The Life of Apostle Peter and Other Lutheran Church Videos
|Rick and his crew film a video in Rome for the Lutheran Church.|
By Rick Steves
This fall, I spent a few days in Rome working with my friend Tim Frakes — who produces videos for the Lutheran Church (www.elca.org) — to finish a teaching video about St. Peter. Remembering how I had to sit through the old-fashioned, black-and-white filmstrips when I was a kid in Sunday school, I enjoy helping my church pump up the color and energy for kids warming those same little chairs today. This was our fifth collaboration. Earlier videos have taken us from Lutheran-funded hospitals in Papua New Guinea to the room where Martin Luther translated the Bible from Latin to the people's German. (For a behind-the-scenes look at filming the new St. Peter video, you can read my recent blog entry about it).
Just a month after we filmed in Rome, the project was compete and a new teaching video was in the mail to all 11,000 ELCA Lutheran churches. Our friends at the ELCA website have organized all the videos Tim and I have done into one fun page at www.elca.org, so anyone can click on over and see our work, including our latest entry: The Life of Apostle Peter.