Posts Tagged ‘Sin’

Faith Review – Amadeus (1984)

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The 1984 classic, Amadeus, won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It follows the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the composer whom many consider to be the greatest of all time. The film deals with themes of envy and pride, but also beauty and giftedness. Theological discussion questions are included in the review.

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Faith Review – Inkheart (2008)

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Mortimer (Mo) is a specially-gifted father, but he is not like most fathers who can read books to their children at night. When Mo reads, the characters in the book can come to life — literally — as happened when his daughter, Meggie, was three and the villain Capricorn was unleashed in the real world. In this review by Jessie Smith, some theology-related questions are provided for group discussion.

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Faith Review – Tender Mercies (1983)

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Mac Sledge is a former country star whose life has become empty and lonely, fighting alcoholism his whole career. Divorced from his wife and distant from his teenage daughter, Mac comes across a widow who owns a small motel. She helps him with some work and eventually they are attracted to one another, finally marrying. Through this relationship, Mac is able to get his life back together, gets baptized, starts writing again, and even tries to heal his relationship with his daughter. In this faith review, several discussion questions are available, related to themes of mercy, love, faith, relationships, and so on.

 

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Faith Review – What Would Jesus Buy?

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Every year, Christmas has become more and more commercialized, mirroring the market-driven identities that shape our everyday lives in America. In this 2007 documentary, you will meet Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping! Rev. Billy has had enough of the gospel message distorted and perverted every year at Christmas time, by looking behind the scenes at the uncomfortable facts about how our consumer goods are produced. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, several discussion questions are included for church groups.

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Faith Review – True Grit

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True Grit is the 2010 remake of the John Wayne classic. This time, the acclaimed Coen brothers try their hand at creating the story of U.S. Marshall, Rooster Cogburn, in his pursuit of the killer, Tom Cheney. The central character in the story is Mattie Rose, a strong-willed teenage girl whose father has been killed by Cheney. She employs the services of Cogburn in order to exact revenge. In this faith review by Tommy Holderness, you can explore some of the themes related to sin, revenge, justice, and forgiveness — in dialogue with the complicated witness of Scripture.

 

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