Posts Tagged ‘Friendship’

Faith Review – Gran Torino (2008)

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Walt is a retired Korean war veteran and a recent widower. His neighborhood has deteriorated, crime has spread, and Walt is caught in the middle of it, confronted with an Asian gang in the neighborhood. One of teenage boys, seeking initiation in the gang, tries to steel his prized 1972 Gran Torino. Walt thwarts the effort, but eventually comes to help the boy pursue a better path. In this faith review by Jonathan Davis, discussion questions are included, involving themes of forgiveness, reconciliation, race relations, and community.

 

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Faith Review – Easy A (2010)

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In the 2010 film, Easy A, the audience is taken through the social challenges and pitfalls of the contemporary high school scene. A student’s reputation takes a drastic turn as the rumor mill is filled with false stories about her sexual escapades. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, discussion questions are included relating to themes of identity, societal norms, and morality.

 

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Faith Review – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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For many students, the transitional stage of “middle school” is clearly rigged for an optimum amount of social awkwardness and humiliation! In this film review by Jeff Smith, you will get an overview of these ordeals as found in the 2010 film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Included are discussion topics related to the movie’s themes: popularity, friendship, bullying, identity, and so forth.

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Faith Review – The Social Network (2010)

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The Social Network tells the story of the remarkable ingenuity and ambition of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. The narrative is set during his undergraduate years at Harvard, where strife with friends and associates marked his early path to success. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, the basic plot lines are given, highlighting some themes for theological discussion, such as friendship, competition, and greed.

 

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Clips and Lessons – The Least of These: Using Clips from Radio

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How do we reach “the least of these” — those who are poor and dispossessed, broken and weary, confused and depressed? What does it look like when we reach outside of our own private worlds and enter the world of another — perhaps a darker world than we are accustomed to? In this lesson designed for youth groups, the class leader will facilitate discussion and activities around this theme, using clips from the film, Radio.

 

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