Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Our Next Two DVDs in the Footprints Series

by Steve Ray on January 24, 2006

We are excited to announce that we have just received the green light from Ignatius Press to begin our next documentary: Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith. We are thrilled to bring to life the story of the first Christians—our brothers and sisters in Christ.

The documentary will be filmed in Israel, Turkey and Italy. We will cover Sts. Ignatius of Antioch, Clement of Rome, Justin Martyr, Polycarp and Irenaeus.

The topics we will emphasize are tradition, bishops and apostolic succession, the deposit of faith and theological development, persecution and martyrdom, sacraments and relics (bones of Polycarp), to name a few. We begin script writing in March and plan to release this DVD later summer 2007.

In the meantime, David & Solomon: Expanding the Kingdom will be released in March 2006. Keep us in your prayers — it is a daunting job and a wearying schedule.


Can They Ever Sing!

by Steve Ray on January 24, 2006

Everywhere we go in the Philippines the young people really sing. They are beautiful and sing like angels. I just spoke at small parish church on the island of Boracay. There were about 150 people, most of them young. What fun I had sharing with them.

Then the lights went out — a brown out! All of a sudden I was standing at the podium in complete darkness. HELLO — anyone out there?

Tim Staples, Janet and I, along with our friend Alex Tan and our hosts Rommie and Melanie Chan took some time off today for some fun. We sped around the China Sea on inflatable Banana tubes pulled by speed boats.

After we kept climbing out of the ocean for another run, we went parasailing for the first time in our lives. Nice to relax a bit and catch on sleep. Tim has a full day tomorrow and I do a Bible class in the evening.

More later. (This was written on my handheld Pocket PC — I love technology!)