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Reel Theology: Movies and Discussion
Wednesday, January 17, @ 5:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, January 31, 2018
This Epiphany, our adult formation on Wednesday evenings will once again be Reel Theology! This is a chance to watch interesting films and discuss them with an eye to their theological content while we eat pizza! Child care is available. This year, in keeping with our Epiphany theme of “The Church in the World,” as the Magi come from all nations to worship the Christ child, we will watch and discuss the following films:
January 10: “All Saints” (PG). This is the true story of a priest sent to a small, failing Episcopal church in Tennessee to close it down. But when a group of Burmese refugees come to the church for help, he decides to work alongside them instead.
January 17: “Of Gods and Men” (PG-13). Under dire threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.
January 24: “The Mission” (PG). Eighteenth-century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. But things are never so black and white when you’re dealing with colonialism. A moving, beautiful, complex film.
January 31: Our family-friendly offering this year is “The Prince of Egypt” (rated PG for intensity). This cartoon film tells the story of Moses, with great animation, song, and style. How do our choices affect God’s plan for us? Bring the kids and see!
What you need to know:
5:30pm—Pizza dinner provided.
6pm—Film screening begins.
Following Film—Guided discussion.
Child care provided.