Posts Tagged ‘Ethics / ethical decisions’

Faith Review: Selma (2015)


This film by director Ava Duvernay (the first African American woman to receive a Best Director award at Sundance Film Festival and a nomination for a Golden Globe Award) combines the genres of biography, documentary and drama in presenting the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King within the context of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.  The film, reviewed here by Dr. Pamela Mitchell-Legg, Professor of Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary,  raises questions about how to live the Christian life amid the challenges of particular times and places in our broken world.


Faith Review – The Gatekeepers (2012)



The Gatekeepers is an acclaimed documentary from Dror Moreh, an Israeli citizen. Moreh interviews six former heads of Sin Bet, the internal security service of the Israeli government. The interviews are presented with extensive footage of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. In this faith review, several questions are provided for group discussion.


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Faith Review – Inkheart (2008)



Mortimer (Mo) is a specially-gifted father, but he is not like most fathers who can read books to their children at night. When Mo reads, the characters in the book can come to life — literally — as happened when his daughter, Meggie, was three and the villain Capricorn was unleashed in the real world. In this review by Jessie Smith, some theology-related questions are provided for group discussion.

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Faith Review – To Save a Life



To Save a Life is the story of Jake whose friend has committed suicide. He finds hope in the message of Christ from a youth pastor, but now he must struggle with this new-found faith amidst social pressures at school and turmoil at home. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, theological themes and questions are included for group discussion.


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Faith Review – The Hurt Locker (2008)



“War is a drug.” That is the tagline for this grueling film about the risks and terrors of an IED response unit during the US war in Iraq. The film wrestles with the obvious themes of death and war, but also with the more troubling aspects of soldiering as a way to cope with the chaos in the world and one’s life.


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