Jerusalem lay in ruins, destroyed by Babylon, and a poem speaks of a watchman seeing a messenger running with "Good News." "Beautiful is the feet of he who brings the good news"- that one day a King will come to restore Jerusalem. Yet when Jesus comes, claiming to bring this power, his message sounds anything but powerful! In God's Kingdom, he says, the weakest is the greatest and the last is first. This fully animated video illustrates the Gospel (Good News) of God's Upside Down Kingdom.

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In ancient Bible times, Kings often claimed to be the authority and image of God on earth. The Israelite Kings, however, didn't proclaim this-and also weren't supposed to make idols. Why? The Israelites believed that you couldn't boil down the great Creator to any one thing in creation (say, a lump of gold). And they also believed that God had already made his image on earth: through man. This fully animated narrative video dives more into the Bible's relational story of man's destiny and God's authority, from the Garden to the new world.

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Os Guinness & David Wells - Fools Talk: In Corinth & in the Modern World

David Wells explains the contrast between Paul's preaching and that of others in the Corinthian church, indicating its contemporary relevance.

Os Guinness identifies strengths of evangelicalism relevant for the modern world. He explores historical foundations for freedom, observing the importance of covenant for understanding the American constitution. He suggests that America's problem is that it is trying to have a covenant without God. Without God America has nothing to hold it together.

Bruce Ashford - What is the Mission of the Church?

Bruce Ashford explains the mission of the church, explaining what lies at the heart of God’s mission and how the church participates in that mission. He discriminates between the church as institute and church as organism and notes the significance of this for a balanced view of mission. He also explains the intimate relationship between word and deed and how to avoid the social gospel.

John Oommen - Intercultural Communication Principles

Dr. Oommen is a physician working in community health with tribal peoples in a remote area of India. He identifies many principles he has learned that are essential for working with people whose culture is very different from one’s own. He identifies the key ingredient as being love and respect for one’s audience, whether a single person or group. He continues by observing the importance of other factors to effective intercultural communication.

Karen Mason - Putting the Cart Before the Horse, Ephesians 2:1-10

It is ludicrous to put the cart before the horse, to buy a wedding dress before one has a boy friend, or spending money before one earns it. This video begins with a consideration of Carl Rogers’ “conditions of worth.” Think of the child for whom the experience of ‘love’ is conditional upon pleasing other people; who only feels loved or valued by his or her parents when commended for some achievement. It becomes second nature to the child to behave as though his or her self-worth was conditional upon some achievement that supposedly warrants this. Tragically, it can be assumed that this is also true when it comes to pleasing God and being loved by him. But, as Ephesians 2:1-10 so wonderfully teaches, this is to put the cart before the horse.

A miscellany of videos I've found helpful

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