Posts Tagged ‘Family / Relationships’

Clips and Lessons – Brave

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What are the expectations in life that come from our family and our place in society? And how do we handle those expectations in the light of what God has planned for us? In this lesson for youth groups, discussion questions are based upon a clip from the 2012 film, Brave, about a young Scottish princess dealing with the pressures of fitting into a certain role in society.

 

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Faith Review – The Way (2011)

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The Way is a film by Emilio Estevez, starring his father, Martin Sheen, and set in the family’s country of origin, Spain.  Sheen plays the lead character, an American father whose son has died in Spain. The son had just begun the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route in northwestern Spain, culminating at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St. James the Great are believed to be held. The father decides to take his son’s remains through the pilgrimage route, and along the way he encounters other pilgrims who are struggling with their own grief. Included in this faith review are discussion questions related to theological and moral themes.

 

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Faith Review – Courageous (2011)

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When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives. We have two reviews, one by Jonathan Davis and another by Inger Manchester.

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Faith Review: Billy Elliot (2000)

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Struggling to pursue the gifts that God has given you? Facing opposition from family and the expectations of class and culture? Explore these themes through the 2000 film, Billy Elliot, the story of a boy pursuing his gift of dancing. Included at the end of the review are conversation starters and theological topics.

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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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