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Sincere thanks to Christian Film Festival for awarding this film its Best Documentary award, and Fan Favorite award, at their screening on August 25th in Virginia.Congratulations ‘The Saxon New World’ by H. Paul Moon, a 2018 Christian Film Festival Award Winner for Best Documentary (H. Paul Moon), Best Documentary Fan Favorite (H. Paul Moon)! From the untold history of America’s largest early immigration's, this half-hour documentary tells the story of 19th-century Saxons who settled in rural Missouri. Unprepared for the harsh conditions of America in 1838, and dismayed by the scandal of their leader Martin Stephan, they persevered to sow the seeds for one of the world’s largest bodies of Lutheranism today. From interviews with historians and curators, to archival pictures and centennial re-enactments, this documentary blends historical storytelling with the music of J.S. Bach, in a tribute to the living descendants of this epic migration. The credits include: H Paul Moon (Director), and J.S. Bach (Composer)! Congratulations Mr. Moon and everyone who was in and helped make this film, it is very informative with an inspiring message! God bless. CFF ... See MoreSee Less

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Sincere thanks to Christian Film Festival for awarding this film its Best Documentary award, and Fan Favorite award, at their screening on August 25th in Virginia.

Sincere thanks to the Christian Film Festival for including this documentary, and as always to Carla Jordan, Robert Schmidt, Lynda Lorenz and Marvin Huggins for making the film possible.Congratulations ‘The Saxon New World’ by H. Paul Moon, an ‘official selection' to the 25 August 2018 Christian Film Festival! Attached is the poster with the laurels it was awarded for being an official selection to the CFF! From the untold history of America’s largest early immigration's, this half-hour documentary tells the story of 19th-century Saxons who settled in rural Missouri. Unprepared for the harsh conditions of America in 1838, and dismayed by the scandal of their leader Martin Stephan, they persevered to sow the seeds for one of the world’s largest bodies of Lutheranism today. From interviews with historians and curators, to archival pictures and centennial re-enactments, this documentary blends historical storytelling with the music of J.S. Bach, in a tribute to the living descendants of this epic migration. The credits include: H Paul Moon (Director), and J.S. Bach (Composer)! Congratulations Mr. Moon and everyone who was in and helped make this film, it is very informative with an inspiring message! God bless. CFF ... See MoreSee Less

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Sincere thanks to the Christian Film Festival for including this documentary, and as always to Carla Jordan, Robert Schmidt, Lynda Lorenz and Marvin Huggins for making the film possible.

Another great family history from Saxon Lutheran descendant Thomas Stueve's family todayThis documentary is a presentation of historic pictures and tells the family story very briefly . The project was created by Timothy Stueve. (The son of Tom ... ... See MoreSee Less

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"As with most music students of his time, Luther had a grounding in both singing and the lute and was recognized as a skilled lute-player with a pleasant tenor voice.

"For Luther, music was not a 'dark art' but one which he grasped as well as any other educated person of his time. He enjoyed singing and playing his lute at home. Some Christian writers of the past, notably Augustine, were distrustful of music and its emotional effect. Augustine was 'afflicted with scruples of conscience whenever he discovered that he had derived pleasure from music and had been happy thereby' and 'was of the opinion that such joy is unrighteous and sinful.'

"Not so Luther. He affirmed as a great benefit the power of music to move the emotions."As with most music students of his time, Luther had a grounding in both singing and the lute and was recognized as a skilled lute-player with a pleasant tenor voice.
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The Battle between Carnival and Lent Katharina von Bora - Paula Bär-Giese soprano Martinus Luther - Hans Meijer - lute Inscription, bottom centre: Dit is den... ... See MoreSee Less

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