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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It is difficult to see God’s grace at work during times of change and turmoil in our personal lives. In this independent film, Grace Card, you will discover how a police office, who is also a struggling pastor, is used by God to bring grace to his discouraged and weary partner. In addition to themes of grace and forgiveness, race relations are also explored. Included in this film review by Donna Fair are several questions for group discussion.
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Seminary student Star Crawford provides this review of An Unfinished Life where grace and forgiveness and acceptance are found in the midst of brokenness and dysfunction. Click on the QRcode or scan it to open the review.
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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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This film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1999. This film can be somewhat difficult to watch as it has the same effect as the awkward feeling one experiences when a couple argues loudly during a dinner party at their house. It is real. It is uncomfortable. But reviewer John Elam thinks it is worth your time!