributions from a number of religious leaders, this video examines various perspectives on contraception, IVF, abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research and animal testing through the eyes of the Islamic, Christian and Buddhist faiths. Show Less
Learn more about the Buddhist story of Siddhartha and the Swan and The Buddhist Story of the Monkey King.
Watch as the story of Cain and Abel from Genesis Chapter 4 comes to life. The third chapter of iBIBLE shows the story of Cain and Abel, Adam and Eve’s sons, and the story of the first murder.
Corrie ten Boom and her family are masters of their craft; they repair broken watches and return them safely to their owners. But as the evil of World War II sweeps through their city, a new kind of “watch” comes to their care: an innocent Jewish baby, desperately needing protection from the cruelty of the new Nazi regime. How will the ten Booms keep this baby and many others out of harm’s way, and what will be the cost of serving God amidst unthinkable evils? When faith is tested, hope is tried, and love is strained, will Corrie’s God prevail? See her amazing story of courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness anew through this gripping episode of The Torchlighters. Show Less
In this short animation, students learn how Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama journeyed from Tibetan farm boy to global religious leader, changing the world for the better, by developing and exhibiting empathy for other people. When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global competencies and traits, like equality, empathy, curiosity and communication, they are inspired to become the change they want to see. Show Less
Pressure to follow public opinion couldn't get much stronger. National hero Eric Liddell is Scotland's pride and joy. The entire country is eager for their running celebrity to sprint past the rest of the world and bring home Olympic gold in the 100-meter race. But when Eric makes the stunning announcement that he won't race on Sunday because of his religious convictions, he is soon labeled a disgrace and a traitor. See how Eric's famous stand during the 1924 Olympics prepares him for even greater challenges as a missionary to China during World War II. Show Less
Her story told in one of the only two books in the Old Testament to be named after a woman, Esther is one of the most influential women of the Bible, risking her life to protect the Jewish people. Revered for her natural beauty, it is Esther’s intelligence and bravery that she uses time and time again for good. This short, beautifully animated video is ideal viewing for the study of women in Scripture. Show Less
Risking her life, Esther goes to the King uninvited and asks for mercy for her people. After deliberation, the King agrees, orders the mastermind behind the murder plot to be executed and frees the Jews from enslavement and religious persecution. Esther’s extraordinary leap from passive wife to powerful Queen illustrates the strength of women. This short, beautifully animated video is ideal viewing for the study of women in Scripture. Show Less
As the kingdom into which she has married plans genocide of the Jewish population, Esther is at first paralysed by the fear of asking her husband, King Xerxes, for mercy on behalf of the people. However she soon realises that God has grander plans for her than simply Queen. This short, beautifully animated video is ideal viewing for the study of women in Scripture. Show Less
Bearing many children, Eve imbued in them a human propensity for both good and evil, which lived out in each generation. Eve, regarded as the first mother, effectively gave birth to civilisation and is fundamental to our understanding of sin in the world. This short, beautifully animated video is ideal viewing for the study of women in Scripture. Show Less
Tempted by the serpent, Eve’s disobedience by eating fruit from the forbidden tree of knowledge reveals lessons in impulsivity and responsibility. Their peaceful existence now turned to hardship, Eve and Adam learn that every action has a consequence. This short, beautifully animated video is ideal viewing for the study of women in Scripture. Show Less
Central to the story of God’s creation, Eve’s appearance in the Book of Genesis provides vital lessons about freedom of choice, good and evil, and the nature of sin. Made by God from the rib of Adam, they live as a couple in the Garden of Eden until their perfect harmony is disrupted… This short, beautifully animated video is ideal viewing for the study of women in Scripture. Show Less
George Müller lived on radical prayer, depending on God to supply all his needs instead of asking others for help—even in his most desperate situations. By the time God opened his eyes to the neglected street children and the horrors of the workhouses, Müller did what he had always done: he prayed and trusted God to accomplish the impossible. In this 18th episode of the Torchlighters, discover God's miraculous provision and the power of prayer as Müller cared for 10,000 orphans over the span of 50 fruitful years. Show Less
With war raging about her and soldiers closing in, the wounded missionary Gladys Aylward sets out on the most difficult journey of her life - a 100-mile trek over the mountains to a safe haven. But it's not her own safety that concerns this little woman with big faith. It's the safety and well being of the 100 orphaned children in her care. Watch as Gladys' strength and faith are stretched to the limit, all for the sake of the children. Show Less
In this entertaining reality TV parody, a nomad has decided to settle down in AD900 Baghdad. He designs, builds and furnishes his traditional family house.
In this entertaining reality TV parody, a labourer designs, builds and furnishes his nah, or traditional Maya home.
For centuries slavery reigned in parts of America, forcing an entire people into a lifetime of suffering and servitude. Living under the thumb of this oppressive system, young Harriet Tubman prayed ceaselessly that she and her family would be set free. Little did she know, God would use her and her resolute faith in Jesus to rescue not only her own family, but hundreds of other enslaved African-Americans as well. Discover how Harriet followed God, became the Moses of her people, and persevered despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles in this latest episode of The Torchlighters. Show Less
Learn more about Hinduism, celebrations and belief system.
This entertaining reality TV parody shows traditional male and female Islamic clothing circa AD900, as two plainly clothed merchants prepare to visit the House of Wisdom.
This entertaining reality TV parody shows traditional male and female Maya clothing, as well as fashion accessories and body decoration in different social groups.
What is the difference between Theravada and Mahayana? Why are elephant motifs found in temples? What is a mantra? This programme investigates these questions and more by taking a look at Buddhist symbolism, rituals and practices. Learners will gain a deeper understanding of the core beliefs of Buddhism and the importance of temples in worship and devotion. Show Less