The “end of the world as we know it” is a popular topic for speculation, fraught with various “apocalyptic” scenarios. But, “apocalypse” means “unveiling” — the unveiling of God’s kingdom, where love and peace will abound. In this lesson for middle/high school youth, the teacher will guide the students in a discussion of Revelation 21:1-5, using a clip from Monsters, Inc.
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How does our search for a meaningful and enriched life intersect with our search for God? In this film review by Jana Creighton, you will discover a number of theological themes throughout the 2010 film, Eat Pray Love, related to a woman’s quest for an integrated physical and spiritual life. There are several possible conversation starters included.
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Union Presbyterian Seminary alumna Kelly Hames reviews this family film that makes can help children think about the distinctions between magic and hope.
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Union Presbyterian Seminary student Jeff Smith says, “Overall, this movie does a great job of making the audience think a bit more abouttheir understanding of God and God’s activity or inactivity in the world. It clearly points out that we are not God for a reason (mainly because we are sinners and would abuse God’s powers to elevate ourselves) and that it’s good that God’s in control and see’s the bigger picture of our lives. It urges us to surrender to God’s will and to find fulfillment in the places in which God has placed us to serve.”
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