Missions films, videos and movies
Page 2: Missiological video resources at the Southern Nazarene University
Review of missions films and videos by Howard Culbertson,
Frank Dewey, Melanie Elder, Marty Michelson and John Zumwalt
We hope this listing will assist educators and students in selecting appropriate and inspirational
material for classes, club and private viewing.
Classifications of videos are subjective. We welcome changes, additions and corrections. While
this was done a few years ago, the recorded content still has great value.
Viewing guides have been developed for some specific films. There is also a generic, "one-size-fits-all" guide available for students to use.
- A - Cultural Anthropology
- C - Compassion issues
- G - General interest
- H - History of Missions
- L - Linguistics
- R - Religions of the World
- S - Strategy of Missions
- T - Theology and Biblical Basis of Missions
Video titles marked with an asterisk (*) are John Zumwalt's personal
"But," he says, "I loved most of them...so just because it has no star does not mean
it is bad...understand?"
- National Multi-cultural Strategy Reports, Tape 1
- SNU library call number: BV2595 .C6 N31
- Nazarene Media International, 1994
- Excerpts from interviews with Native American, Haitian, Japanese, Hearing Impaired,
Armenian, Filipino, Portuguese leaders on outreach efforts within their cultural group
- Nazarenes Respond to Earthquake Victims in India
- SNU library call number: BV2595.C6 .N3
- Nazarene Media International, 1993, 6 min
- Nazarene Compassionate Ministries with Heart to Heart International and MAP
International reach out to victims of an earthquake in India by meeting their immediate needs for
clean water, food, tents, sheets and medicines as well as helping them become self-sufficient
- Manzini Mission (Swaziland) G
- SNU library call number: BV 3625 .S9 S92
- Nazarene Communications, 1990, 13 minutes
- A look back at the years of Nazarene missionary work in the country of Swaziland. Includes
an interview with Dr. David Hynd, founder of Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital.
- Mama Luka Comes Home
- SNU library call number: BV 3625.C63 R6335
- Gateway Films/Vision Video, 1989, 60 minutes
- Helen Roseveare was a missionary who pioneered medical work in the rain forests of the
Congo in the 1960's. This film tells the story of her being beaten, raped and imprisoned by the
rebels who ravaged the country after it gained its independence. Filmed during a visit Helen
made to the Congo in 1989, this is a story of love overcoming hatred, brutality and racial
prejudice. [ viewing guide ]
- Mexican Youth Today A
- SNU library call number: HQ799.M4 M49
- Educational Video Network, 1992, 28 minutes
- On-the-street interviews of young people in Mexico City on a variety of subjects. They have
a lot to say about the stereotypical ways their country is perceived, and they are determined to set
the record straight. Bilingual with captions. Be aware that when the young people are interviewed
on the issue of AIDS, they openly admit their sexual promiscuity and use of condoms.
- Mexico, the Land and the People
- SNU library call number: F1216.5 .M4
- Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1986, 24 minutes
- Examines geographic patterns in Mexico, showing our urbanization and modernization are
bringing about new patterns. Also describes historical influences on the makeup of Mexico's
population. Includes animation.
- Missionary Workshop: Rev. G. Rench
- SNU library call number: BV 2595 .C6 M51
- Nazarene World Missions Society, 1987, 44 minutes
- Rev. George Rench is the Director of the Asia Pacific Region. He was a missionary in
Taiwan and pioneered the work in Indonesia. This is his report on the growth, victories, and
outreach in his region. He speaks on how, in this area which encompasses the size of seven
continental U.S.'s, the church is striving to find unity in diversity. He talks about the church
works in Japan, Australia, the Philippines, Korea, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan,
Samoa, Micronesia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Burma.
- Missionary Workshop: Dr. Richard Zanner G
- SNU library call number: BV 2595 .C6 M52
- Nazarene World Missions Society, 1987, 42 minutes
- Zanner's report as Director of the Africa Region to the Church of the Nazarene Missionary
Workshop in June of 1987.
- Missionary Workshop: Dr. T. Scofield and Rev. Jerry Porter
- SNU library call number: BV 2595 .C6 M53/M54
- Nazarene World Missions Society, 1987, both reports total 59 minutes
- Dr. Thomas Scofield was Director of the Eurasia Region. These are general reports, but of
good quality, to the Nazarene Missionary Workshop in June of 1987. Rev. Jerry Porter was
Director of the MAC Region. This is his report to the same missionary workshop.
- Missionary Workshop, June 1991 G
- SNU library call number: BV 2595 .C6 M55
- Nazarene Media International, 1991, 1 hour, 40 minutes
- This video is of the following reports in June 1991 from the following regional directors: 1)
Richard Zanner, Africa, 2) Jerry Porter, Mexico and Central America, 3) Louis Bustle, South
America, 4) Franklin Cook, Eurasia, 5) George Rench, Asia Pacific, and 6) James Hudson,
Caribbean. These directors speak about the challenges, victories, and goals of the church in
evangelism and mission work within their regions.
- Missions Abroad G H
- SNU library call number: BR 45 .M5
- Granada TV, 1980, 40 minutes
- Discusses the Christian revival of the 19th century
exemplified by the spread of missionary activity in Europe's industrial slums and in the lands of
the new colonial empires.
- Missions With Imagination G
- SNU library call number: BV 2595 .C6
- Nazarene Media International, 1992, 15 minutes
- Emphasizes the need for imagination in our approach to global awareness in the local
- Muslims in Bulgaria R
- SNU library call number: BP65.B9 M98
- Cambrensis and Biblical Productions, 1993, 30 minutes
- In 1989, Muslims in Bulgaria were once again permitted to practice their religion openly.
But after decades of repression, their knowledge of Islamic religious traditions is inadequate.
- Nati: A Mayan Teenager A
- SNU library call number: F1435 .N37
- Educational Video Network, 1991, 17 minutes
- Nati is a 14-year-old Tzeltal Maya who lives in a remote settlement in Chiapas, Mexico.
Surrounded by the ruins of his ancestors' once-mighty civilizations, Nati is more concerned with
his daily routine and prospects for the future. Due to the demands of his own culture, Nati is
seriously considering marriage and family life at an age when most U.S. teens are still considered
children. This trip to a Third World village through the eyes of a 14-year-old offers a different
look at rural Latin America. Pretty sketchy in terms of details it offers, however.
Thrust to the Cities
- Nazarene Media, 12 minutes
- SNU library call number: BV2595 .C6 N4
- "Now We See Clearly"
- SNU library call number: BV2835.21 .N66
- New Tribes Mission, 1992, 30 minutes
- Why was it important to teach the Bible chronologically to the Puinave tribe of Colombia?
Replacing Spanish with the Puinaves' own tribal language was not enough to deliver them from
their syncretism. The chronological approach allowed the Gospel to be presented gradually
within the full context of the whole Scripture. This is a true account of their journey from
confusion to faith. The opening sequences refer back to Ee-Taow in order to lead into this one. [
for an example of syncretism in Mexico, see the video "Celebrating
the Day of the Dead" ]
- One God R
- SNU library call number: BM610.053
- Alden Films, 1970's
- Survey of Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Use with caution.
- Ongka's Big Moka
- SNU library call number: GN450.4 .K394 2003
- Granada Television International / Shanachie Entertainment
- Ongka, a Big Man of the Kawelka tribe in Papua New Guinea, has decided that he will
arrange a moka to pay back a neighboring tribe that hosted a moka nearly 10 years ago. That tribe
gave the Kawelka 400 pigs; Ongka wants to repay them with 600.
- Origins of India's Hindu Culture R
- SNU library call number: BL1212.72 .07 1991
- Educational Video Network, 1991, 22 minutes
- Presents the history and some of the tenets of Hinduism.
- *Pacesetters of Missions History G H S
- SNU library call number: BV 2120 .P34
- Institute of International Studies, 1982, 17 minutes
- Video from slides. An overview of the key people and movements of modern missions.
William Carey and the Haystack prayer meeting, J. Hudson Taylor and the Student Volunteer
Movement, Cameron Townsend, Donald McGavran, Inter-Varsity, Campus Crusade, the
Navigators, and the U.S. Center for World Mission. Don't miss Hudson Taylor's story.
"Expect great things from God, Attempt great things for God." -- William Carey.
- *Papua New Guinea G S A C R
- SNU library call number: BV 3680 .N5 P2
- NBC TV, 1987, 30 minutes total
- Five segments reported during the morning news show of NBC television. Nazarene
missionaries serve as guides for NBC journalists. Briefly discusses changes that tribes are going
through and the role of missionaries. Highly recommended for all viewers. Cultural change,
primitive cultures, tribal missions, medical missions. Host Boyd Matson is an SNU graduate.
- Video viewing guide
- Peace Child
- SNU library call number: BV3373.53P42
- Gospel Films, 1974, 30 minutes
- Missionary Don Richardson goes to Papua New Guinea. He meets a people (the Sawi) who
value treachery more than anything else. Frustrated with his failures at communicating the
gospel, Richardson finally uses the motif of Jesus as God's peace child to tell the story of God's
love to these people who did not seem to understand it from any other vantage point. [ viewing guide ]
- Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Series, 17 cassettes
- SNU library call number: BV2070 .P46
- Videotaped live at Arcadia Presbyterian Church in California, 1993
- 1. The Living God is a Missionary God -- Tom Theriault
The Great Commission is not an afterthought, it is the driving force of all
that Jesus came to do.
- 2. The Obligation and the Opportunity -- J. Christy Wilson
"The church that
is not missionary-minded will become a mission field."
- 3. The Kingdom Strikes Back -- G. Thompson Brown
- 4. A Man and a Message for All Peoples -- Don McCurry
- 5. The Expansion of the World Christian Movement --
- 6 and 7. Eras of Mission History and Pioneers of the the
Movement -- Paul Pierson
- 8. The Task Remaining -- Ralph Winter
- 9 and 10. Strategies for World Evangelization and That
Everyone May Hear -- David Fraser
- 11. Culture Stories -- Various Missionaries
- 12. How Shall They Hear -- Dudley Woodberry
- 13. Building Bridges of Love -- Elizabeth Brewster
- 14. The Church in Culture -- Marsha Snulligan Haney and Young Lee Hertig
- 15 and 16. The Spontaneous Multiplication of Churches and
Pioneer Church Planting -- Harold and Polly Kurtz
- 17. The Hidden Peoples and the Hungry Half -- Ben
- 18. Unreached Does Not Mean Unreachable -- Don Buteyn [ PowerPoint on unreached people groups ]
- 19. World Christian Teamwork -- Jefferson Richie
- 20. World Christian Discipleship -- Sam Moffett
- The Phone's for You
- SNU library call number: BV625.25 .P5
- Church Growth Development International, 1993, 19 minutes
- First century church growth using today's technology, a case study at Friends Church
Southwest, narrated by Norm Whan, founder of Church Growth Development International.
- The Piñata
- SNU library call number: GV1218.P5 1989
- Educational Video Network, 1989, 9 minutes
- Pioneer missions: the story of Jesus' Assembly in Mongolia
- SNU library call number: BV 3420.M7 E8
- Orebro, Sweden: Nybygget-Kristen Samberkan, 2000, 15 minutes
- Magnu and Maria Alphonce present the fruit of their 8 years of pioneer church planting
with Jesus' Assembly in Edernet, Mongolia [ viewing
- A Poor Man Shames Us All A
- SNU library call number: GN 380 .M39
- Biniman Productions / PBS Video, 1992, 60 minutes
- Explores the alternative views of wealth and economy that are
exhibited in the lives of tribal cultures. Have things replaced
people as the focus of our relationships? This video, one of the
series Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World," explores the
alternative views of wealth and economy that are exhibited in the
lives of tribal cultures. It takes you from a New York ad agency
to the jungles of Indonesia and the plains of Kenya. It notes
that Western views of wealth and economic needs have created a
society of strangers in the midst of material riches, while
tribal cultures such as the Weyewa of Indonesia and the Gabra of
Kenya create economies of dependency on others and measure wealth
through people, not things.
- In Praise of Language
- SNU library call number: BV2595.I5
- Wycliffe Bible Translators, 1986, 23 minutes
- The Real Story: A Christian Guide to the Arab World
- SNU library call number: BP172 .R42
- A six-part video designed to help gain a better understanding of the Middle East and its
people: 1) a brief look at the spiritual and historical heritage of the Arabs, the beginnings of
Christianity and Islam. 2) Observations on the diverse Arab cultures and ideals they have in
common 3) Islamic tenets and comparisons with Christianity 4) Radical minority elements 5)
History of church in Middle East 6) Strategies for effective ministry
- Red light, Green light
- SNU library call number: BV 2063 .R54
- Good News Productions International, 1998, 23 minutes
- Religions of the world
- SNU library call number: BL 80.2 .R455 1998
- Greenstar Television Production / Schlessinger Media, 1998, six 50-minute
- Narrated by Ben Kingsley, this six-part series looks at similarities and differences among
Buddhism (vol. 1), Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy (vol. 2), Hinduism (vol. 3), Islam (vol.
4), Judaism (vol. 5), and Protestantism (vol. 6). It shows how religions have shaped cultures,
changed history, and both unified people and thrust them into conflict.
- Roots and Wings
- SNU library call number: BM 700 .R66
- Maryknoll World Productions / Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1994, 29
- Judaism is passed from generation to generation in a five-thousand-year-old tradition. In
America, Judaism is not threatened as much by anti-Semitism as it is by the ease of assimilation.
This video explores how Jewish identity is being preserved in a Conservative Maryland
- Sacred Memory (Religion as a Window on Culture series) R
- SNU library call number: BL65 .C8 .R4 1998
- Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1998, 19 minutes
- Examines the sacred memories of Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. The path
of religious memory is traced to the calendar of holy days such as Ramadan and Christmas and
Easter. The celebration of the birth and teachings of Buddha and those of important Hindu gods
are discussed as intrinsic to the religious memory of those faiths.
- Sacred Text and Stories (Religion as a Window on Culture series)
- SNU library call number: BL .C8 .R41 1998
- Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1998, 22 minutes
- Examines and analyzes the significance of the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, the Hindu Veda,
and the Buddhist sutras. Discusses how the documents keep traditions such as Christianity,
Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism alive. It explores how these documents connect the
past to the present, unify believers and preserve religion for future generations.
- Spiritual Warfare and Sexual Purity
- SNU library call number: BV2063 S.64
- Wycliffe Bible Translators, 1987, 35 minutes
- A mental health counselor speaks to group of new Wycliffe translators about maintaining
sexual integrity as Christian missionaries.
- A Still Small Voice
- SNU library call number: BL625.S7
- Foundation for Faith in Search of Understanding, 1988, 57 minutes
- Mystical experiences -- including Buddhism -- in the modern world. Has one section on
meditation with an interview of a Buddhist.
- Seasons of a Navajo A
- SNU library call number: E99 .N3 S42
- KAET / PBS Video, 1988, 60 minutes
- This is a film about a year in the life of a traditional Navajo family living in Arizona's
Canyon de Chelly. Focusing on the family's charismatic patriarch, the film follows the simple,
earthy rhythms of Navajo life: ceremonies, extended family celebrations, weaving, farming -- all
taking place in the
spectacular Four Corners area of the Navajo Reservation. The film illustrates how the past and
present converge on one Navajo family.
- [ viewing guide ]
- *Seeing People Through the Eyes of Jesus C G S
- SNU library call number: BV 4400 .S44
- Lausanne II at Manila, 1989, 12 minutes
- Slide show on VHS. It is only through caring for people's needs that we gain the right to
speak of Jesus. The Kingdom of God is to be proclaimed by word and deed. Defining a holistic
gospel. Issues touched on are Christ and poverty, rights, justice, etc. "The whole Church taking
the whole Gospel to the whole world." The "whole Gospel" is dealt with here.
- *Setting the Stage G H
- SNU library call number: BV 3755 .I67 S47
- Lausanne II at Manila, 1989, 13 minutes
- History of Lausanne Congress and the continuing vision of finishing the task of world
evangelization. Highlights of speakers: Dr. Billy Graham, "The whole Church must be mobilized
to take the whole Gospel to the whole world." Joni Erikson Tada, "We've just got to get out there
and do it." Many in the world have never heard the name of Jesus, and as we hesitate, they die."
- Sikhism R
- SNU library call number: Media BL2018 S54 1996
- Cambridge Educational, 1985, 14 minutes
- Traces the roots of Sikhism and its central place of worship, the Golden Temple in Punjab,
from its founding by Guru Nanak in 1469 through today. It's central precepts -- belief in one God,
the equality of all people, and the performance of good deeds -- are discussed with quite a bit of
narration by a 14-year old Sikh girl. The Sikh's dress code and the significance of the traditional
Sikh head wrap is explained. The video includes a tour of the Golden Temple and some footage
of a wedding.
- Soviet Special Report
- SNU library call number: BV 2621 .R9 S6
- Chosen People Ministries, 1990, 33 minutes
- Historic Moscow conference on evangelism and work among Soviet Jews. Of some insight
into Soviet changes. Good for those interested in Jewish evangelism. Overall of low value and
- Spiritual warfare for sexual purity on the mission
- SNU library call number: BV2063.S64
- Wycliffe Bible Translators, ?, 35 mins.
- Kenneth Lee Williams speaks clearly and openly to a group of outgoing missionary recruits.
He suggests to them some strategies to follow to resist sexual temptations on the field.
- *Spontaneous Multiplication of Churches S
- SNU library call number: BV 2063 .S66
- Perspectives on World Christian Movement, 198?, 90 minutes
- Dr George Patterson, missionary to Honduras, responsible for planting 80 churches in that
country, lectures on principles for successful church planting. A must for all missionary and
church planting students.
- The Story of the Bible: Destination 2000. T
- SNU library call number: BV 2360 .D4
- Frontiers, 1990? Each lecture: 35 minutes
- A series of videos following the book with the same title.
Bob Sjogren investigates the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation, unveiling God's heart to
redeem people from every
tongue, tribe and nation. Destination 2000 A.D.: Moving the
church into the 21st century.
- Lectures 1 and 2: "Frontiers" -- What is on God's heart?
Putting the puzzle of the Bible together. Top Line blessing and bottom line responsibilities. [
viewing guide for Lecture 1 ]
- Lectures 3 and 4: Discovering the other side of the
- Lectures 5 and 6: God's mercy through blindness
- Lectures 7 and 8: Putting it all together
- Lectures 9 and 10: How are we doing?
- Story of Eric Liddell
- SNU library call number: BV3427 .L52
- RBC Ministries, 1999, 90 minutes (divided into 3 parts)
- Eric Liddell is best known as the main character in the 1981 movie, "Chariots of Fire." This
3-part video traces Eric's life from the 1925 Olympics to his years in war-torn China where he
died. Includes testimonies from historians, friends and family about his life as an athlete,
missionary and Bible teacher.
- Stress: Curse or Blessing? The Choice is Ours
- SNU library call number: BF575 .S77 pt.1/pt.2
- Wycliffe Bible Translators, two tapes; 6 sessions by Kenneth Williams of about
half hour each
- Tape One
- 1. Keys to Understanding Stress 24 minutes.
- 2. Internal Stress: Silent Menace 28 minutes
- 3. Resolving Internal Stress 34 minutes
- 4. Reactions to Stress 28 minutes
- Tape two
- 5. Spiritual Resources for Resolving Stress 35 minutes
- 6. Jesus' strategy for handling
stress 28 minutes
- The Sun Never Sets in the Morning H
- SNU library call number: BX 8699 .N38 B78
- Victory Films, 1983, 90 minutes
- D. Paul Thomas portrays the life of Phineas Bresee, founder of the Church of the Nazarene.
[ Video viewing guide ]
- Syncretism: The Meeting of the Two Ways!
- SNU library call number: E99.S4 S9
- American Indian Crusade, 1993, total 114 minutes
- In this four part series Cayuga Indian Adrian Jacobs addresses the Indian value system,
balancing Indian culture and Christianity, four possible responses to cross-cultural/cross-tribal
conflict and sanctification of Indian culture through Christ. Basically a "talking head" video. The
introductory session is weakest part. Each section is about 30 minutes long.
- The Taliabo Story: the search for the river of eternal life
- SNU library call number: Media BV 2595 .T8
- New Tribes Mission, 1997, 35 minutes
- For generations, the Taliabo people of Indonesia searched for the key to eternal life, which
they believed their ancestors took with them when they left the island. Although the Taliabos
searched in earnest, they were always defeated by the one thing they feared the most: death. This
is the story of their search, and how they finally found the key to everlasting life.
- They Cry in the Night G H
- SNU library call number: BV 3625 .S92 T5
- Church of the Nazarene, 1980, 60 minutes
- The moving story of Harmon Schmelzenbach, one of the first Nazarene missionaries. A
story of his trek into northern Swaziland and his struggle to plant the Church of the Nazarene
there. "If I had 100 children, I'd give them all for Africa." [ Video
viewing guide ]
- Through Gates of Splendor H
- SNU library call number: BV2853.E3
- Gospel Films, 1978, 36 minutes
- God's call took five missionaries — Jim Elliot (sometimes misspelled as Eliot or
Eliott), Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint and Roger Youderian — into the land of the
primitive Waodani (then called "Aucas") who killed them. Elizabeth Eliot, wife of one of the
martyrs, would not give up. She, her daughter and Rachel Saint courageously returned to live
among the Aucas and push forward with the missions work begun by those five martyrs. The
film, narrated by Elizabeth Eliot, effectively demonstrates God's grace at work during an
unforgettable moment in modern missions history. [ Video
viewing guide | Purchase the video ]
- To Be a Part / Every Stick Has a Name
- SNU library call number: BV2851 .T62
- New Tribes Mission, 1988, 20 minutes each
- Two presentations on the same cassette featuring short-term missionaries' experiences with
New Tribes Mission.
- In "To Be a Part" twenty-six teens and collegians descend upon missionaries in Venezuela
to work and learn. The aggressively friendly Yanomamo tribe was the undisputed highlight of
their entire Summit/Assist trip.
- "Each Stick Had a Name" is a slide presentation adapted for video tape. Photos and voice
recordings captured live on the scene with a Summit/Assist team experiencing the spiritual need
of a tribe in Papua New Guinea in a life-changing way.
- To Wipe the Tear. C H
- SNU library call number: BV 3269 .S743
- Church of the Nazarene, 1977, 30 minutes
- Details the ministry of Dr. Orpha Speicher and the Reynolds Memorial Hospital of India. It
is hokey and the question and answer time is obviously contrived. However, somewhat
interesting in the development and calling of a medical missionary.
Strategically very 2nd wave, but of historical interest.
- Touching the Timeless A
- SNU library call number: GN 380 .M39
- Biniman Productions / PBS Video, 1992, 60 minutes
- What does it mean to find one's place in the world? What are the different ways that
Western societies and tribal cultures seek to elevate their lives from the ordinary world into the
extraordinary? You see the Huichol tribe of Mexico on their annual pilgrimage to collect peyote,
the sacred food of the gods, and visit the house of a Navajo medicine man who invites the spirits
into his world through sand painting, chanting, and "walking in beauty."
- Touring Mexico A
- SNU library call number: F1208.M48
- Encounter Productions, 1989, 60 minutes
- Description and travel in Mexico. Shot for tourists--shows luxuries available to them.
- SNU library call number: BT981 .T72 1999
- Sentinel Group, 1999, 58 minutes
- George Otis tells the stories of four cities that have been powerfully transformed by the
power of the gospel -- Cali, Colombia; Kiambu, Kenya; Hemet, California; and Almolonga,
Guatemala. George Otis' research of more than 20 significantly transformed communities around
the world revealed these common threads: (1) Persevering fervent, united prayer, (2) Social
reconciliation, (3) Existing evil in a community is dealt with publicly, and (4) Diagnostic
- Two Deserts: Sahara and Sonora A
- SNU library call number: GB611 .T9
- Learning Corporation of America, 1970, 22 minutes
- Points out that the Sahara desert in Africa and the Sonora desert in America are physically
similar but support entirely different cultures. Shows how economic, religious, cultural and
technological factors make regions different.
- Two Grasslands: Texas and Iran A
- SNU library call number: GN738 .T8
- Learning Corporation of America, 1970, 21 minutes
- Points out that the Edwards Plateau in Texas and the steppes in Iran are grasslands region
similar in rainfall pattern and sparsity of vegetation. Explores the differing lifestyles of the
people in the two regions and stresses the interrelationships between land, technology and
- Understanding Hindu Traditions
- SNU library call number: BL12.2 .U64
- Educational Video Network, 1994, 25 minutes
- A visit to historic Benares to see how a 5,000-year-old religious tradition such as Hinduism
remains vital today. The major deities of Hinduism and their purposes are examined.
- Understanding the Cities
- SNU library call number: BV652.24 .U6
- 1990, 10 videocassettes, 55 minutes each
- Dallas Mucci facilitates a workshop on a demographic study of the cities in the context of
evangelism and ministry to individual needs.
- Unlocking Language
- SNU library call number: P116 .U55 1999
- Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1999, 29 minutes
- Discusses birth, development and transmission of language. Topics include ability of
language to express abstractions; language as an innately guided behavior in unborn babies,
infants, and toddlers; the parts of the brain involved in language; and the relationships between
genes and language disorders.
- Unreached Peoples --
- SNU library call number: BV2063 .U57
- Create International, 199?, 12 minutes each
- The Sudanese: From Darkness to Light
- Warfare in the Himalayas: The Tibetan Challenge
- Aceh: A Battle of Swords
- The Deccanis: The People of a Lost Heritage
- Four video tapes that are basically slide shows of unreached people groups who remain
isolated from Christianity. [ PowerPoint on unreached people
- *Urbana '90-Jesus Christ: Lord of the Universe, Hope of the World
- SNU library call number: BV 2061 .O7
- IVP? 1989, 15 minutes
- Very contemporary. Great appeal for the young. Broad range of interest. Great challenge to
action with clips of speakers: Tony Campolo, Billy Graham, George Verwer, Floyd McClung,
- USSR: A Nation in Search of a Soul C G S
- SNU library call number: BV 3030 .U88
- Tyndale Christian Video/Slavic Gospel Association, 1990, 42 minutes
- After 70 years of spiritual blackout the USSR is opening up and people are hungry. Highly
recommend this as an overall glimpse into the USSR and what it means for Christians. Topics
addressed: orphans, Chernobyl, spiritual hunger, imprisoned pastors, the need for Bibles. Topics
missed: the Muslim populations of Soviet Central Asia, and about every place except Russia.
- Walking With the Buddha
- SNU library call number: BQ4090.W36
- Maryknoll World Productions, 1993, 28 minutes
- Understanding Theravada Buddhism: America has had lots of immigrants from Southeast
Asia. This video, filmed in Thailand, looks at the life of the Buddha and how his followers live
- Who Will Feed The Master's Sheep? G
- SNU library call number: BV 2595 .C6 W5
- Nazarene Communications/Stewardship, 1987, 30 minutes
- This video shows how the General Budget (now called World Evangelism Fund) is utilized
to feed the Master's sheep. Seventy-nine percent of each Nazarene missions fund dollar goes
toward evangelism and the fulfilling of the Great
Commission. Nazarenes are reaching out to the physical and spiritual needs of the people of
the world. It shows examples from Portugal, Korea, and Haiti. As you watch this video, see if
you can find Dr. Culbertson!
- William Carey H
- SNU library call number: BV3269.C3
- Gateway Films/Vision Video, 1994, 35 minutes
- William Carey has been called the "Father of Modern Missions" and leader of "The Second
Reformation." He gave Protestant churches the jolt into the missionary era they so desperately
- The Word Like a River S L
- SNU library call number: BV2082.L3 b W7
- Wycliffe Bible Translators, 1993, 20 minutes
- A look at one of the world's most urgent needs: the translation of the Scriptures. Watch
Bible translators at work in Guatemala, Kenya, Philippines and the former Soviet Union.
- The World of Unreached Peoples: The World of Islam
- SNU library call number: BV 2625 .W67 1996
- Procla-Media, 1996, 10 minutes
- This 10-minute video produced by Youth With a Mission looks at the world's second
largest religion, Islam. It describes how to pray for Muslims. [ viewing guide ]
- The World's Great Religions R
- SNU library call number: BL 80.2 .W6
- Time-Life Books, 1973. 6 filmstrips
- A series of filmstrips on world religions: Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam,
Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism. A comprehensive overview of how the human race worships.
- Worldview Boutique R G T
- SNU library call number: BV 3755 .W6
- InterVarsity/2100 Productions, 1990, 25 minutes
- In a pluralistic culture that values tolerance as its chief virtue and considers all worldviews
as equally valid, how can Christians proclaim that Christ is unique and the only way to God?
This video calls Christians to accept and appreciate people who are different while living out
their faith with conviction and distinctiveness.
- Viewing guide
- *You Can't Ride Two Horses G L R A S
- SNU library call number: BV 2370 .W9 Y6
- Wycliffe Bible Translators, 1990's, 20 minutes
- Very contemporary. Great introduction to spiritual warfare and introduction to translation
and literacy work.
- Women in the Third World A
- SNU library call number: HQ1104 .W6
- PBS Video - The World Bank/WETA, 1986, 29 minutes
- Discusses the economic and social conditions of women in the Third World.
- Urbana 93: God So Loves the World G
- SNU library call number: BV2061 .U72
- InterVarsity-2100 Productions, 13 minutes
- Promotional video for InterVarsity's 17th Student Mission Convention to be held in
December of 1993.
- Vibration and Pagan Rites, Part 1 of Music in Time A
- SNU library call number: ML160 .V5
- Films for the Humanities, 1982, 60 minutes
- A look at music in different cultures. Not as "pagan" as the title really sounds. Flutist James
Galway takes the viewer backward through time to demonstrate how ageless and universal is the
human impulse to make music and how logical and natural has been the development of Western
- When Things Seem Impossible
- SNU library call number: BV2853.C7 b W54
- New Tribes Mission, 1994, 66 minutes
- A true story of the work of missionaries Tim and Bunny Cain with the Puinave people in
the remote jungles of South America and their being taken as hostages along with a small Cessna
airplane. [ viewing guide ]
- Will They Be Sent? G S
- SNU library call number: BV2061 .W5
- Nazarene Stewardship Services, 1993, 22 minutes
- Dr. Charles Gailey, professor of missions at Nazarene Theological Seminary promotes
giving to world missions because of the astounding way the gospel is penetrating new areas of
our world and because of the large number of young people being prepared at Nazarene
- The World God Loves
- SNU library call number: BV2061 .W67
- Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, 1993, 38 minutes
- A collection of short 3-4 minute segments describing missionary challenges in reaching the
groups of today's world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Children and Youth, The Poor, Urbanites.
- World Mission Radio: The Million Dollar
Challenge G S
- SNU library call number: BV2083.R3
- Church of the Nazarene, 1993, 18 minutes and 6 minutes
- Two versions of an interview Dr. Louise Chapman, former missionary and general NMI
president, in which she challenges the Church of the Nazarene to raise one million dollars in the
World Mission Radio offering.
- World Mission Video Magazine, Volume 1
- SNU library call number: BV2595.C6
- Rwanda, NMI 80th Anniversary Project, Global Missions Report
- World Mission Video Magazine, Volume 2
- SNU library call number: BV2595.C6
- Global Missions Report, Vietnam, What is a missionary?, Papua New Guinea, Pastors
Work and Witness
- World Mission Video Magazine, Volume 3
- SNU library call number: BV2595.C6
- Global Missions Report, Missionary Life: The Call (Rick Power), This is NCM, Ecuador
Evangelism Explosion, Mission Award
- The World of Islam
- SNU library call number: BV 2625 .W67
- Procla-Media Productions, 1996, 10 minutes
- Describes life in Islamic countries
and presents methods by which Christians can pray for Muslims and teach them about Christ.
- The Yali story
- SNU library call number: BV3680.N5 Y2 2003
- World Team, 2003, 75 minutes
- Story of the Yali -- a community of stone-age people living in the mountain jungles of
Papua (formerly called Irian Jaya). This video documents the transformation from stone-age
warriors to scholars translating the Bible.
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