Posts Tagged ‘Family / Relationships’

Faith Review: Facing the Giants (2006)

 

 

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In Facing the Giants, Coach Grant Taylor grapples with a myriad of conflicts: social, personal, professional. Will his faith in God help him overcome his fear of failure? And if he does manage, in faith, to “trust in the Lord with all (his) heart and lean not on (his) own understanding”  (Proverbs 3:5-6), will God really make his path straight? This movie depicts Coach Taylor’s journey as he faces such questions and dilemmas.

 

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Faith Review – Click (2006)

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Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is a successful architect, working his way up the ladder of success. Along the way, he loses touch with his family. He encounters a strange salesman, Morty (Christopher Walken), who shows him a universal remote that controls how own world. He eventually discovers that his priorities were not aligned. In this faith review, several discussion topics are offered.

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Faith Review – Finding Nemo

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In this 2003 feature from Disney and Pixar, a clownfish by the name of Nemo is taken on an unexpected journey away from his home, all the way to the fish tank of a Dentist in Sydney Harbour. His father, Marlin, had already lost his wife, so he is anxious to find Nemo and get him back home. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, a number of discussion topics are proposed.

 

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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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