November Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study: Pocahontas & The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Saturday November 22nd 4pm - 9:30pm
What Is: Pop Culture And The Bible, Bible Study?
It's an opportunity for Youth/Young Adults to practice putting their faith to work while looking at pop culture. We generally watch movies and then explore how Scripture intersects with what we've watched. This way of thinking about media can be applied to music, film, literature, television, art, and just about any other form of cultural production. We hope that the people coming to this would become wise consumers of media and be able to apply their Christian faith to whatever they are looking at.
This Month: Pocahontas & The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Yes we're on a bit of a nostalgia trip lately. In these two Disney movies (from the Disney Renaissance) there is plenty to talk about. Both movies are based in a true historical period and, in the case of Pocahontas, on some real individuals. When we watch movies set in history are we responsible for asking if the movie does a good job of explaining the past? How do movies make characters into heroes and villains and how is religion depicted in the films? these are just some questions we'll think about. Also in the case of The Hunch Back of Notre Dame there is a villain character who is a clergyman (A Roman Catholic Priest), are there any instances in the Bible where clergy/priests are shown behaving in a villainous way? On the other hand what makes a good pastor? How would the story have been different if the priest wasn't the villain?
We'll start at 4pm, and we'll stop between movies to eat, we'll also be ordering food so please contact the office and/or let Pastor Giese know about food allergies before any food is ordered. To get you started think about this passage:
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil. (1 Timothy 3:1-7)