Posts Tagged ‘Death’

Faith Review – Patch Adams

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In our culture that values ambition and success, the individual becomes a commodity or a statistic. Whether it is the academy or the hospital or the church, the personal needs of the individual can be lost in our race to greater status and growth. In this faith review of Patch Adams, you can discern these issues as the lead character challenges the impersonal structure of the medical establishment, so that we may recognize the worth and dignity of each person we encounter.  The film is geared toward an adult audience, with themes of sickness and death, but can also be appropriate for discussion with high school youth.


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Clips and Lessons – Living Into the Fullness of Life and The Bucket List

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We all know that “life is short,” but do we use the time given us to live fuller and more faithful lives? How should Christians think about their “bucket list”? This lesson will help you lead your class into a discussion involving these critical questions, using a clip from the movie, The Bucket List. Click on the QRcode or scan it to open this lesson:


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Life as a House

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Union Presbyterian Seminary student Frank Cunningham suggests that Life as a House offers a chance to consider themes of brokenness and atonement in our lives.

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Wit (2001)

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Union Presbyterian Seminary student Newton Cowan offers both a review of Wit, and a document suggestions ways to have a conversation with the film in an educational setting.  He suggests that Wit can be a stand alone film,  or used in a series on medical ethics.

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Grace is Gone

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Union Presbyterian Seminary student Katherine Lamb says Grace is Gone gives people a chance to talk about grief and where God can be found in the midst of loss.  Click on the image to read her complete faith review.