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While the movie <i>Twilight</i> may not seem to be an obvious choice for a movie themed Christian youth study, the film does provide an opening for teens to examine the weakness portrayed by the main female character Bella.
Twilight

A Study for Youth

Publication Date:
1/21/2009
Pages:
0
Session(s)
1
Product Type:
Internet Download
Youth Study
Product Number:
TC5044

A study on a movie about . . . vampires? That's right! As Christians we are called to be in a world filled to the brim with cultural phenomena and if Twilight does not count as a phenomena, nothing will.

Based on the first book in a four book series by Stephanie Meyer, Twilight delves into the lives of two teenagers whose forbidden love faces the threat of death, eternal life, choosing the "right" way to live, and a myriad of warnings from others.

Teenage girls in particular have flocked to the theaters to watch the movie. This study is written before the movie is out on DVD and assumes most participants have seen the movie. The film is reviewed and three scenes are described with reflection questions for discussion in group. One of the issues raised in the discussion is whether or not the film's depiction of the main character Bella's willingness to sacrifice herself for love is a healthy one. Participants will be able to discuss unconditional, self-sacrificing love and when it is or is not healthy.

Katherine M. Douglass is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a doctoral candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary studying the educational ministry of the church. She recently served as the Associate Pastor for Youth with her husband, John, at The American Protestant Church: An International Congregation in Bonn, Germany.


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