In our culture that values ambition and success, the individual becomes a commodity or a statistic. Whether it is the academy or the hospital or the church, the personal needs of the individual can be lost in our race to greater status and growth. In this faith review of Patch Adams, you can discern these issues as the lead character challenges the impersonal structure of the medical establishment, so that we may recognize the worth and dignity of each person we encounter. The film is geared toward an adult audience, with themes of sickness and death, but can also be appropriate for discussion with high school youth.
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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 student Katherine Lamb says Grace is Gone gives people a chance to talk about grief and where God can be found in the midst of loss. Click on the image to read her complete faith review.
Occasionally, more than one student reviews the same movie. Such is the case with Pixar’s UP. If you click on the image at the left, you’ll be treated to two different reviews of this wonderful movie.