Christian Worldview Clips
PLEASE NOTE: These videos can only be used within the educational context of teaching an Anchorsaway class.
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Dr. Jobe Martin speaks about the Bombadeer Beetle and the Giraffe as two creatures that defy the theory of evolution. We recommend that you show this in Lesson 8: Did Life Just Happen or Were We Created? or as a follow up to that lesson.
Teaching Point: When we live out our faith, even in the midst of competitive sports, we celebrate God through the way we participate. In this case, Eric Liddell runs so he can feel God’s pleasure and thus fulfills one of God’s purposes for his life.
Scene: Will confronts a pseudo intellect in a bar who is trying to impress some girls by putting someone else down.
Teaching point: Will Hunting (Matt Damon) of South Boston is an autodidact with a genius-level intellect and an eidetic memory, but chooses to work as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and spend his free time with this friends. Will overwhelms the pseudo intellect with truth that he has processed and not just memorized. It is important for those who have a good understanding of apologetics not to flaunt but rather share the reason for the hope when asked and do it with gentleness and respect.
Scene: Travis returns to the team and learns to play a new position on the football team because of hi blindness.
Teaching Point: We all have gifts. No matter what happens to us, in this case blindness, we still have purpose and can celebrate life through Christ who strengthens me. It is not easy,…
Scene: Eric Liddell and friend leave a church service. A pastor has much to say about God and about choice.
Teaching Point: If we are someone who is living out our faith, others will notice and many will be willing to visit your place of worship. Eric Liddell was that kind of a person and therefore his friend went to his church. The pastor was prepared to answer his questions without condescension.
Teaching Point: As Christians, we are to think on what it would be like to walk in others’ shoes in order to gain understanding, and to always see others as created in the image of God. This is a good clip to refresh students’ understanding of framing a person how Christ sees him/her rather than the way the world views a person.
Scene: Jeremy Lin of the Knicks demonstrates the meaning behind the “secret” handshake with friend, Landry Fields. The guys have been performing the handshake on the court before games.
Teaching Lesson: There is often much negativity that surrounds professional athletes, but these two are an example of living out Christ in all of life. This is just one way we can have fun while sharing our faith with others. It’s important for students to know and see professionals that are standing firm in their faith despite the ever-changing environment around them.
Three champions in world golf, basketball and foortball say thank to their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Despite possible social and political repercussions, they did not “shrink back” in proclaiming their faith.
“…We are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.” Hebrews 10:39
A documentary on a high school believer’s impact on her community. While she dies prematurely, Stacie Stephen’s life as a Christ follower transforms the lives of others.
Scene: A trailer for Secretariat with commentary from those involved in making the film.
Teaching Point: The main theme of this clip is that we are capable of greater things than we think, but we have to try. With God, all things are possible.
Scene: In making the picture, Bella, the Producer, Eduardo Verastagui, shares his testimony.
Teaching Point: Eduardo came to understand that all life is precious, that we can all make a difference, and that there is purpose past our own ambitions.
Scene: Bethany struggles with the tragedy of losing a limb in a surfing accident.
Teaching Point: Suffering is part of living in a fallen world. Suffering can build godly character which leads to perseverance and hope. This clip also highlights the importance of having Godly mentors/counselors with wisdom and insight that can help us through extremely difficult times in our lives.
Scene: A young man, Rudy, wants to play on the Notre Dame football team. Because of his stellar work ethic and amazing perseverance he makes the team, but only the practice squad. His goal is to get in a real game for one play. The scene opens when only a few minutes are left in the final game of his senior year. The players and fans rally around Rudy and begin to chant his name, “Rudy, Rudy, Rudy.”
Teaching Point: Prayer works when you are sincere at heart. Rudy’s hard work and persistence earns the respect of his teammates as well as the fans. He was the only player carried off the field in the final game since 1975.
King George VI had a stuttering condition he endured during his youth and into his adult years. The movie is about the relationship between the monarch and his therapist as he worked through his debilitating condition. This clip is about the therapist moving the King to go beyond his fear and speaking out with his voice. We all have a voice that God has given to us to use to His glory!!
“Let Go” is an animated clip about the weight of our own baggage that we haul around and what happens when we dare to surrender and leave it behind. It is a picture of going from death to live in Christ. Encourage students to identify what is it in their lives that is holding them from experiencing life to the full.
Scene: Forrest goes looking for his friend Bubba
Teaching Point: Forrest goes to look for Bubba putting himself in harm’s way. In the end, Forrest ends up saving many other lives.
Scene: A truck filled with injured enemy groups arrives at the camp. After being bombed by Allied troops, Ernest makes the choice to help the injured enemy soldiers.
Teaching Point: A revolutionary leader leads with an amazing love for other human beings. An example of a servant leader who is not afraid to go against the the authorities to save a life. Ernest showed the love as Christ would love even His enemies.
Scene: Michael Oher learns fundamentals when Sandra Bullock speaks to him in his own language.
Teaching point: To be good communicators with others, it is critical to get to know them so that you can encourage and teach them with words they understand!
Scene: The End of the Spear is the story of Operation Auca, in which five American Christian missionaries attempted to evangelize the Huaorani (Waodani) people of the jungle of Ecuador. All 5 missionaries were killed.
Teaching Point: The Christian live is embraces sacrificial giving. Sometimes it means giving your life for another. The men knew where they were going if they were killed. Do you?
“A Ripple of Hope” Robert Kennedy speaking in Indianapolis announcing the death of Martin Luther King. Peace reigned in the city because of it.
Master teacher sends off students with confidence. God lives in them!!
Preston Perry – Jesus is God!
Scene: Some guys were playing basketball and were interrupted by someone taking the nets down. They objected and were overheard by a guy who invited them to use his pool and become swimmers.
Teaching Point: Swimmer James Ellis offers as an alternative to basketball, that the guys learn how to swim competitively. Jim decides to try to save the swimming pool by starting the city’s first all African-American swim team. In the process, the guys are mentored that helps them become better people. Christian Worldview’s foundation is to reach out with our gifts to help others reach their potential, not only in a physical way but spiritual as well.
This clip is a gift from Fellowship of Christian Athletes. It is a look at how people of conflicting worldviews speak about God. Encourage students to identify the different worldviews and to realize that all these people were created in God’s image to know and love Him. Are we ready to learn and speak the language of those who do not know our Lord? Ask the students if they know people like those in this movie. Do we have a message of hope for them?
A moving interview with Whitney Houston on temptation, her gift, and her love for Jesus. Following the interview is part of her eulogy from Kevin Costner, her co-star in Bodyguard.
Pam tells her story of her son’s death to suicide due to clinical depression. Depression is an illness and should be treated as such. It isn’t something that someone can just “get over.”
Wonder is the story of a boy named August, who attends public school for the first time. We can see that, except for a few students, it is a struggle for his classmates to look past his differences to the heart of who he is as a person.
Army medic Desmond Doss is used by God to go into battle for “just one more”, highlighting the intrinsic worth of each human life because we are created in the image of God. This clip shows the importance of prayer.
This movie is one that the whole family can watch together. It will bring to light questions that we all have about God, life and our faith.