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VCK-800 SERIES: THE ADULT JOURNEY- (A); guides; Presbyterian Publishing House, 1989 +.
VCK-800 contains the videos which accompany the CELEBRATE adult study course; Some of the videos are useful for other special emphasis programs. (Covers units II and III of the adult book The Adult Journey.)
.1 PEOPLE LIKE US: LIFE IN THE SPIRIT, THE ADULT JOURNEY- 58 min. Video shows people discussing 4 aspects of daily life: death, worship, work, and making ethical choices. Covers unit II.
.2 THE STEWARDSHIP OF ALL OF LIFE- Five 10 min. segments. Video covers unit III. The 5 stewardship concerns are: (1) Living with Gratitude (2) Camels and Needles (stewardship of wealth) (3) Gifts for God's purposes (4) Serpents and Doves (stewardship of power) and (5) Creation's Delight: Creation's Pain.
.3 LIFE ON THE EDGES- 60:43 min. A 5-session video for CELEBRATE ; The Adult Journey, Year 2, Pentecost. Theme is Christian Discipleship. Explores the search for mutuality in human life, lifting up problems, prospects, and barriers. May be used independent of the curriculum for seasonal studies, New Member and Confirmation classes, etc.
.4 CAESAR AND GOD: ETHICS AND STEWARDSHIP- 5 parts, total time–66 min. Study course explores 5 important personal and social issues and leads to analysis of faithful and grateful living.
Part 1-Living the Life Abundant-The Ethics of Money. 13 min.
Part 2-Seedtime and Harvest-The Ethics of Food. 14 min.
Part 3-Birds and Beasts-The Ethics of Caring for God's Creatures. 13 min.
Part 4-Privilege or Right? The Ethics of Health Care. 15 min.
Part 5-Not Giving Up, Not Giving In, The Ethics at Work and Beyond. 14 min.
.5 CONFESSING CHRIST TODAY: The Significance of Christ in a Religiously Plural World- 60 min. The four-part video illustrates how the church in the past has answered the question, "What is the significance of Jesus Christ in a religiously pluralistic world?" Deals with what the question means for Christians today who are faced with the responsibility of being authentic in non-Christian environments.
.6 PERSONAL BUT NOT PRIVATE: Theology and Stewardship- 60 min. This video course provides opportunities for groups of Christians to explore how belief and action come together in stewardship. The four parts are:
Part 1-Deciding to care: Personal or Corporate Stewardship
Part 2-Taking Care of our Language: Corporate Stewardship in a Congregation
Part 3-Building and Grounds: Stewardship in the Presbytery/ Classis /Synod
Part 4-Local Concern and National Response: Corporate Stewardship in General Assemblies and General Synods.
VCK-801 THE PRESBYTERIAN SERIES- (Y/A); 28.5 min.; Guide; Presbyterian Church (USA), 1990.
Tells the Presbyterian story in 5 parts.
.1 THE PEOPLE- (28:30 min.) Explores Presbyterians as people who believe in God and who struggle to be faithful to God and the witness of Christ by the way they live in the world. Told through spontaneous testimony of the people.
.2 HISTORY AND TRADITION- (55 min.) The video helps answer the question "Who are we Presbyterians...and how did we get to be this way?" It is an outline of the history of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
.3 BELIEF AND DOCTRINE: "WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?"- (28 min.) The video deals with what Presbyterians believe and teach. It helps to show the difference between belief and doctrine and the way in which the church's doctrine is developed.
.4 POLITY- (18 min.) The video draws upon scenes from session, presbytery, and General Assembly meetings to illustrate how Presbyterians work together both to seek and to carry out the will of God.
.5 VISION AND MISSION- (28 min.) Video explores what responding to Christ's call looks like in everyday life by portraying individuals and groups doing ministry in a variety of settings. Shows the inter-relatedness of vision and mission.
VCK-802 TURTLE RESOURCES- (A); Each video has 5 parts; Guides; Curriculum Series; P.R.E.M.- Presbyterian Publ. House.
Turtle videos present in documentary style aspects of everyday Christian living. They are divided into 5 parts, each part telling a complete story. There is enough material for 5 - 10 sessions. Each video has its own integrity and speaks to a different aspect of Christian life.
.1 BONDS OF COMPASSION: CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY WITH A HURTING WORLD- 48 min., 5 parts. The video shows what happens to people who stand in solidarity with refugees, women, the elderly, and the urban poor.
Part 1 Autonomy, Mutuality, and Solidarity (4 min.) Part 2 Refugees (12 min.) Part 3 Women (9 min.) Part 4 The Elderly (10 min.) Part 5 The Urban Poor (13 min.)
.2 THROUGH JESUS CHRIST: WORSHIP AND FAITH- 51 min., 5 parts. The video looks at worship to see whether current worship practices reflect the beliefs of the congregation. It calls upon those who make worship choices to evaluate regularly and theologically.
Part 1 Singing the Faith (5 min.) Part 2 Dying and Rising with Christ (Sacraments) (11 min.) Part 3 Words and the Word (Preaching and Praying) (12:30 min.) Part 4 A Place of Expectation (11 min.) Part 5 The Fullness of Christ (Liturgical Time) (11:30 min.)
.3 YESTERDAY, TODAY & FOREVER- This video has enough material for 5-10 sessions and has 5 parts, each part telling a complete story. Each part speaks to a different aspect of Christian life.
Part 1: One Lord, One Faith. Part 2: Concerning the Word of Life. Part 3: Pray Without Ceasing. Part 4: Lord, When Did We See You? Part 5: What About the Children?
.4 INTERSECTIONS OF LIFE: THE STRUGGLES OF FAITH- 5 parts, 51 min.
Video deals with the pressures put on faith by modern life in the quest for relevance, spirituality, community, and meaning in the face of radical evil. Deals with coping with change and the loss of the familiar.
.5 FOLLOWING CHRIST TODAY: REFORMED SPIRITUALITY The video focuses on the meaning of spirituality as it is understood within the Reformed tradition. Session 1 looks at spiritual freedom and spiritual discipline. Session 2 looks at the risks involved in spiritual discipline. Session 3 reminds us of the importance of experiencing both the mind and heart in spirituality and justice. Session 5 is a summary.
.6 FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: THE USES OF THEOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE- 5 sessions; 56 min.
This is a video essay on the theme "Theology matters". Each segment begins with a different moment in the worship service and proceeds to reflect on certain theological issues associated with that aspect of worship. Includes faith, atonement, prayer and the spiritual disciplines, the Bible, authority and stewardship. Part one - God at the Center (12 min.) Part Two - Pray Without Ceasing (9 min.) Part Three - Whom Do We Trust? (10 min.) Part Four - Life in the Spirit (13 min.) Part Five - What Does the Lord Require of You? (12 min.).
.7 ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, MANY CHURCHES- 5 sessions; 55 min. total.
This videos is about ecumenism. It explores the issue, not in terms of how Christians might join together in one megachurch, but how we might find unity of faith, sacraments, ministry, and mission. The question is not, why can't we just get along, but just what is at stake in the issues that continue to divide churches.
.8 CHERISHING GOD'S CREATION- (A); 5 sessions, 59 min.; Guide, 1998.
This video teaches that people can choose to heal and restore the global environmental chaos created by human recklessness and folly. The tape urges a lifestyle based on stewardship and compassion rather than mastery and exploitation. Ecojustice issues are raised. There are separate parts on earth, air, water, habitat, and people.
VCK-803 RECLAIMING THE CENTER: REFLECTING ON EPHESIANS 4 With Dr. Jack Rogers- (A); 2 videos, 4 sessions, 55 min. ea.; Supplemental Material; Essential Media Resources, 1995.
Dr. Jack Rogers explores current streams of thought in the Presbyterian denomination by reflecting on Ephesians 4. He answers the question: "Where can member congregations, church leaders and governing bodies find a center that will sustain us in the centuries to come?"
.1 WHAT IS THE CHURCH? THE PREDICAMENT OF PLURALISM-
Session I - The Predicament of Pluralism
Session II - What Is the Church?
.2 THE BALANCING ACT - A WORLD VIEW FOR WHOLENESS
Session III -
VCK-804 THEOLOGICAL TASK FORCE ON THE PEACE UNITY PURITY OF THE CHURCH-(A). 3 segments; 37:45 min.; Guide; General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A, Series to be Updated.
This video series contains contents of presentations made to the Theological Task Force on the Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church.
Segment One - Fostering Community
Segment Two - Biblical Authority and Interpretation
Segment Three - Matthew