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The Internet is filled with information, some is critical to understand, most is not essential and the balance is very destructive. Of the critical information, that which is most often overlooked is the inspiring and sacred. Every concerned parent feels an anxiety and responsibility for the proper direction of education and leisure in the home. ZionVision is an organization dedicated to finding and organizing uplifting materials from across the Internet and then making these materials available to families in their own home using the latest technology available. This is the inspiration behind ZionTube, a collection of the best known videos from YouTube and Vimeo, organized by category and made searchable from one site.

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  • Cromwell

    Cromwell

    Cromwell is a British 1970 historical drama film, based on the life of Oliver Cromwell who led the Parliamentary forces during the English Civil War and, as Lord Protector, ruled Great Britain and Ireland in the 1650s.

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  • Finding Meaning In Sacred Architecture – Lecture By Val Brinkerhoff

    http://kennedyvideo.byu.edu/lec_23Sep09.flv

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  • Ephraim’s Rescue

    Ephraim’s Rescue

    Watch full movie here From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin Handcart company. Follow Ephraim as his adventures lead him to join the Mormon Church and to ultimately lead one of the most heroic rescues in American history. With a unique desire to help and […]

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  • Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration (2014)

    Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration (2014)

    Why are some of the same sacred symbols used by the Founding Fathers, also found on tapestries in China that date to the time of the flood? Why do we find the same symbols revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith, as part of the Restoration, used as well by the early Christians? Why do these same symbols appear to tie into the Book of Mormon through the Hopewell civilization in North America? Does the Founding of America tie into the […]

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  • Pamela’s Prayer

    Pamela’s Prayer

    Pamela’s Prayer is the story of a prayerful father, a listening daughter, and the sovereignty of God. It is faith realized…and purity lifted high. This motion picture portray the unique story of Pamela Bucklin from her birth in 1969 to her wedding day in 1991.  Her mother died the day she was born. Her father taught her a certain perspective about purity and marriage.  All of her friends were dating. Pamela was not. And it seemed unfair that her father […]

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  • Unconditional (2013)

    Unconditional (2013)

    Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood have become published books. When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act of violence, Sam loses her faith and her will to live. But a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. Inspired by true events, UNCONDITIONAL stars Michael Ealy (Think […]

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  • Evolution Vs. God

    Evolution Vs. God

    Issues: Doctrinal Accuracy (Grace and unconditional love) – Please see our Salvation, Grace and Unconditional Love FAQs http://www.josephsmithforum.org/research/faqs/salvation-grace-unconditional-love/ If you are interested in what the LDS Church believes regarding evolution, see the Science FAQs.  http://www.josephsmithforum.org/research/faqs/science/ Hear expert testimony from leading evolutionary scientists from some of the world’s top universities: • Peter Nonacs, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA • Craig Stanford, Professor, Biological Sciences and Anthropology, USC • PZ Myers, Associate Professor, Biology, University of Minnesota Morris • Gail E. Kennedy, […]

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  • Apathy in the Church

    Apathy in the Church

    Apathy Cycle This presentation describes a cycle of apathy and indifference toward purposeful things among some of the youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The purpose of this presentation is to assist the parents and leaders of youth in breaking this cycle of apathy and helping the youth become converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Additional material: Apathy Presentation Quotes: http://josephsmithacademy.org/sources/apathy_presentation_quotes.pdf Cycle Diagram (PPT): http://josephsmithacademy.org/sources/cycle_diagram.ppt

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  • Noah’s Ark: Thinking Outside the Box (2007)

    Noah’s Ark: Thinking Outside the Box (2007)

    Winner! 2009 Jubilee Award As we learn more about ancient shipbuilding we must ask the question, “When Noah constructed the Ark, wouldn’t he have used the technology of his day? Could he follow the Lord’s directions and actually build a ship able to withstand the cataclysmic tempest?” Following the example of Drs. Henry Morris and John Whitcomb’s ground-breaking book, The Genesis Flood, Ark researcher Tim Lovett applies new findings to the contours and interior design of the Ark, while maintaining […]

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  • Episode 4: The Miracle of Survival (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Episode 4: The Miracle of Survival (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Against All Odds: The Miracle of Survival (Episode 4) No examination of modern Israel can be appreciated without a look at the tragedy of the Holocaust that erased one third of the world’s Jews in one devastating season of hate at the hand of Adolf Hitler. In this powerful episode, Michael is joined by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who endured Aushwitz concentration camp and became a champion for human rights around the world. The episode features archive images of the war […]

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  • The Star of Bethlehem (2009)

    The Star of Bethlehem (2009)

    For centuries, skeptics and seekers alike have pondered the star of Bethlehem. The Bible describes unusual or even impossible astronomical events at Christ’s birth. Was it a miracle or mere myth? This compelling DVD examines Scripture, ancient writings, indisputable astronomical facts and more. Learn nine specific features of the star recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, how it established a date for Jesus’ birth and death . . . and its significance for you today! Running time is approximately 65 […]

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  • Return to the Hiding Place (2011)

    Return to the Hiding Place (2011)

    When Corrie ten Boom realizes the rising Nazi empire will swallow Holland and create the holocaust of every innocent Jew in secret death-camps, she faces the deadly threat of these “Death-Skull Storm Troopers” with a surprising remedy: an army comprised of untrained teenagers. Around that same time, brilliant young physics student, Hans Poley, chooses not to join the Nazi party. To protect him, his parents force him into hiding in the home of Corrie ten Boom. While in hiding, he […]

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  • The Inheritance (1997)

    The Inheritance (1997)

    We watched the version of this movie distributed by Feature Films for Families: http://www.familytv.com/Product_Info.aspx?p=350 It later came to our attention that this was an edited version. All other distributors and sellers carry the uncut version. The edited parts included various slang phrases and mild crudeness. While we generally discourage watching “edited” movies, as the morals of the producer can never be completely removed, in this case the Feature Films for Families version helps eliminate detraction and leaves a better spirit. […]

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  • Dr. Peter A. Lillback on George Washington, Deism and the Bible

    Dr. Peter A. Lillback on George Washington, Deism and the Bible

    Disclaimer: Note: Dr. Peter Lillback refers to Thomas Jefferson as a soft deist. Thomas Jefferson was NOT a soft deist by any stretch. For more information, please watch “David Barton on Thomas Jefferson” or read the book, The Jefferson Lies. Dr. Peter A. Lillback discusses George Washington and the Bible with HBU faculty, staff, students and friends. Peter Lillback shares the case for George Washington’s faith as a follower of Christ.

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  • For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments

    For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments

    www.BookofMormonForOurDay.org/government The For Our Day documentary series explores the prophetic parallels in the Book of Mormon referencing statements from latter-day prophets of God and the Standard Works. For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments compares the Nephite and Latter-day governments of liberty. Did Mormon use the government of liberty in the Book of Mormon to foreshadow our divinely sanctioned Constitutional Republic? Is there a link between the American founding principles and ancient Israel? Is there irrefutable evidence of God’s providential hand […]

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  • Flood Geology (Answers in Genesis)

    Flood Geology (Answers in Genesis)

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  • Backyard Winter Gardening with Caleb Warnock

    Backyard Winter Gardening with Caleb Warnock

    Caleb Warnock is the author of the new book, Backyard Winter Gardening. His family is believed to be the last in the U.S. to grow an extensive winter garden, using the methods and vegetable varieties (many near extinction) that were used to feed people for hundreds of years before the invention of the modern grocery store. Caleb’s home is at 5,000 feet, and two days before this video was shot, it had been minus-16 degrees below zero. This is a […]

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  • Back to Eden Gardening Film

    Back to Eden Gardening Film

    Watch the full movie here! After years of back-breaking toil in ground ravaged by the effects of man-made growing systems, Paul Gautschi has discovered a taste of what God intended for mankind in the garden of Eden. Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil preparation, fertilization, irrigation, weed control, pest control, crop rotation, and PH issues. None of these issues exist in the unaltered state of nature or in Paul’s gardens and orchards. “Back to Eden” invites […]

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  • Christian Persecution in North Korea

    Christian Persecution in North Korea

    Leader: Kim Jong-Un Population: 20 million (400,000 Christians) Main Religion: Atheism/traditional beliefs Government: Communist dictatorship World Watch List Rank: 1 Source of Persecution: Communist oppression/Dictatorial paranoia For the eleventh year running, this is the most difficult place on earth to be a Christian. One of the few remaining Communist states, it is vehemently opposed to religion of any kind. Christians are classified as hostile and face arrest, detention, torture, even public execution. There is a system of labour camps including […]

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  • Exodus Decoded

    Exodus Decoded

    Full Movie At the very heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam lies the story of the Exodus, an epic tale of plagues, miracles and revelations. But the truth behind these events has been obscured by faith and time–until now. After six years of unprecedented research, host Simcha Jacobovici and a team of renowned archeologists, Egyptologists, geologists, and theologians shed revelatory new light on the Exodus and the era’s ruling Egyptian Dynasty. Their new theory pushes events hundreds of years earlier […]

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  • Captive in Iran: Maryam Rostampour & Marziyeh Amirizadeh Christian Persecution

    Captive in Iran: Maryam Rostampour & Marziyeh Amirizadeh Christian Persecution

    Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh started two secret house churches in Iran and covertly distributed New Testaments to 20,000 of their countrymen, even though it was forbidden by Islamic law. In 2009, they were arrested and held in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. But instead of succumbing to fear in the face of repeated interrogations and a possible death sentence, they chose to take the radical step of sharing their faith inside the prison walls that were meant to silence them. […]

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  • Episode 13: In Search Of A Miracle (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Episode 13: In Search Of A Miracle (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    On Michael’s last day in his investigative trip to Israel, he looks back on all the men and women he has met and the stories they have told him. Ending his visit on the eve of Shabbat, Michael visits a synagogue for the first time since he was a boy, and just before returning to America, draws his final conclusions about miracles in this ancient land with its modern people. It is an inspiring climax to this unprecedented television series.

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  • Episode 12: Rescue At Entebbe (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Episode 12: Rescue At Entebbe (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    If there is a story that defies all the odds, it is the rescue of the passengers of Air France flight 139 from Arab terrorists at the Entebee airport in 1976. Michael visits with former hostage SARAH DAVIDSON, whose family endured the nightmare, and with veteran pilot CHICKI SHANI, who piloted the Hercules plane that brought a crack team of Israeli soldiers to Entebee for a daring resue mission that had little hope of success. In a moment by moment […]

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  • Episode 11: Myths or Miracles (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Episode 11: Myths or Miracles (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Myths or Miracles? Michael investigates two stories, beginning with one told by 90 year old Margalit Zinati, her family’s presence in Pekiin since the fall of the second Temple, legendary. She claims her grandfather’s account is true, when marauding Arab terrorists one night attempted to wipe out the Jewish community and instead faced a group of strange beings wielding flaming swords, who scared them away, to the shock of the village rabbi who witnessed the event. AVINOAM GRINBERG is but […]

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  • Episode 10: A Place Of Miracles (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Episode 10: A Place Of Miracles (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Michael takes his investigation to the streets of Israel and talks with people from all walks of life about miracles in Israel. A visit with leading television news anchor Yaacov Elon sheds a contemporary insight on the people of modern day Israel. Clarence Wagner takes Michael on a look back at the remarkable fulfillment of ancient biblical prophecies in the land of Israel today, and chief rabbi of Tel Aviv, Israel Lau takes us on a unique view of Israel […]

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  • Episode 9: The People Of The Book Come Home (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Episode 9: The People Of The Book Come Home (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    The miracle of millions of people pulling up stakes in their homelands to come to a desert wasteland and start their lives over is almost unimaginable. But such is the story of the exodus that repopulated the reborn nation of Israel. Rabbi Israel Lau describes the sense of coming home, with his own story of survival from the Holocaust. Russian Jews tell their story of escape from the tyranny of Communism and others describe what it means to be in […]

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  • Episode 8: A Warrior Named Kahalani (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Episode 8: A Warrior Named Kahalani (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    There are few living war legends in Israel as known or more beloved as AVIGDOR KAHALANI. Michael visits Kahalani who shares his remarkable stories of escape froma burning tank in the Sinai campaign of 1967, and a faceoff wth Syrian tanks in 1973, against all odd. Kahalani’s own son, DOTAN, plays the role of his famous father in the re-enactment of these two legendary war stories. Veterans of both wars were emotionally moved by the similarity between father and son […]

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  • Episode 7: 1967 (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Episode 7: 1967 (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Michael investigates the incredible military achievement of 1967, and the inspiring stories associated with the return of Jerusalem to Jewish hands for the first time since the fall of Jerusalem to the Romans in 70AD. Commander DAVID YANIV tells (and the episode dramatizes) an account of Abraham appearing in the sky above a platoon of soldiers outside Jerusalem’s walls, reminiscent of the Ira Rappaport experience of ’48. Paratrooper YORAM ZAMUSH takes Michael to the Kotel and recounts his personal story […]

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  • Episode 6: The Miracle Of ’48 (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Episode 6: The Miracle Of ’48 (Against All Odds – Israel Survives)

    Michael meets war veteran SHAYKE GAVISH and EITAN HABER, both freedom fighters in the War for Independence. The son of legendary documentary filmmaker NATHAN AXELROD, shares his personal memories and narrates moments from his father’s priceless film collection. The episode dramatizes AMOS HOREV’s account of how he helped discover a back road to Jerusalem when it was under siege by the Jordanians, a route that would become the famous Burma Road. After the War for Independence, David Ben-Gurion’s chief of […]

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  • Against All Odds – Israel Survives (2005 TV)

    Against All Odds – Israel Survives (2005 TV)

    Israel’s rebirth and survival in the 20th century has been called a miracle. Those who were there cite their own experiences as proof.  Remarkable stories come to life in gripping dramatizations, eyewitness accounts, and interviews with historians and religious leaders. Watch episodes: Episode 1: The Assignment Episode 2: Miracle at Michmash Episode 3: Shula – The Girl Who Became a Spy Episode 4: The Miracle of Survival Episode 5: A Boy Named Ezra Episode 6: The Miracle Of ’48 (Against […]

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ZionTube

The Internet is filled with information, some is critical to understand, most is not essential and the balance is very destructive. Of the critical information, that which is most often overlooked is the inspiring and sacred. Every concerned parent feels an anxiety and responsibility for the proper direction of education and leisure in the home. The Joseph Smith Foundation is an organization dedicated to finding and organizing uplifting materials from across the Internet and then making these materials available to families in their own home using the latest technology available. This is the inspiration behind ZionTube, a collection of the best known videos from YouTube, Vimeo, GodTube, etc, organized by category and made searchable from one site.