Posts Tagged ‘identity’

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

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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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Clips and Lessons – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Our faith can lead us to unexpected places. Like Bilbo, sometimes we can be reluctant to follow God where God is leading us. In this study for youth groups, the class will watch a clip from the 2012 film, The Hobbit, where Bilbo is struggling whether to accept the call to journey alongside the dwarfs into dangerous territory or to stay at home and live the quiet life. Discussion questions are included, related to faithful obedience amidst doubts.

 

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Faith Review – Easy A (2010)

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In the 2010 film, Easy A, the audience is taken through the social challenges and pitfalls of the contemporary high school scene. A student’s reputation takes a drastic turn as the rumor mill is filled with false stories about her sexual escapades. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, discussion questions are included relating to themes of identity, societal norms, and morality.

 

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Faith Review – The Help (2011)

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The Help (2011) is a period drama, set in the still segregated society of the South in the 1960′s. The viewer will follow the story of two distinct classes of women — the privileged white ladies in control of domestic affairs and the black maids who work for them. In this faith review, a number of discussion questions are included to facilitate discussion around moral and theological themes.

 

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