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Life Lessons has been over nine years in the making. By purchasing the online distribution rights of the finest Biblically-based feature films, Life Lessons makes the characters, events and lessons of scripture understandable to modern culture. Our goal is to help people understand the story of God's plan for world redemption as revealed through the Bible. Life Lessons does not look like most "ministries." It is not focused around one individual or personality. Instead, it is planned, executed and governed by a collaboration of very talented writers, film makers, graphic artists, theologians, and technical production staff working together to make Biblical stories come alive to today's culture. Life Lessons' academic advisors (some of the most respected theologians teaching today) insure that each lesson is theologically sound. Life Lessons is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is governed by its board of directors.
All Life Lessons episodes are narrated by Terry Allen. Terry is a consultant for the technology and health care industries. With over 25 years of professional experience in public policy and public relations, he has advised some of the largest companies in America, and is recognized as a veteran policy and legislative strategist with expertise on a broad range of issues -- from technology, energy, judiciary, telecommunications, tax and trade, to health care and nutrition policy. Allen is also recognized as a veteran grass roots communication strategist. For over two decades he has advised dozens of non profit organizations throughout America and internationally. Allen finds enjoyment in appreciating the uniqueness of people and in standing for truth that matters. He enjoys writing, traveling, and running. He and his wife Laurie have five children and one grandchild. He works in Washington, D.C.
Integrity: Life Lessons is committed to the highest standards of integrity in all of its activities. All films, pictures and music are legally licensed from their creators. Life Lessons discourages inappropriate use of intellectual property.
Sound Theology: Life Lessons episodes are produced in cooperation with advisors from the world's finest theological seminaries and hold to the principles reflected in the Lausanne Covenant on World Evangelism.
Collaboration: Life Lessons is not built around any one individual. And it is not led by "professional ministers" or clergy. Instead, Life Lessons is led by laymen; businessmen and women from all walks of life -- professionals, blue collar employees, students & retirees. Life Lessons seeks to combine the talents of a broad cross section of individuals to provide a diverse representation of the community of believers in Jesus.
Quality: Life Lessons uses the finest Biblically-themed films available. Life Lessons strives for the highest degree of professionalism in film selection, production, post production and narration.
Innovation: Life Lessons is committed to implement technology industry best practices in order to provide creative and powerful tools for evangelism & discipleship.
K. Erik Thoennes: K. Erik Thoennes serves as Chair of Biblical & Theological Studies at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.A. from Central Connecticut State University, his M.A. from Wheaton College Graduate School, and his Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Thoennes has received the University award for faculty excellence and professor of the year. He has published books on Christian doctrine and practical Christian living. Dr. Thoennes is also a contributor and editorial writer for the Tyndale House Study Bible.
H. Wayne House: H. Wayne House serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Theology, Law, and Culture at Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Theology and Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. Dr. House received his B.A. in Classical and Hellenistic Greek from Hardin-Simmons University. He holds an M.A. in Biblical and Patristic Greek from Abilene Christian University; an M.Div. in Pastoral Studies from Western Seminary; a Th.M. in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary; a Th.D. in Exegetical Theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis; and a J.D. from Regent University School of Law. Dr. House also holds a Certificate in International Human Rights from the Institut International des Droits de L'Homme in Strasbourg, France. Dr. House is the author of 36 books ranging from Christian theology, doctrine and comparative religions to marriage and practical Christian living.
Timothy J. Demy: Timothy J. Demy is a Professor of Military Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College. Dr. Demy served as a Navy chaplain for 27 years holding assignments with the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University, the Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. Dr. Demy also holds the Master of Arts from the Naval War College (President’s Honor Graduate) and the Master of Studies in international relations from the University of Cambridge. In addition to authoring and editing more than twenty books on ethics, theology, and current issues, Dr. Demy also serves as the American managing editor of the Journal of Military Ethics.
Joseph Holden: Joseph Holden serves as President, and Professor of Theology and Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He received his B.A. from Western Illinois University, holds an M.Div. from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David (Lampeter (UK). Dr. Holden has published several books on apologetics including Living Loud: Defending Your Faith (Broadman & Holman, 2002), Charts of Apologetics and Christian Evidences (Zondervan, 2006), Archaeology and the Bible: A Pictorial Guide to the Amazing Discoveries of the Bible CD (Aardvark, 2007), The Study Bible of Students (Broadman & Holman, 2010), and the forthcoming A Popular Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible (Harvest House, 2013). Dr. Holden's areas of specialization include Theology Proper, Ethics, Apologetics, Bibliology, Near Eastern Archaelogy, and Islamic Studies.
Mark L. Bailey: Mark Bailey serves as President of Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Bailey received his A.A. from Maricopa Technical College, his B.A., from Southwestern College, his M.Div. and his Th.M. from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, his Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and his D.D. from Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Bailey serves on numerous boards, including Bible Study Fellowship, Insight for Living, Jews for Jesus, and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.
Life Lessons is a pioneering application of new technology to harness Biblically themed feature films to inspire and teach on the major characters, events and lessons of scripture. By combining clips of these motion pictures with professional narration, Life Lessons seeks to become a leading means of exposing our culture to the powerful, life changing lessons of the Bible.
Why hasn’t something like this been done before?
Until recently, access to major Hollywood films has been problematic. Major studios have traditionally viewed web transmission as hostile to their interests. That environment has just now begun to change. Additionally, web 2.0 (enriched media capabilities) now makes cost-free transmission of properly licensed movies and films possible on a scale unimagined just a few years ago.
Can the lessons be downloaded?
No. The film and video clips, text and pictures cannot be downloaded. Downloading photos and videos constitute copyright violations of material owned by photo and video companies licensing their material to Life Lessons. Rather than downloading, the site is available in real time via encrypted streaming.
How can I help?
As a 501c3 non-profit organization, Life Lessons are produced through the generous support of donors who want others to experience the life-changing truths of the Bible for themselves. If you like what you see, please help us make more lessons by hitting the "Donate" button. There are many more lessons that need to be made (several of which are already on the drawing board). We also hope to publish our online content in additional languages. If you have questions, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, please visit the site regularly and "Like" our Facebook Fan Page to stay informed of developments!
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Life Lessons makes the characters, events and
lessons of scripture understandable to
modern culture. Our goal is to help people
understand God's plan for world redemption as revealed through the Bible.
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