The digitally remastered Chariots of Fire is now showing in cinemas across the UK. In association with More Than Gold, Damaris are
delighted to provide free official resources for churches for use around
the release of the film and as the Olympics draw near.
this Movie Moments episode, Carol Pollard asks us to consider the different ways
in which the characters in the movie demonstrate their passion. Harold
Abrahams devotes himself to his training, but his determination to prove
himself means that he sometimes excludes others. Eric Liddell runs to
honour those around him, and to worship God. Watching what happens to
Harold and Eric as they each achieve their goals, we're given pause for
thought. As we run the race of life, does our passion cause us to look inwards, or outwards?
In this Reel to Real episode
Lord David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire producer), and Cameron Saunders
(Managing Director of 20th Century Fox UK) share their personal
perspectives on trust. With illustrations from the movie they apply
their experiences in the film industry to those we all share in ordinary
life. They consider what it means to trust in our own vision, in those
around us and, ultimately a greater purpose - a higher calling. In these uncertain times, where should we be placing our trust?
of Fire ends with a brief statement about Eric Liddell's later life. We
learn that he turned his back on fame and fortune in order to go to
China as a missionary, where he subsequently died. But what's the full
story behind these intriguing snippets? This Reel to Real video features
interviews with Robert Rendall, the Chief Executive of the Eric Liddell
Centre, and with Stephen Metcalf, who as a 14 year old boy was interned
along with Eric in a prison camp. They help to unpack Eric's story,
revealing the enduring theme of dedication to God and to others that was
evident throughout his life. Who or what are we dedicated to, and how do we demonstrate this dedication through our lives?