Posts Tagged ‘Love’

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.


Faith Review – The Lorax (2012)



Ted is desperately wanting to impress Audrey. They live in Thneedville, where everything — including the trees — are synthetic. In order to win the heart of the environmentally-interested Audrey, Ted seeks to find a real tree. Jessie Smith reviews this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss’ story. Theological discussion questions are included.

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Faith Review – Click (2006)



Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is a successful architect, working his way up the ladder of success. Along the way, he loses touch with his family. He encounters a strange salesman, Morty (Christopher Walken), who shows him a universal remote that controls how own world. He eventually discovers that his priorities were not aligned. In this faith review, several discussion topics are offered.

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Faith Review – The Hurt Locker (2008)



“War is a drug.” That is the tagline for this grueling film about the risks and terrors of an IED response unit during the US war in Iraq. The film wrestles with the obvious themes of death and war, but also with the more troubling aspects of soldiering as a way to cope with the chaos in the world and one’s life.


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Clips and Lessons – Discipleship and Men in Black


In the 1997 film, Men in Black, a specialized group of men are called upon to survey alien life on our planet, for the protection of the people. They have to consider the cost of this life of sacrifice. In this lesson for youth groups, the participants will watch a clip from Men in Black and then discuss the call of Jesus for radical discipleship in Luke’s gospel. Discussion questions are included.


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