Posts Tagged ‘Hope’

Henry Poole is Here

Henry Poole is HereHope and faith are two clearly identified themes in Henry Poole is Here.  Union Presbyterian Seminary student offers his review of this film, as well as lines in the script that offer fodder for theological discussion.

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

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According to Union Presbyterian Seminary student Star Crawford,  What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a wonderful film that challenges us to take a look
at how we live our own lives. Are we truly living, or are we just coasting through life? Are we light and joy? Are we living with passion? Do we show compassion? The film shows us how to love others and ourselves and the power the lies in hope.

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Grace is Gone

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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.


American Beauty

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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!


Where the Heart Is

Where the Heart Is (2000)

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As Union Presbyterian Seminary student Tom LaBonte says, “There are so many issues facing our youth in today’s society that many search for hope,
for support and love because they either do not find that at home, are not part of a Church, and make decisions that lead them astray. Where the Heart Is provides inspiration for each of us to be compassionate and to doing more in placing the needs of others on at least an equal level with our own.”

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