Showcase: Dealing with Fear

  • Fear and Salvation: the movie Dead Man Walking +

    This 1995 thought provoking movie is based on a true story about Matthew Poncelet, a convicted rapist/murderer on death row, Read More
  • Nothing Will I Fear: Thy Word +

    Amy Grant & Michael Smith. Thy word is a lamp unto my feetAnd a light unto my pathThy word is Read More
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invictusFrom the poem Invictus, Latin for unconquered, by Victorian poet William Ernest Henley and a favorite of Nelson Mandela’s, this movie characterizes the process of achieving reconciliation and forgiveness.

Invictus is a character study of a lonely and fatigued man who spent 27 years in prison for his political activism then became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. Mandella now in his 70’s is burdened with the leadership of a divided country.

Invictus is the story of the 1995 Rugby World Cup that Mandela saw as the tool to unite whites and blacks--provided the under-achieving South African rugby team could defy the odds to win. “Invictus” is rated PG-13. It has some swearing, the threat of violence and ruthless sports action. But this is an uplifting movie that shows, under the right leadership, good can conquer evil, and that forgiveness and reconciliation can be accomplished.

Invictus (2009), directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela, is a movie about the abolishment of apartheid in a country divided by mistrust, anger, and the cloud of civil war.

Invictus
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.



In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.



Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Joy Will Find A Way: Bruce Cockburn +

    Bruce Cockburn’s song Joy Will Find A Way describes the way joy from love can transform one’s life. make me Read More
  • Shepherd's Joy by Luther Jackson Middle School Advanced Chorus +

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  • Joy to the World! by Surfjan Stevens +

    Joy to the World , the Lord is come!Let earth receive her King;Let every heart prepare Him room,And Heaven and nature Read More
  • The joy of the Lord is my strength by Douglas Miller +

    The joy of the LORD is my strengthThe joy of the LORD is my strengthThe joy of the LORD is Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Idol of Personal Peace and Affluence +

    Francis Schaeffer discusses modern man’s humanistic thought, and its relationship to the only values that were held: personal peace and Read More
  • The Beginning of PCA: Francis Schaeffer +

    "A Step Forward" [The Presbyterian Journal, 6 March 1974, pages 7-8] Shortly after the formation of the Presbyterian Church in Read More
  • A Change in Our Society: Francis Schaeffer +

    A Christian Manifesto by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer This address was delivered by the late Dr. Schaeffer in 1982 at Read More
  • The Universe and Two Chairs: Francis Schaeffer +

    In the course of this book we have focused attention on the way God looks at the culture of our Read More
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