On Friday night, July 11th 2008, International Visual Christian Media has named its award-winners. "The Lesson" movie produced by Blagovest Production Studio of Christian Center for Science and Apologetics has won in two nominations:
"Best Youth Film" - Bronze Crown
"Best Drama Under 250K" - Golden Crown
It is worth noticing that movies produced by countries other then United States are usually nominated for "Best International Film". It is quite unique for an international movie to win two Crowns at the same time. We are glad to lay the Crowns by the feet of the Lamb.
The Lesson. A short-film about the teenage life that introduces the viewer to the problems they face on the way to maturity. The movie touches upon such aspects as friendship, love, marriage, abortions, decision making.
Dear Christian persuaders and faith defenders,
At the Eurasian Apologetics Summit, that took place in Crimea on October 6-9, 2006, the leading apologists of former Soviet Union have shared their love, wisdom, experience and knowledge.
After several years since our ministry started in 1992, we found out that despite of the great need of the apologetics in post-communist society, the apologists are rare, separated and not supported or even not appreciated by the local churches. As a part of implementing the strategy for overcoming the situation we have organized our first Eurasian Apologetics Summit in 2000. About 20 leading apologists from CIS (countries impacted by socialism :) ) spent several days together at Yalta (former Soviet Union best resort place sadly famous for the February 1944 Stalin-Churchill-Roosevelt conference). The goal of the meeting was fellowship, networking, vision and resources sharing, strategic planning. This event gave a start for Eurasian Apologetics Society.
Considering the situation development in five years that have passed, we organized another Summit. We have gathered 50 leading and active apologists from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Uzbekistan - the people who make greatest change by impacting other people in their regions with Bible-based strategy of effective Christian persuasion. Additionally to the goals of 2000 Summit, we have made the major focus on training end equipping those leaders for training and equipping others. The seminars and workshops our speakers have offered were a great building-up and encouragement for the participants - people who have the biggest impact on the strongholds of atheistic ideology peoples are still brainwashed with in our part of the world.
The Eurasian Apologetic Summit has been a back-to back with our regular academia outreach event - a symposium Man and Christian Worldview on October 5-6 (http://www.scienceandapologetics.org/engl/papers.htm). So the speakers were able to take part in both.Following seminars and workshops were presented at the Summit:
Dr. Richard Carhart.Richard Carhart earned his Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from the University of Wisconsin. He is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, having taught there, done original research and trained Ph.D. students for 35 years. He served as an academic missionary for one year at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and one year at Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic. Richard has been a lay theologian and Bible teacher over the last 40 years, having accepted Christ from atheism at the age of 14. His interest in scientific apologetics stems from his own need to integrate his Biblical faith with the findings of science, and to counter prevailing erroneous worldviews. Richard serves as the Coordinator of the European Scientific Network, a division of the European Apologetic Network. He travels and lectures internationally using scientific apologetics, especially in Ukraine and Crimea. He is husband to Marge for 46 years, father of three and grandfather of 15.
Dr. Georges P. Carillet. Doctor of Theology, President of the Commonwealth International University (Ukraine), Director of Institute of Theology and Philosophy. Pro-rector of Crimean-American College, professor. President of International Association for Education "Man and Christian Worldview". He has degrees in Counselling and Biblical Literature. He has also studied Linguistics and Cross-cultural Communication. In 1985-1993 he led and consulted translation of the Bible in Papua New Guinea. Area of interests: Early Christianity and Culture; Bible Commentaries and Cross-cultural Communication. Main Publications in Sociology, Biblical Studies, Church Ministry. He is married and has two children.
Dr. Ronal Charles.B.S (Civil Engineering), M.Th. (Historical Theology), Ph.D. (Theology), Ph. D. (Ancient History), Ph. D. (International Relations). Serves as President of BARA Humanitarian Foundation, President of HEBRON International Foundation (humanitarian and refugee relief). Ņo-founder of Albanian-American Archaeological Society. Pacific International University Board of Directors member. Historic and Biographical Division of Cambridge Board of Governors member. Former Appointed Special Humanitarian Ambassador to Albania. Member of Archaeological Institute of America, the Smithsonian Institution, European Association of Educators and Researchers, American Association of Engineers, National Teacher's Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Theta Omega, European Association of Educators and Researchers. A knight of the St. John order. Awarded Friend for Life recognition by Interior Ministry of Egypt. History professor. Served as a pastor of several churches for a period of 14 years; as a missionary to Albania for 6 years. Worked in Civil Engineering and project management for 12 years, and as a journalist for 6 years. Takes part in archaeological researches from 1985 to present. Leading scholar of research on Noah's Ark. Married and has two sons.
Dr. Bruce A. Little, a native of New England, serves as the associate professor of Philosophy of Religion and the Associate Dean of Theological Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Prior to this, he served as pastor of several churches over a period of 30 years, with the most recent being in Winston-Salem where he served on the pastoral staff for 21 years, 16 of which as he senior pastor. While in Winston-Salem he also taught adjunctively for 15 years at Piedmont Baptist College. He has a Masters Degree in Apologetics, a DMin from Columbia Biblical Seminary (1992) and a PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2000). Since 1995 he has maintained an active apologetic ministry in Eastern Europe where he has been invited by various state universities and schools to present class lectures on a variety of topics presenting a Christian worldview, to speak at academic conferences, and conduct workshops on Christianity and Culture. In addition, he has co-written four books with Russian professors from the Tavrichesky National University in Simferopol, Ukraine. Since 2000 he has travelled to Central and Western Europe to train Christian leaders in apologetics. He is published in academic journals and is the author of a recent book titled, A Creation-Order Theodicy: God and Gratuitous Evil (2005) and is the president of Forum For Christian Thought. Dr. Little lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina with his wife Nancy.
Mark Moore. B.Th; MEd; MA (Religious Studies) Currently working on a PhD from the University of Wales. Professor of New Testament and Hermeneutics at Ozark Christian College. Director of the Institute for Christian Resources. Highly demanded speaker; author of more than a dozen books. 'Life of Christ' and 'Humble Defence' are available in Russian. Married and has daughter and son. http://markmoore.org