- 1909 – First Presidency issues “Origin of Man” Message
- 1925 – First Presidency issues 1925 Statement on Evolution
The devout but iron-willed Father Flanagan (Spencer Tracy) leads a community called Boys Town, a different sort of juvenile detention facility where, instead of being treated as underage criminals, the boys are shepherded into making themselves better people. But hard-nosed petty thief and pool shark Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney), the impulsive and violent younger brother of an imprisoned murderer, might be too much for the good father’s tough-love system.
Estonia’s coveted position between Europe and Russia has lured wave after wave of occupiers. The nation’s darkest chapter, though, dawned in 1939 with the arrival of the Soviets. It seemed this time that the Estonian nation might vanish completely; yet the Estonians waited, and fought, and sang and ultimately, survived.
Getting beyond our own needs,” a close friend tells Charles Dickens, “takes thought and effort and, above all, an unselfish heart.” The timely advice is given as the author struggles to write, only for profit. Unfortunately, his desire for financial security only fuels his own fears and self-pity. When his soul-searching leads him into peril, he receives unexpected help from a young girl. Hauntingly, her life mirrors his own childhood. Though the strange events she reveals to Dickens, she reawakens in him a desire to refocus his priorities. But he runs into a wall built upon his own painful memories of a childhood marred by debtors prison. He wants desperately to solve the plight of child labor but doesn’t know how. Unless he can discover the healing power of a simple act of charity, his dream of truly making a difference is as dead as a doornail.
As a high school freshman, Lee Strobel became convinced that God did not exist. Only the hard, empirical evidence of science could be trusted — and it appeared to point to a universe created by purely materialistic processes… time, chance, and Darwinian evolution.
Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant star in this captivating romantic comedy that swept the Ten best lists and earned a Golden Globe Award as 1995 Best Picture of the Year. Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, the story focuses on two sisters whose chances at matrimony seem doomed by their family’s sudden loss of fortune. Their well-intentioned suitors are trapped by the strict rules of society and the conflicting laws of desire.
The San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival is the greatest film festival for those seeking honorable, moral films. Their $101,000 Jubilee Award is the top cash prize in the world awarded by a film festival. Their standards and vision are unparalleled and have inspired the production of many high quality Christian films.
Jeff and Heather were the “lucky ones.” Best friends from childhood, high school sweethearts and married by 22, they were inseparable soul mates. After the birth of their son, Heather fell into a deep depression. Hopelessly lost, she vanished. Ten years after his wife’s disappearance, Jeff’s world is dramatically rocked when Heather shockingly reappears in the most unusual place. With a score composed and performed by award-winning contemporary Christian music artist Michelle Tumes, No Greater Love is a touching story about faith and forgiveness for the family. Starring Anthony Tyler Quinn, Danielle Bisutti, and Jay Underwood.
The inspirational portrayal of Mother Teresa, a simple nun who became one of the most significant personalities of the 20th Century. Armed with a faith that could move mountains, Mother Teresa followed her calling to help the poor, the lepers, the dying and the abandoned children in the slums of Calcutta, challenging many authorities – including the church – along the way.
A 47 year old Christian man (Michael Blain-Rozgay) is on the other side of an unwanted divorce. Searching for answers to ease the pain and make sense of his life, he meets a woman (Stacey J. Aswad) at a divorce recovery group. The two forge a friendship and find they have a common bond: both have been thinking about their lost first loves. As he reminisces about his old high school girlfriend (Kathryn Worsham), he regrets he ever broke up with her…and now, 30 years later….wants to see her again.