Faith Review – Pay It Forward (2000)

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When brokenness is pervasive among those who surround you, the darkness can be overwhelming, sapping any resolve to hope for better. In this sober telling of alcoholism and abuse, the audience will be confronted with this sad reality, but there is hope in the act of love — sacrificial love that can break through the darkness, bringing light and hope. In this faith review by Mark Moss, you can read a survey of the different plot points, followed by some discussion questions for a classroom or small group setting.

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Faith Review – The Help (2011)

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The Help (2011) is a period drama, set in the still segregated society of the South in the 1960′s. The viewer will follow the story of two distinct classes of women — the privileged white ladies in control of domestic affairs and the black maids who work for them. In this faith review, a number of discussion questions are included to facilitate discussion around moral and theological themes.

 

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The Help review

Clips and Lessons – Chocolat

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In the pursuit of maintaining tranquility and order, a small French village has forgotten the priorities that the gospel imposes upon us. In this lesson for an adults class, you can guide your participants through a discussion of the risks required to challenge prevailing norms, using a clip from the film, Chocolat (2000).

 

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Faith Review – Extraordinary Measures (2010)

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In the 2010 film, Extraordinary Measures, the difficult and painful issue of terminal illness among children is tackled. The narrative follows the actions of a father with two children who are diagnosed with Pompe’s disease, which will kill them before they reach their teen years. He discovers a medical scientist who may provide the cure, and they relentlessly pursue this end through numerous hoops and struggles. In this faith review, some discussion questions are provided based upon the moral issues involved and the Christian struggle with discerning God’s will.

 

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Extraordinary Measures

Clips and Lessons – Identity and Spider-Man

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In this lesson for student groups, the youth will discuss, or at least think about, aspects of their lives they hide from the world. Just as Spider-Man wears a mask to protect his identity, we too put on our own figurative masks so people will see what we want them to see. Using a clip from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and a scripture passage, the leader will take the class through some discussion questions.

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Identity and Spider-Man




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