Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Faith Review – Letters to God (2010)

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Tyler is an eight-year-old boy with cancer who expresses his faith and hope in letters addressed to God. The letters are mailed daily and make there way to a postman with an addiction to alcohol as a way to numb the pain of his past. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, themes for discussion are highlighted — such as fear, hope, prayer, forgiveness, and redemption.

 

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Letters to God


Clips and Lessons – “Faith” and Blue Like Jazz

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It is difficult to understand God’s activity in our world, especially during the growth pains of high school and college. For those with a faltering faith, we can be an encouragement by the passion of our love for God. In this lesson aimed at high school youth, the leader will present a clip from Blue Like Jazz (2012) and follow with a discussion on faith and a look at scripture. Discussion questions and a group activity are included.

 

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Clips and Lessons – “Confession” and Blue Like Jazz

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Confessing our sins to one another can be a way to live an authentic Christian faith, both in the presence of God and before others. In this lesson targeting High School youth, the leader will show a clip from the film, Blue Like Jazz, and then lead a discussion concerning sin, confession, and forgiveness. Several discussion questions and group activities are included.

 

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Blue Like Jazz and Confession


Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)

Union Presbyterian Seminary alumna Kelly Hames suggests that this movie “could be used to illustrate and explore the idea of selfdignity
and how that could impact not just individual self-esteem but
a culture or community as well.”

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Henry Poole is Here

Henry Poole is HereHope and faith are two clearly identified themes in Henry Poole is Here.  Union Presbyterian Seminary student offers his review of this film, as well as lines in the script that offer fodder for theological discussion.

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