Posts Tagged ‘Family / Relationships’

Whale Rider

Whale Rider (2002)

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Today’s post offers an embarrassment of riches as Union Presbyterian Seminary students Noe Juarez and Katie Todd offer both reviews of Whale Rider and theological conversation plans with young people.  Click on the image to be taken to these four resources.


Where the Heart Is

Where the Heart Is (2000)

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As Union Presbyterian Seminary student Tom LaBonte says, “There are so many issues facing our youth in today’s society that many search for hope,
for support and love because they either do not find that at home, are not part of a Church, and make decisions that lead them astray. Where the Heart Is provides inspiration for each of us to be compassionate and to doing more in placing the needs of others on at least an equal level with our own.”

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Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown (2005)

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The elements of relationships between characters and of characters being on a journey are central to this film.  Click on the image to read a review by Union Presbyterian Seminary student Marty Simmons.


Last Chance Harvey

Lasdt Chance Harvey (2008)

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According to Union Presbyterian Seminary student Marty Simmons, this film is an excellent one to use in considering who is the outsider, what it is like to be in community, who decides who is allowed in
the community, and the possibilities of new community and reconciliation.

To read more about the film and how to use it as a conversation starter, click on the image to the left.


In America

In America (2002)The themes of redemption, hope, pain, loss and possibly immigration are all present in this film.

Click on the image to be taken to the review of the film by Bob Tuttle, recent Union Presbyterian Seminary graduate.