Lendrum Mennonite Church – Edmonton, Alberta

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Guns, ‘Games’ and God

The cinema has been described as the church of today,‘inspiring and convicting as well as any sermon’. How should the church respond to this? How do we engage with film, and its underlying messages and values, in a constructive way? Using dozens of film clips and an interactive format (with lots of fun discussion topics), this workshop will explore these questions by examining themes like violence, superheroes, dystopian futures and more.

Sunday, March 23, 2014
2:30 pm—5:00 pm
5:00 pm—6:00 pm supper break
6:00 pm—8:30 pm

 

Popcorn and drinks will be provided throughout the workshop, as well as a pizza supper, with vegetarian and gluten-free options. There is no cost for the workshop, but donations will be accepted for the food.

 

Register at Guns, ‘Games’ and God
For further information or to register, contact the church office.

 

Selected clips from such movies as:
Wall-E
The Hunger Games and Catching Fire
Man of Steel
Lord of the Rings (14A)
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Matrix (14A)
Iron Man
Prince of Egypt
Spiderman 2
Cloud Atlas (14A)

 

The workshop will be led by Vic Thiessen, part-time film critic (Canadian Mennonite, Third Way Café, thiessenbros.blogspot.ca) and passionate movie-goer. Before taking on his current position as Chief Administrative Officer at Mennonite Church Canada in Winnipeg, Vic served almost eight years as Director of the London Mennonite Centre in England where he was a popular speaker on film and faith.