How does our search for a meaningful and enriched life intersect with our search for God? In this film review by Jana Creighton, you will discover a number of theological themes throughout the 2010 film, Eat Pray Love, related to a woman’s quest for an integrated physical and spiritual life. There are several possible conversation starters included.
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Seminary student Star Crawford provides this review of An Unfinished Life where grace and forgiveness and acceptance are found in the midst of brokenness and dysfunction. Click on the QRcode or scan it to open the review.
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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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This film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1999. This film can be somewhat difficult to watch as it has the same effect as the awkward feeling one experiences when a couple argues loudly during a dinner party at their house. It is real. It is uncomfortable. But reviewer John Elam thinks it is worth your time!
How should we, as persons of faith, respond to the question of infidelity in marriage? How do we, as family and friends of married people, help them to uphold their marriage vows? How can we help families heal during a divorce? Bringing our theology into conversation with this movie could be an important way to talk about those questions.