Clips and Lessons – Moneyball and Vocation

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In the film, Moneyball, the new assistant to the general manager sees talent where others see failure, challenging the general manager to do the same. The team is transformed by this vision of hope. In this lesson for high school youth, the students are led through a discussion about the calling of our Lord to us, unworthy as we are, as displayed in the story of Zacchaeus.

 

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Clips and Lessons – Moneyball and Finding Your Worth

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The general manager of a major league baseball team is offered a lucrative contract with another team. He is told that he is worth it, but he has relationships to consider, not just money. In this lesson for high school youth, the students are guided into a discussion about an individual person’s worth, based upon a consideration of statements in Matthew’s gospel.

 

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Moneyball and finding your worth

Faith Review – Letters to God (2010)

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Tyler is an eight-year-old boy with cancer who expresses his faith and hope in letters addressed to God. The letters are mailed daily and make there way to a postman with an addiction to alcohol as a way to numb the pain of his past. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, themes for discussion are highlighted — such as fear, hope, prayer, forgiveness, and redemption.

 

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Letters to God

Faith Review – The Fisher King (1991)

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The Fisher King is a somber yet hopeful story of two men who are brought together by a tragedy, the loss of one man’s wife for which the other man is partially responsible. They each work through the often torturous experience of grappling with grief and guilt, forgiveness and friendship. In this faith review, discussion questions are included for an adult setting, dealing with the difficult interpersonal issues that the film presses.

 

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Clips and Lessons – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Our faith can lead us to unexpected places. Like Bilbo, sometimes we can be reluctant to follow God where God is leading us. In this study for youth groups, the class will watch a clip from the 2012 film, The Hobbit, where Bilbo is struggling whether to accept the call to journey alongside the dwarfs into dangerous territory or to stay at home and live the quiet life. Discussion questions are included, related to faithful obedience amidst doubts.

 

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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