Clips and Lessons – Spider-Man and Bullying

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How does a Christian respond to those who wrong us? How does Jesus ask us to respond in the Sermon on the Mount? In this lesson for youth groups, you will lead your participants through an examination of a clip from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) where Peter Parker is bullied. A scripture study and discussion questions are included.

 

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Faith Review – What Dreams May Come

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In this dramatic portrayal of love and death, the tragic dimensions of human experience are explored both in this life and in the hereafter. With the loss of their two children, Chris and Annie battle the torments of grief. Annie never recovers, and after the death of her husband, Chris, she commits suicide. In the afterlife, Chris embarks on a quest to find Annie, who has been barred from heaven due to her suicide. While the film departs significantly from biblical theology, there are a number of fascinating discussion questions that the film provokes: love, death, grief, salvation, the afterlife, and so forth. We have two reviews of the film, which both include excellent questions for group discussion.

 

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Faith Review – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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For many students, the transitional stage of “middle school” is clearly rigged for an optimum amount of social awkwardness and humiliation! In this film review by Jeff Smith, you will get an overview of these ordeals as found in the 2010 film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Included are discussion topics related to the movie’s themes: popularity, friendship, bullying, identity, and so forth.

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Clips and Lessons – The Blind Side

 

In dialogue with a clip from The Blind Side (2009), this lesson for youth groups is about going the extra mile to make sure our neighbors are taken care of. Hospitality does not start and end with inviting family over and making sure they are well taken care of. It goes further and this study will help the youth explore ways in which they can be hospitable to others.

 

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Faith Review – The Social Network (2010)

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The Social Network tells the story of the remarkable ingenuity and ambition of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. The narrative is set during his undergraduate years at Harvard, where strife with friends and associates marked his early path to success. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, the basic plot lines are given, highlighting some themes for theological discussion, such as friendship, competition, and greed.

 

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Rev. Tom LaBonte, Rev. Mason Todd, Rev. John Elam, Elizabeth Sigmon, Star Crawford, Rev. Jeff Smith, Rev. Noe Juarez, Erin Mills, Katie Todd, Kelly Hames, Russ Pearson, Kathy Sharp, Lisa Lewis-Jenkins, Newton Cowan, Andy Blackwelder, Kim Lee, Inger Manchester, Dr. Pamela Mitchell-Legg, Jonathan Davis, Holly Frisk, Rev. Bob Tuttle, Donna Fair, Jana Creighton, Marty Simmons, Frank Cunningham, Tommy Holderness, Katherine Lamb, Megan Argabrite, Ken Fuquay, Mark Moss, Mary Anne Welch