• CWVFF_2015_Finalist

    San Antonio, Texas — “Refracted Glory” screened at the Christian Worldview Film Festival held March 12-14, where it was nominated for two awards; Best Documentary and Best Origianal Music Score.  Representing the film were Benjamin Owen, Gabriel Hudelson, Caleb Phipps and Matthew Duran.

    “It was an honor to be a finalist in the Christian Worldview Film Festival next to so many great films.” Owen said. “It’s nice talking with viewers after the screenings and someone always has a hummingbird story to share.”

    The event featured 80 films, plus 6 showcase films and musical performances.  There were around 1,000 people attending throughout the week and 14 awards were presented at the closing ceremony.

    You can view the finalists films at: www.christianworldviewfilmfestival.com

  • We’re happy to announce that David Rives will be host/narrator of our upcoming feature “Refracted Glory”.

    “I am very excited to be working with Border Watch Films on this new project,” says Rives. “My passion is in presenting the message of Creation through awe-inspiring and oftentimes overlooked examples of our Creator’s power. The hummingbird, I believe, is one of the best examples.”


    DavidRives1_webDavid Rives is seen across the globe as host of the TV show “Creation in the 21st Century” on TBN. David has been featured on the History Channel, has participated in archaeological excavations in the Holy Land, and is the author of the book “Wonders Without Number”. As the producer of the creation-based documentary “In the Beginning”, David uses large observatory-class telescopes for astrophotography and research. Around the world, he has shared his compelling message through documentaries, music, photography and lectures. | www.davidrives.com

  • 30 Ways to Pray for People in Authority

    “30 Ways to Pray” from  GetAmericaPraying.com

    Scripture instructs us to pray for all in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-2), but how do we do that, exactly? Here are 30 ways to pray for our leaders — our judges, educators, police chiefs, school board members, military officers, elected officials, and others who serve our country by leading.

    1. That they be God-fearing and recognize that they are accountable to Him for each decision and act.  (Proverbs 9:10)

    2. That they be granted wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.  (James 1:5)

    3. That they be presented with the gospel and a loving Christian witness.  (Romans 10:14)

    4. That, if unsaved, they be drawn to a saving encounter with Christ; if born-again, that they be strengthened and encouraged in their faith.  (1 Timothy 2:4, Ephesians 1:17-23)

    5. That they recognize their own inadequacy and pray and seek the will of God.  (Proverbs 3:5-8, Luke 11:9-13)

    6. That they be convicted of sin, transgression, and iniquity.  (Psalm 51:17, John 8:9)

    7. That they heed their conscience, confess their sins and repent.  (Proverbs 28:13, James 4:8)

    8. That they read the Bible and attend prayer meetings and Bible studies.  (Psalms 119:11, Colossians 3:2)

    9. That they value and regard the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Christ.  (Psalm 19:7-11, John 8:31-32)

    10. That they respect and honor their own parents if living.  (Ephesians 6:2-3)

    11. That they respect authority and practice accountability.  (Romans 13:1-7)

    12. That they be given godly counsel and God-fearing advisors.  (Proverbs 24:6)

    13. That they be honest and faithful to spouses and children.
    (Malachi 2:15-16)

    14. That they be practicing members of local congregations.  (Hebrews 10:25)

    15. That they desire purity and avoid debauchery, pornography, perversion and drunkenness.  (1 Corinthians 6:9-20, Titus 2:12)

    16. That they be timely, reliable and dependable.  (Matthew 21:28-31)

    17. That they be honest in financial, tax and ethical matters.  (1 Corinthians 6:10, 1 Timothy 6:6-10)

    18. That they seek pastoral care and counsel when needed.  (Hebrews 13:7)

    19. That they seek out and nurture godly friendships.  (Psalms 1:1-3)

    20. That they have thankful and teachable spirits.  (Romans 1:21)

    21. That they be generous and have compassionate hearts for the poor and needy.  (Psalm 112:9, Luke 10:33-37)

    22. That they redeem their time and know priorities.  (Ephesians 5:15-17)

    23. That they desire honesty, integrity, and loyalty.  (Psalm 26, Proverbs 11:3)

    24. That they have courage to resist manipulation, pressure and the fear of man.  (Proverbs 29:25, 2 Timothy 1:7)

    25. That they be shielded from occultism, New Age cults, false religions, and secret societies.  (Isaiah 1:29, 2:6)

    26. That they be presented with biblical worldviews and principles.  (Ephesians 3:10)

    27. That they endeavor to restore the sanctity of life, families, divine order and morality in our nation.  (Ephesians 5:22-6:4)

    28. That they would work to reverse the trends of humanism in our nation.  (1 Chronicles 12:32, Isaiah 59:19)

    29. That they desire humility and meekness and be willing to serve and cooperate.  (John 13:14, Titus 3:1-2)

    30. That they be prepared to give an account to Almighty God.  (Hebrews 9:27)

    from  GetAmericaPraying.com


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  • Here is what one viewer said after watching “Balance of Justice” :

    “I just finished the documentary and can’t believe the depth and breadth you covered in less than 60 minutes while completely capturing the viewer with insightful, well-varied interviews, quotes and b-roll. I had planned to watch this while typing on another project, but once it started, it grabbed my complete focus.

    Col. Eidsmoe and David Fowler were excellent authorities. I really enjoyed their take on positive versus negative law, particularly when Eidsmoe explained why negative laws support greater liberty than positive laws. I don’t think I’ve heard it put that well before.

    The time and thought you invested in this project shows on screen in a very positive way. It gives better and more pointed treatment to this issue than anything I’ve seen on television. Of course, it’s really nice to agree with every word that is being said for a change. Masterful work.”

    –Mark B.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Feb. 12, 2013 — Press Release

    “Documentary Featured at International Film Festival”

    ‘Balance of Justice’ Examines Trends Affecting American Justice System

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee-produced documentary exploring the impact of moral relativism on the American justice system received acclaim this week at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.

    “Balance of Justice: Searching for Truth in a Relative Nation,” was a semi-finalist in the festival, which draws independent filmmakers from around the world.

    The film tackles sobering questions in the backdrop of today’s society. Is justice a concept relative to culture, which had one meaning when the Constitution was written, but another today?

    “Justice is dependent upon truth,” said the film’s producer, Benjamin Owen. “It’s vital that we understand the foundational principals of justice.”

    The documentary features perspectives from experts Ben DuPré; Col. John Eidsmoe; David Fowler; Bodie Hodge and Dr. John Laida. Other talent included music composer Darren Dixon; acting by Nathan Keeler; and narrator Mike Brooks.

    “Falling deeper into relativism, our culture is longing for truth,” Owen says. “This film demonstrates that there is certain truth – Jesus Christ, the ultimate answer to America’s struggle for justice.” Salvation is found only in the just and loving God who paid the fine for sin (John 3:16).

    The San Antonio festival offers a high-profile venue for Christian filmmakers. “The first thing you notice is the focus on Christian values,” Owen explained. “The event opened with a reading from the Bible. Many of the films were made by families, and it is a family friendly event. God is honored throughout the festival ­– through the films, by the speakers and the filmmakers. It was a real joy to attend.”

    The 56-minute documentary is available on DVD and includes more than 30 minutes of bonus content. Learn more at www.BorderWatchFilms.com

    About SAICFF:
    There were around 250 film submissions and less than 70 were accepted into the festival.  “Balance of Justice” was among 23 films accepted in the documentary category. The San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) works to “provide a platform for Christians to present their art, to network with others, and to encourage independent Christian filmmakers in their mission by offering appropriate recognition for excellence in Christian film production.” The festival offers the largest single cash prize in America for any film festival — the $101,000 Best of Festival Jubilee Award.  Other awards include Best Dramatic Short Film, Best Commercial Advertisement, Best Documentary, Best Promotional Media and Best Feature Film.


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