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Movie Small Group Project – part 2

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In fleshing out this idea, I’ve started a list of candidates for possible inclusion in the class.  It’s still a little tentative.  I’d like to have a list of twelve, but for now, these are my top choices…

The Terminal

Spider-Man 2

Cast Away

12 Angry Men (1957)

Dead Poets Society

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 

…and I expect to catch a little heat for the last one there, but I’ll be ready.  Of these, Spider-Man 2 and 12 Angry Men are the most solid—the former serving as a parabolic representation of Psalm 37:4-6, and the latter as an example of evangelism through influence. 

I do not wish to use any obvious choices—The Lord of the Rings, for example, or The Chronicles of Narnia, or even Chariots of Fire.  Volumes of material have been written on these and other similar titles, and while they are great examples of solid Christian storytelling, most people already know to look there.  I want to highlight examples that some may have missed. 

I am also open to suggestions, by the way.  I’d prefer newer films, but considering 12 Angry Men being on the list, I’m open to older ones as well.  I’ve already got one superhero movie, so I’m reluctant to add another.  I’d like the list to be as variegated as possible, and I’m also looking for some preliminary feedback.  So, if you have any suggestions, feel free to speak your mind. 


Written by taj

July 11, 2006 at 12:07 pm

Posted in Evangelism, Movies