Posts Tagged ‘Love’

Faith Review – Click (2006)

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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)

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“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

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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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Clips and Lessons – ‘Sister Act’ and Resurrection

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The movie clip in this lesson for youth groups is about resurrection, from the 1992 comedy classic, Sister Act. The sisters bring back their neighborhood from the dead and resurrect it into something new. God practices resurrection all the time and invites us to do the same thing in our lives. Theological discussion questions are included.

 

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Faith Review – Pay It Forward (2000)

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When brokenness is pervasive among those who surround you, the darkness can be overwhelming, sapping any resolve to hope for better. In this sober telling of alcoholism and abuse, the audience will be confronted with this sad reality, but there is hope in the act of love — sacrificial love that can break through the darkness, bringing light and hope. In this faith review by Mark Moss, you can read a survey of the different plot points, followed by some discussion questions for a classroom or small group setting.

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