Posts Tagged ‘Community’

Clips and Lessons – Easy A and Judging

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Olive is a regular high school student with a gay friend who asks her to say that she slept with him so that the other boys will stop making fun of him. She does so, and as rumors quickly spread about her (fake) sexual foray, she embraces the identity of a “slut.” In this lesson for high school youth, the students will watch a clip from Easy A and discuss issues of identity and peer pressure, in dialogue with the account of Jesus and the adulterous woman (John 8:1-11).

 

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Faith Review – My Name is Khan (2010)

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My Names is Khan is an Indian film from 2010. It follows the life of Rizwan Kahn, a gifted young man with Asperger Syndrome, which limits his ability to show emotion and interpret the intentions of others. Yet, his greatest struggle comes with his identity as a Hindu Indian living in the United States. He is successful and happy with is life after coming to America, but the racial fallout of the 9/11 attacks takes a significant toll on his family, especially his wife. Because of their ethnicity, they encounter suspicion and ridicule, but in turn he shows love and compassion, in his long journey to speak to the president and say, “My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist.” The film review includes discussion questions from a theological angle, including Scripture citations.

 

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Faith Review – Easy A (2010)

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In the 2010 film, Easy A, the audience is taken through the social challenges and pitfalls of the contemporary high school scene. A student’s reputation takes a drastic turn as the rumor mill is filled with false stories about her sexual escapades. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, discussion questions are included relating to themes of identity, societal norms, and morality.

 

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Faith Review – Moneyball (2011)

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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 – 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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