Posts Tagged ‘Ethics / ethical decisions’

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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Clips and Lessons – Spider-Man and Bullying

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How does a Christian respond to those who wrong us? How does Jesus ask us to respond in the Sermon on the Mount? In this lesson for youth groups, you will lead your participants through an examination of a clip from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) where Peter Parker is bullied. A scripture study and discussion questions are included.

 

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Faith Review – The Social Network (2010)

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The Social Network tells the story of the remarkable ingenuity and ambition of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. The narrative is set during his undergraduate years at Harvard, where strife with friends and associates marked his early path to success. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, the basic plot lines are given, highlighting some themes for theological discussion, such as friendship, competition, and greed.

 

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Clips and Lessons – “No Greater Love” and Harry Potter

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In our culture, love has become an easy and sentimental thing. Yet, true love — the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ — is willing to sacrifice all for the sake of another. In this lesson for middle or high school youth, you can lead a discussion of love and sacrifice as illustrated in a scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001). Discussion questions are included, in dialogue with a biblical text (John 15).

 

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Clips and Lessons – “New Life” and Despicable Me

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We are called to abandon our “futile thinking” and “darkened understanding,” given over to indulgence and without sensitivity (Eph 4:17-19). We are called to a new life, “like God in true righteousness and holiness” (4:24). What factors might help us awaken to the new life that God has given us in Jesus Christ? Explore this theme by observing a clip from Despicable Me where Gru recognizes his selfish ways and moves outside of himself. Included in this lesson are discussion questions, aimed primarily for high school students.

 

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