Posts Tagged ‘Greed’

Clips and Lessons – “Greatness” and Despicable Me

Despicable Me - Gru


What is true greatness? In the film, Despicable Me, Gru wants to be the greatest by performing the crime of the century! In Luke 22, the disciples want to be the greatest in the Kingdom of God, but are their priorities much different from Gru’s base ambitions and desire? What does Jesus say? Explore this theme in this lesson by Russ Pearson, designed for middle or high school youth.


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Despicable Me and Greatness

Wall Street

Wall Street (1986)

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Union Presbyterian Seminary student Newton Cowan offers both a review of Wall Street and some suggestions for ways to engage a class in conversation.

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The Village

The Village (2004)

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The Ultimate Gift

The Ultimate GiftHow do we determine the value of something?  How does our preoccupation with money and things get in the way of an authentic life?  This film is excellent for considering what it means to live a Christian life.


Monsters, Inc.

This is a family movie intended to entertain while offering a story on morality and character. There is a range of intentions from the simple story for little children that laughter is stronger than being scared to a complex interwoven story of morality, corporate responsibility and profitability.