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Trinity Broadcasting Network announces it has begun shooting The State of Faith, an unprecedented documentary series exploring the history of Christianity and its current scope throughout the world. The State of Faith is slated to begin airing in January 2020. Through a global exploration across 20 key regions, The State of Faith will capture groundbreaking footage and interviews with influential voices and heroes within the faith, and chart the historical path the Gospel journeyed, exploring where, why and exactly how it spread from 12 followers of Jesus to more than two billion believers worldwide. TBN released a trailer for The State of Faith on Thursday.
"Visually, this is going to be Blue Planet meets National Geographic's The Story of God with Morgan Freeman," noted TBN Chairman Matt Crouch.
TBN will leverage remote programming, live broadcasts and edited packages to develop the series, which will air across multiple platforms over a 12-month span and represent more than 50 hours of broadcast content. The State of Faith will be fueled by research from Museum of the Bible scholars, and by the time it airs, will have been in development for three-and-a-half years.
"We aim to reveal the impact Christians and the message of hope and grace have had over generations—from the biggest cities in the world to the most remote villages," said Crouch. "The Gospel went from being spread on foot by Jesus and His disciples to being sent out at light speed to all four corners of the globe via satellite. That's a truly remarkable story worth telling!"
The State of Faith will examine the social, economic and historical significance and impact that the spread of Christianity has had on the world.
"Pop culture has been defining Christianity for years; The State of Faith has a chance to be intellectually and emotionally honest about our true 'place in the world,'" said Crouch. "This is an opportunity for us, as Christians, to appreciate our wins, learn from our losses, and be inspired by what can come next."
The regions planned for the documentary include the Eastern Mediterranean, China, North Africa, Southern Europe, the Caribbean islands, Southeast Asia, Israel, South Africa, Brazil, United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, Russia/Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Latin America, Central Africa, India, Central Asia, North America and Philippines/Indonesia/New Guinea.
For more information visit thestateoffaith.tv.
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