17 Easter Videos for 2016

17 Easter Videos for 2016

Creative film pieces for the Easter season increasingly abound! Some are ideal for church meetings and services, others are ripe for sharing online. Here’s a list of 17 that might take your fancy.

1. Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead? – Impact 360

Engaging piece looking at whether it’s all really true.

2. The Tomb Is Still Empty – Joel Mullen

In a word: cute.

3. If You Had Been Here – Glen Scrivener

Glen’s latest, poetically exploring the significance of Jesus’ resurrection from the perspective of the grieving brother of Lazarus: “Through you death is a gardener, we are the seed. And this is the path; resurrection decreed.”

4. He’s Still Risen – Igniter Media

Simple and powerful film to bring home the impact of resurrection.

5. The Easter Story in 1 Minute – Carl Laferton

Carl summarising his book in one minute.

6. Good Friday: Live! – Christians in Sport

Clever retelling of the events of Good Friday through imagined live scrolling web-based news reporting.

7. Arms Wide Open – Miriam Swaffield

Spoken-word piece underlining how the cross of Jesus reveals the rescue plan of God and calls us to respond.

8. Cannonball – Speak Life feat. Guvna B

A visual/lyrical/musical feast, from the team at Speak Life, including Guvna B on vocals. Writer Glen Scrivener has also put together a short explanation.

9. I’m Full Cos It Was Empty – Spoken Truth

Dai Woolridge doing what he does really well.

10. Egg – Dave Crofts

Clever spoken-word piece riffing off something familiar and casting our eyes to bigger things.

11. Dead Come Alive – Full of Eyes

Powerful visual story-telling.

12. Bread of Heaven – Glen Scrivener

Taking up the theme of Passover and Jesus’ body being broken for us, using a child’s voice and drawings, painting the Bible’ grand-narrative and re-setting Jesus’ death and resurrection within its bigger story.

13. What do you think Easter is all about? – UCCF

A simple two-minute video, using pictures to accompany someone probing the question as to what Easter is about, before putting forward some of the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection.

14. That’s Easter: Death to Life – St Helen’s

Short presentation featuring biblical scholars speaking on the reliability of the gospel accounts.

15 & 16. Lego Easter Story – Richard Case/BW Animations

Two takes on the same idea, one apparently a ten-year old’s school art homework project, and the other a more in-depth take.

17. How Deep The Father’s Love – Page CXVI

Page CXVI reworking a modern hymn that captures the heart of the Easter message.

Know of any other videos? Share the love and drop them in the comments below.