Posts Tagged ‘identity’


Radio (2003)

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Union Presbyterian Seminary student Marty Simmons offers a review of Radio and suggests it offers of images of compassion and community with ‘the least of these’ in our society.

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Whale Rider

Whale Rider (2002)

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Today’s post offers an embarrassment of riches as Union Presbyterian Seminary students Noe Juarez and Katie Todd offer both reviews of Whale Rider and theological conversation plans with young people.  Click on the image to be taken to these four resources.

Twilight Saga: New Moon


New Moon is part of the Twilight series of films and is wildly popular with teenage audiences.  Katie Todd, student at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, believes using this film with teenagers can help them think about the issues of identity.  Discussions with teenagers need to challenge  this  film’s  focus  on  identity  being wrapped up  in others, especially the men we are dating and  involved with.  In addition, talking about the film can encourage  youth  to  connect  the  theological  understanding  of  identity  as children of God with their lives and then challenge the film accordingly.

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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)

There are many  theological themes present in Forrest Gump that could elicit good conversation.  Click on the image to read Jeff Smith’s faith review and suggestions for conversation.