Thursday’s Thoughts

Posted: February 28, 2013 by Josh Kwasny in Thursday's Thoughts
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Here are a few thoughts for those of you heading to the theater this weekend to catch a new release…

jack-the-giant-slayer-film-movie-poster-headerJack the Giant Slayer“The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds” (IMDB.com).

This is not your momma’s version of Jack and the Beanstalk – unless you gotta pretty awesome momma!

A couple questions to consider:

1. What does this story say about war? Is there a specifically Christian way to think about war?

2. When is violence against a whole race of people justified? Or is it ever justifiable?

tn-500_2121 and Over – “The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends” (IMDB.com).

Another film from the writers of The Hangover – “yippeee” (he said sarcastically)! I really think that the world needs another comedy about getting drunk and doing stupid things…yep.

1. This is a comedy, right? What is funny about glorifying sin – even if it is now legal?

2. Turning 21 is a significant turning point in our culture. Is getting drunk our standard rite of passage to adulthood? What does this film teach us about becoming an adult?


The-Last-Exorcism-New-PosterThe Last Exorcism: Part
II“As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan” (IMDB.com).

Our culture continues its fascination with the occult. Here is yet another installment.

1. What does this film tell use about the power of the Devil? What does the Bible say about the Devil and the power of demonic forces?

2. How should Christians respond to films of this nature?

3. The tag line says, “Believe in Him.” What do you think about that?

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