Posts Tagged ‘identity’

Lesson Plan–Nanny McPhee (2005)


What’s in a name? Use a clip from the 2005 movie Nanny McPhee to bring attention to the importance of names and how, or if, names describe us. In Isaiah 43:1 we learn that God promises “I have called you by name; you are mine.” Both teenagers and adults will enjoy a discussion about names and identity.


Lesson Plan– Despicable Me 2 (2013)

91gBjTI7yNL__SL1500_ Through viewing a clip from Despicable Me 2 in which Gru hosts a birthday party for his adopted daughter Agnese and shows himself to be a true father to her, middle school students will consider what constitutes family and how our concept of family is formed by what we learn in Scripture.


Clips and Lessons – Brave

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What are the expectations in life that come from our family and our place in society? And how do we handle those expectations in the light of what God has planned for us? In this lesson for youth groups, discussion questions are based upon a clip from the 2012 film, Brave, about a young Scottish princess dealing with the pressures of fitting into a certain role in society.


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Clips and Lessons – Easy A and Judging

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Olive is a regular high school student with a gay friend who asks her to say that she slept with him so that the other boys will stop making fun of him. She does so, and as rumors quickly spread about her (fake) sexual foray, she embraces the identity of a “slut.” In this lesson for high school youth, the students will watch a clip from Easy A and discuss issues of identity and peer pressure, in dialogue with the account of Jesus and the adulterous woman (John 8:1-11).


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Clips and Lessons – Moneyball and Finding Your Worth



The general manager of a major league baseball team is offered a lucrative contract with another team. He is told that he is worth it, but he has relationships to consider, not just money. In this lesson for high school youth, the students are guided into a discussion about an individual person’s worth, based upon a consideration of statements in Matthew’s gospel.


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Moneyball and finding your worth