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The Aetherlight

Imagine a child, an 11-year-old girl perhaps, sitting at the computer in the early evening before the family has assembled for dinner. She has finished her homework and the duties scribbled down on her list by her mum over breakfast, and has some time to play her favourite…
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Added by Brock Alan Starnes on May 7, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

crowdfunding for creation care film

I am new to VSN and look forward to meeting people. I am crowdfunding for American Creation - what I think is the first Christian eco-Western - a documentary that shows environmental issues in Christian terms. Please tell me if you can help me get the link to our campaign page to as wide a Christian audience as possible. You can see our page and watch a 2 minute film here: …

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Added by Will Fraser on May 7, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

The Power of Remembering

Last night, as we lay in bed debriefing of the day, Shirin breathed with fatigue, "the last year has been a blur. I feel like I've lost a whole year. The only fun times I remember are our trip to Monterey and the Story Seminar."



"Where did the time go?"

"Time flew by."

These common phrases reveal a bigger problem. We live our lives at a blinding pace and do not build rest and reflection into the rhythm of our lives. Here are the problems with this way…

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Added by Clyde Taber on May 3, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

The Secrets For Producing a Great Video Interview

There's no arguing the power of an online video. It has the potential to make a powerful impact or a terrible impact.  One of the hardest to produce are interviews.  It can leave you feeling a little out of your control and in the hands of the interviewee.  There are a few keys that will give you the most effective interviews.  
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Added by Phil Cooke on May 1, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

5 Reasons to Be a Museum of the Bible Ambassador

Last night Shirin and I were guests of Steve and Jackie Green in Santa Clarita, California. Along with 100 others, we were there to learn about the launch of the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. in 2017. Last night, I got the backstory of the museum. More importantly, I was completely captured by the vision. I invite you to get involved in this historic opportunity with Shirin and me.…

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Added by Clyde Taber on April 2, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

GOD of Miracles (Christian Testimony)

002 – GOD of miracles: Soon after, the sister, who was 17 at the time, fell. Several members of the group who had seen her falling shouted, “Someone has fallen!” I heard them, but I was not paying attention thinking that it was not serious. But as they insisted, I stopped. I turned around and saw the sister on the ground, then walked back toward her… The sister had fallen on a piece of wood…

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Added by Marlène Nzengou on March 25, 2015 at 6:27pm — 2 Comments

The Three Pillars of Salvation (Sixth edition of The Daily Bread)

006 – The Three Pillars of Salvation: The Bible says that there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood. And the three are in agreement. If there is the Spirit, but not water, something is missing. If there is the Spirit, the water but not the blood, there is something missing. The Word says that the Spirit, the water and the blood testify and all…

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Added by Marlène Nzengou on March 25, 2015 at 6:24pm — No Comments

How to Have a Better Control of Our Tongue (Fifth edition of The Daily Bread)

005 – How to Have a Better Control of Our Tongue: GOD said that if we put bits into the mouths of horses, we can control their bodies. This Word is teaching you and I that if we are wise people, if we know GOD, and if we have studied Hid Word, we should be able to say good things. If we do so, then our whole body can be controlled. (…

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Added by Marlène Nzengou on March 25, 2015 at 6:22pm — No Comments

GOD's Choice (Fourth edition of The Daily Bread)

004 – God’s Choice: Today, people want to look attractive to the others, for example through their beautiful words, their beautiful clothes, their nice characters/tempers, their degrees, their mastery of French or English. But in reality, GOD watches people’s hearts. He doesn’t look at your degrees, nor your beauty, or your smart words to make a decision, but your heart. (…

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Added by Marlène Nzengou on March 25, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments

To Write Love On Her Arms

Guys, here's the trailer to the movie I just released. The true story of Rene Yohe, a CRU missionary kid, who fell into drugs and alcohol and then into cutting...an epidemic in high-schools today! Fortunately, her Christian friends saved her life and got her into rehab. That started a global movement called To Write Love On Her Arms. She travels and speaks today to teenagers to give them a message of hope. We're praying that the movie saves more lives. …

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Added by David Nixon on March 23, 2015 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Where Jesus Focused His Energies

Ministry leaders are the busiest people I know. I am certain of this because I am one.  Over the course of my thirty year journey in ministry I have been involved in  church planting, graduate school training, counseling, constructing buildings, raising money and doing lots and lots of marketing and…

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Added by chuckquinley on March 18, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Song • Thimblerig's Review

I'm hoping for a reformation in the way that we tell stories on screen, and part of my contribution to that reformation is watching popular Christian-made films with a critical eye, and writing about it.



I invite the members of the Visual Story Network to check out my reviews, and I'd love to discuss them further, if anyone is interested.



Here's my latest - The…

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Added by Nate Fleming on March 16, 2015 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment

Confusion over Variables

Recently I was meeting with a troubleshooter for one of the top financial institutions in the world. I’ll call him Bill. Bill’s job is to go into departments that were in “in trouble” and to help them sort out the issues that led to their demise. In the course of the conversation, Bill revealed an insight that I think is useful for us.

He said one of the first places he looks when he reviews a department is not in the details like balance sheets, profit and loss statements,…

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Added by Frank Preston on March 16, 2015 at 9:14pm — 2 Comments

Visual Storytelling Training Course on GlobalFilmTraining.org

A great story, well told - if you have this, audiences will want to listen to  what you have to say.

But telling great stories well is never a simple matter of talking or making a video. Our digital…

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Added by Tom Khazoyan on March 16, 2015 at 3:44pm — 5 Comments

What is My Final Image

            

What is My Final Image?



Getting Back to the Basics



I recently returned from a trip to the Middle East where I was blessed to stand before a group of eighteen students from five different countries and teach them about the art of crafting short stories. My overseas teaching experiences are rewarding beyond measure, but the language barrier is always frustrating.  Every time I work with an interpreter,…

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Added by Jeremy Casper on February 24, 2015 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

IESODO: FORGIVENESS

I am really proud to be able to write and produce a new series of animated DVDs that helps make the New Testament come alive for kids and families. Who of us doesn't need a bit more FORGIVENESS? (We found that this especially hard if you are a child) ... so IESODO and the flock are taking flight again in two new episodes in our latest DVD. In "The Good, the Bad, and the Vulture" our feathered friends meet the biggest and baddest bird of them all, Devon the Vulture, and help him turn…

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Added by Rob Loos on February 19, 2015 at 4:01pm — No Comments

My 2015 Theme: Keep in Step with the Spirit

Each January I ask the Lord for a spiritual theme for the New Year. In 2013 it was yielding. In 2014 it was generosity



During this year's fast, God gave me…

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Added by Clyde Taber on February 19, 2015 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Faith, Family and Football love from Super Bowl 49 - Game Show Special

It's a crazy week here at the Super Bowl, but an amazing time to get to know the athletes and interact with all kinds of celebrities and former NFL players in the Media Center and around town. Enjoy our "Halftime Special" that gives you an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at Media Week, as well as interviews with players and celebrities, Kevin Frazier from Entertainment Tonight, Former Olympic gymnast Shaun Johnson and swimmer Amy VanDyken,Peyton Manning, Spencer Tillman, lots of the…

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Added by Jess Stainbrook on February 1, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Njia Njema - Ways of Peace - Television for Kids in East Africa

If you look at the comparison between the demographics of East Africa and who media is being targeted to, you will very quickly notice a hole. When it comes to media, children are being neglected.

The vision of Pamoja Ministries is "discipling cultures through media", and so we are working on creating kids media for television across the region. After a lot of effort, a segment is available as a preview! Feel free to have a look at the sample of "Njia Njema" (Ways of…

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Added by Jeremy Feser on January 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Faith, Family and Football from Super Bowl 49 - Part 1

Each year, our team goes to the Super Bowl to talk with the athletes about their faith, and this year is no exception. We want to bring you positive and uplifting stories from the athletes and coaches that play in this Big Game each year. It is our honor and privilege to provide you with this special content that will hopefully allow you, your friends, your family, your church and others to spread the good news of Jesus while enjoying sports in this way. And if you like the content, we…

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Added by Jess Stainbrook on January 28, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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