DVD Lending Library


The DVDs listed below are located at the MA Conference Office and are available for loaning out. Please contact Debbie Gline Allen, Consultant for Christian Education and Youth Ministry, to make arrangements to borrow.

For a more comprehensive selection, MA Conference UCC congregations may contact our sister organization, Practical Resources for Churches on Long Island. Their staff and resources are available via phone, e-mail, and an online catalog.

 

List of DVDs
housed at the MA Conference Office, 1 Badger Road, Framingham, MA

  • 36 Parables (3 beloved parables filmed in modern situations)
  • Abingdon Worship Photos, Vol 3, Lent & Easter (2 copies) (images & computer creations by Jim & Mary Whitmer)
  • Adult Crossings: God's Journey with Us (8 core stories of the Bible with Thomas Long & others; 2008)
  • Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World? (4 sessions: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All; www.adventconspiracy.org; 2009)
  • re:form's Ancestors DVD - New Testament (a part of the SparkHouse curriculum resources; 2012)
  • start> Becoming a Good Samaritan (6 sessions hosted by John Ortberg with Eugene Peterson, Charles Colson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rob Bell, and others)
  • Bethlehem: a 360-degree panoramic tour (for Windows)
  • Bible Battles (The History Channel; 2002)
  • Bidder 70 (Tim DeChristopher's 2008 story of outbidding the government to save 22,000 pristine acres in Utah from drilling)
  • Billy Graham (Biography/PBS; 1999)
  • Bless Our Children: Preventing Sexual Abuse (FaithTrust Institute; 1993)
  • Call Me Malcolm (one man's struggle with faith, love, and gender identity; 2004)
  • Christianity: the first 2,000 years (A&E; 2001)
  • A Cry for Help: how to help a friend who is depressed or suicidal (Sue Eastgard, MSW; 2005)
  • David & Goliath (Biography/A&E;1996)
  • Discover Islam (2 copies) (6 documentaries; 2011)
  • Discovering Christian Classics (Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove & Lauren F. Winner; the desert fathers & mothers, St. John Chrysostom, St. Benedict, The Cloud of Unknowing, Thomas a Kempis; 2010)
  • Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome, & the Kingdom of God (6 sessions, includes study guide in a binder; Living the Questions with Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan; 2008)
  • Embracing a Life of Meaning (includes booklet) CURRENTLY ON LOAN
  • Embracing an Adult Faith (Marcus Borg; 5 sessions; includes booklet) CURRENTLY ON LOAN
  • Embracing Interfaith Cooperation (includes booklet) CURRENTLY ON LOAN
  • Embracing the Prophets CURRENTLY ON LOAN
  • Everything Is Spiritual (Rob Bell) CURRENTLY ON LOAN
  • Experiencing Jesus (series by Tim Scorer; includes 9 student booklets, leader's guide) CURRENTLY ON LOAN
  • Faith Hope & Luck: Discover What You Can Expect from God (5 sessions, Andy Stanley, Zondervan)
  • The Faith & Practice of the Earliest Christian: a Study of the Didache (Tony Jones; 53 minutes; 2010)
  • Faith & Reason, Vol. 1 (DL Dykes Jr. Foundation; 1996):
    The Nature of God with Martin Marty & Tex Sample
    The Nature of Christ with Tex Sample & Shug McBay
    God, Jesus, & Salvation with Tex Sample & Martin Marty
    The Authority of the Bible with Tex Sample & Martin Marty
    How Did Jesus See Himself? with John Dominic Crossan & Craig Evans
    Is God Just? with Bishop John Spong & Forrest Harris
    Does God Punish or Reward? with Sr. Joan Chittister & William Mallard
    Are Humans Sinful By Nature? with Bishop John Spong & Shug McBay
    What Does God Want From Us? with Sr. Joan Chittister & William Mallard
    What Does God Want Us To Do About Evil? with Sr. Joan Chittister & William Mallard
    What Is The Kingdom of God? with John Dominic Crossan & Craig Evans
    Was Jesus Really Raised From The Dead? with John Dominic Crossan & Craig Evans
    Is God's Love For Us Unconditional? with Bishop John Spong & Shug McBay
  • Faith & Reason, Vol. 2 (DL Dykes Jr. Foundation; 1997):
    What Can We Expect From Prayer? with Sr. Joan Chittister & Charles Kiblinger
    Does God Use Us? with Marcus Borg & Forrest Harris
    Why Must I Forgive? with William Mallard & Charles Kiblinger
    Is There Really A Devil? with Elaine Pagels & Craig Evans
    Why Do We Live In Fear? with Sr. Joan Chittister & William Mallard
    Is There Really Diving Healing? with Leonard Sweet & Craig Evans
    Is There Ever A Reason To Do A Wrong Thing? with Sr. Joan Chittister & William Mallard
    Is It All Right With God That We Suffer? with Walter Brueggemann & Forest Harris
    Is There Only One God For All These Faiths? with Walter Brueggemann & Craig Evans
    Faithfulness Or Extremism? with Leonard Sweet & Elaine Pagels
    Don't I Have A Right To My Personal Rights? with Walter Brueggemann & Forest Harris
    Was Jesus Really Raised From the Dead? with John Dominic Crossan & Craig Evans
    What Should We Believe About Jesus? with Marcus Borg & Charles Kiblinger
  • Faith & Reason, Vol. 3 (DL Dykes Jr. Foundation; 1997):
    Was Jesus Really A Peacemaker? with John Dominic Crossan & Charles Kiblinger
    What Made Jesus, Jesus? with Marcus Borg & Charles Kiblinger
    Are There Dangerous Religious Doctrines? part 1 with Charles Kiblinger & Rabbi Camille Angel
    Are There Dangerous Religious Doctrines? part 2 with Tex Sample & Rabbi Camille Angel
    Should Christians Worship Jesus? with John Dominic Crossan & Tex Sample
    Whom Did Jesus Exclude From The Church? with Walter Brueggemann & Forest Harris
    What Did Jesus Believe About God? with Marcus Borg & Amy-Jill Levine
    Are Christianity & Patriotism Compatible? with John Dominic Crossan & Gayle White
    Does Christianity Belong At The Political Bargaining Table? with John Dominic Crossan & Gayle White
    The Bible: Fact Or Fiction? with Walter Brueggemann & Amy-Jill Levine
    When Is It Right To Play God? with Walter Brueggemann & Amy-Jill Levine
    Is What We Believe About Jesus Important? with Marcus Borg & Tex Sample
    What Should Christians Do About The Death Penalty? with Kathy Friskicks-Warren & Robert Wilson
  • Faith & Reason, Vol. 4 (DL Dykes Jr. Foundation; 1998):
    Should We Are About Each Other's Morality? with Calvin Butts & Rebekah Miles
    Does It Really Matter What I Do In Today's World? with Amy-Jill Levine & Walter Wink
    Could Christianity Possible Be Outdated In Today's World? with Calvin Butts & Rebekah Miles
    How Does God Control Us? with Rabbi Harold Kushner & Phyllis Tickle
    How Can Anything Good Come Out Of This? with Rabbi Harold Kushner & Phyllis Tickle
    What About Homosexuality And The Church? with Amy-Jill Levine & Walter Wink
    Do We Really Believe In The Resurrection? with John Holbert & Phyllis Tickle
    What Is Sin Anyway? with Amy-Jill Levine & Walter Wink
    Does It Matter What I Say? with Calvin Butts & Rebekah Miles
    How Do I Start Over? with Rabbi Harold Kushner & John Holbert
    What's All This Business About Salvation? with John Holbert & Phyllis Tickle
    How Do I Take Charge Of My Life? with Calvin Butts & Janet Wolfe
    Is All This Spirituality Just A Fad? with John Holbert & Janet Wolfe
  • Great Figures of the New Testament (includes course guidebook; 24 30-minutes lectures by Amy-Jill Levine; The Great Courses series; 2002)
  • The God's Aren't Angry (Rob Bell; 1.5 hours; 2008)
  • From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians (Frontline; 4 hours; 1998)
  • The Four Acts of Prayer (Walter Wangerin, Jr.; 2005)
  • For the Bible Tells Me So (Does God really condemn homosexual relationships? Daniel Karslake; 98 mins; 2007)
  • First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God (Living the Questions; John Dominic Crossan & Marcus Borg)
  • Finding My Way To Compassionate Living (John Dominic Crossan; 40 mins.; 2008)
  • Falling Fire: The Gift of the Spirit (International Bible Society; the story of Pentecost based on the New International Version of the Bible)
  • Hear Their Cries: Religious Responses to Child Abuse (FaithTrust Institute; Marie Fortune; 48 mins.; 1992)
  • Helping Children Grieve (Khris Ford & Paula D'Arcy; Paraclete Press; 55 mins.; 2009)
  • Helping Parents Grieve (Khris Ford & Paula D'Arcy; Paraclete Press; 60 mins.; 2011)
  • Hinduism (Religions of the World; includes Teacher's Guide; narrated by Ben Kingsley; grade 9 & up; Schlessinger Media; 50 mins.; 2003)
  • History of the Bible in English (James A. Walther, Sr.; the Kerygma program; 
  • An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore; 2006)
  • Invitation to the New Testament (Abingdon Press; 145 mins.; 2005)
  • Invitation to the Old Testament (Abingdon Press; 155 mins.; 2005)
  • Islam (Religions of the World; includes teacher's guide; narrated by Ben Kingsley; grade 9 & up; Schlessinger Media; 50 mins.; 2003)
  • Judaism (Religions of the World; includes teacher's guide; narrated by Ben Kingsley; grade 9 & up; Schlessinger Media; 50 mins.; 2003)
  • Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, & Human Transformation (conversations with leading scientists, environmentalists, historians, & educators; Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; 20 half hour sessions; 2011)
  • Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, & Human Transformation documentary (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; 2011)
  • Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, & Human Transformation Conversations (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; 10 hours; 2011)
  • Journey Through the Psalms (Dr. Denise Dombkowski Hopkins; 8 lessons, includes textbook, leader's guide, participant's guide, publicity materials; Wesley Theological Seminary; 2006)
  • Journey Through the Shadows: hope for healing after someone you love has committed suicide (Paraclete Press; 50 mins.; 2011)
  • Living the Questions CURRENTLY ON LOAN
  • The Lord's Prayer (Walter Wangerin, Jr.; Paraclete Press; 90 mins.; 2004)
  • Lost Worlds: Jesus' Jerusalem (The History Channel; 50 mins.; 2002)
  • Moses & the Ten Commandments (Biography/PBS; 100 mins.; 1996)
  • Kids As Peacemakers (The Dove Campaign of Greater Newburyport, MA; 13 mins.)
  • Moving Images for Worship Vol. 1 (Zondervan)
  • Mudhouse Sabbath: Seven Ways of Christian Formation Inspired by the Jewishness of Jesus (Lauren F. Winner; Paraclete Press)
  • Naming Evil: An Interfaith Dialogue (Trinity Institute
    The First Lesson of History: The Good of Evil with Joan Chittister
    Whence Evil: To Confront & To Overcome Evil In Human Life with Seed Hossein Nasr
    Jewish Relfections on Evil, Cosmic and Moral with Jon D. Levenson
    Naming Evil with The Honorable Kofi Annan
  • Nazareth: a 360-degree panoramic tour (2 copies) (for Windows)
  • The New Testament (includes course guidebook; 24 30-minutes lectures by Bart D. Ehrman; The Great Courses series; 2000)
  • Nooma (Rob Bell)
    Breathe CURRENTLY ON LOAN
    Bullhorn
    Corner
    Kickball
    Luggage CURRENTLY ON LOAN
    Lump
    Matthew
    Name
    Noise
    Open CURRENTLY ON LOAN
    Rain
    Rhythm CURRENTLY ON LOAN
    Rich
    She
    Shells
    Sunday
    Tomato
    Today
    Trees
    Whirlwind
    You CURRENTLY ON LOAN
  • Nooma Soundtrack Vol. 001
  • Not In My Church (FaithTrust Institute; the story of one church's betrayal of trust by its minister; 45 mins.; 1991)
  • The Old Testament (includes course guidebook; 24 30-minutes lectures by Amy-Jill Levine; The Great Courses series; 2001)
  • On Our Way (Practicing Our Faith; includes study guide; sessions: Discerning God's Call, Living As Community, Friendship & Intimacy, Making A Good Living, Care For Creation, Honoring The Body, Singing Our Lives To God, Knowing & Loving Our Neighbors Of Other Faiths, Peacemaking & Nonviolence, Doing Justice, Living In The Presence Of God)
  • One Book, Many Voices (Massachusetts Bible Society; use in preparation for using Exploring the Bible: The Dickinson Series.)
  • Orthodox & Roman Catholic Christianity (Religions of the World; includes Teacher's Guide; narrated by Ben Kingsley; grade 9 & up; Schlessinger Media; 50 mins.; 2003)
  • Paul: An Appealing or Appalling Apostle? (Living the Questions; John Dominic Crossan; 50 mins.; 2005)
  • Philosophy, Science, and the God Debate: Oxford professors dispute the assault on Christianity (eight 20 min. segments)
  • Pontius Pilate (Biography/A&E; 50 mins.; 2005)
  • The Power of Forgiveness (documentary with Elie Wiesel, Thich That Hanh, & others; 78 mins.; 2007)
  • The Power of Forgiveness (Paraclete Press; 4 sessions: The Origin Of Forgiveness, What Is Forgiveness?, Why Do We Need Forgiveness?, How Is Forgiveness Possible?; 2005)
  • Prophets (A&E's Mysteries of the Bible series; 50 mins.; 1994)
  • Praying with the Body: Bringing the Psalms To Life (Paraclete Press; 71 mins.; 2009)
  • Protestant Christianity (Religions of the World; includes Teacher's Guide; narrated by Ben Kingsley; grade 9 & up; Schlessinger Media; 50 mins.; 2003)
  • Saving Jesus (Living the Questions; a 12-session small group-based exploration of Jesus Christ for the third millennium with John Bell, Marcus Borg, Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, Amy-Jill Levine, John Shelby Spong, and others; 2006)
  • Saving Jesus Redux (Living the Questions; a 12-session small group-based exploration of Jesus Christ for the third millennium with Diana Butler Bass, Marcus Borg, Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, Yvette Flunder, James Forbes, Amy-Jill Levine, Brian McLaren, John Shelby Spong, and others)
  • Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense (N.T. Wright; Wesley Theological Seminary; ten 20-minute sessions; includes Leader's Guide, Participant's Guide, textbook, & publicity materials; 2007)
  • Thermostat: How Can We Turn Toward Peace In A Time Of Fear? (Mennonite Central Committee; includes leader's guide)
  • Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (A documentary by Gerald Krell & Meyer Odze)
  • Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North (A documentary by Katrina Browne who discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history; 86 mins.; 2008)
  • The Story of Paul the Apostle (The History Channel; 70 mins.; 2000)
  • The Story of the Twelve Apostles (The History Channel; 100 mins.; 1999)
  • Uncommon Grace: An Evening with Bishop Gene Robinson (Pacific School of Religion; 29 mins.; 2005)
  • Victory and Peace or Justice and Peace? (John Dominic Crossan; Living the Questions; includes discussion guide; four 1-hour lectures; 2005) 
  • Walking the Bible: A Journey By Land Through The Five Books of Moses (WGBH;168 mins.; 2006)
  • We All Get Healed (Jim Wallis) CURRENTLY ON LOAN