Thursday’s Thoughts

Posted: September 27, 2012 by Josh Kwasny in Thursday's Thoughts
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What are you thinking about this weekend? Maybe the goal is not to think, but…for those of you who are going to head to the theater to check out a new release, let me give you some questions to get you thinking as you eat your popcorn…

Won’t Back Down (Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhall, Holly Hunter) – “Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children” (imdb.com).

1. Who is responsible for the education of children – government, parents, society as a whole? Does the Bible speak to this question?

2. What was your formative education like? What assumptions (based upon your experiences) do you bring to the table on this issue?

3. How should the individual Christians respond to stories like this? How about the church?

Hotel Transylvania (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg) – “Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter” (imdb.com).

1. If you have children – What should parental involvement look like when it comes to dating?

2. If you are dating – What role should your parents have in your dating relationship(s)?

3. Who is funnier…Adam Sandler or Andy Samberg? Or do you get them confused because their names are basically the same?

Looper (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt) – “In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self” (imdb.com).

1. Okay, time travel is cool…but are there any moral implications (if it were possible, that is…or is it?)?

2. What would you be willing to do to erase your past and/or secure your future?

3. If God offered you a chance to see your future, would you want to see it? Why or why not?

4. How would knowing your future affect your present?

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