Faith Review – Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball

 

Change is hard enough for an individual to process, and it is especially hard in a network of human relations. This is the difficult process facing a struggling baseball team in the 2011 film, Moneyball. In this faith review, discussion questions are included, paralleling the film’s portrayal of hard fought change with difficulties facing the church.

 

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Clips and Lessons – ‘Sister Act’ and Resurrection

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The movie clip in this lesson for youth groups is about resurrection, from the 1992 comedy classic, Sister Act. The sisters bring back their neighborhood from the dead and resurrect it into something new. God practices resurrection all the time and invites us to do the same thing in our lives. Theological discussion questions are included.

 

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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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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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