Challenges: The Restoration Movement in Texas film now available online

In 1986 Herald of Truth and Abilene Christian University collaborated on a video retelling 150 years of Restoration history in Texas.  It features R. L. Roberts, Bill Humble, Richard Hughes, Ethelyn Mitchall, John Stevens and William Teague and was filmed on location at historic sites across Texas.

The film is now available online for free streaming and download.

Challenges – The Restoration Movement in Texas from ACU Library on Vimeo.

Online materials for teaching Restoration Movement history

As an archive embedded within a university, we value the teaching of our history.  We value the practice of teaching as well as the content of the teaching.  We value pedagogy and the raw archival and print materials historians use to teach and write and reflect about the past.  Every so often someone asks if I know of teaching materials online that might be useful for class or personal study.  Usually they want something like a set of class presentations.  If you are looking for something like this, I commend a series now underway by Mike Baker, minister for the Concord Street Church of Christ in Orlando, FL.  He is teaching through Restoration history on Wednesday nights and has uploaded video files and PDFs of his presentations to his congregation’s website.