Lenten Film Study

We will be watching 3 more films during lent on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, for those of you not giving up alcohol for lent, wine will be available.

March 14 Bonhoeffer:  Agent of Grace (PBS, 2000)

The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and theologian of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis.  His convictions cost him his life and pose similar ethical, moral and spiritual questions for us.

March 21 Schweitzer

The film takes place in 1949 during the early years of the Cold War. Albert Schweitzer has become one of the most admired men in the world, thanks to his philosophy of Reverence for Life which he lives out in his hospital in Lambarene/West Africa. When he is urged by Albert Einstein to speak out against the hydrogen bomb tests, U.S. national security agencies consider this a denunciation of Western politics. A smear campaign is launched to discredit his reputation, silence him and threaten to close his hospital.

Will he resist, follow his conscience and still speak out against the nuclear weapons and the armament race?

March 28 The Shack (2017)

After suffering a family tragedy, a father spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, he journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.


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