Posts Tagged ‘identity’

Clips and Lessons – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit



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)

easy a poster

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)



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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The Help review

Clips and Lessons – Chocolat

Chocolat film


In the pursuit of maintaining tranquility and order, a small French village has forgotten the priorities that the gospel imposes upon us. In this lesson for an adults class, you can guide your participants through a discussion of the risks required to challenge prevailing norms, using a clip from the film, Chocolat (2000).


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Clips and Lessons – Identity and Spider-Man



In this lesson for student groups, the youth will discuss, or at least think about, aspects of their lives they hide from the world. Just as Spider-Man wears a mask to protect his identity, we too put on our own figurative masks so people will see what we want them to see. Using a clip from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and a scripture passage, the leader will take the class through some discussion questions.

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Identity and Spider-Man