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CLIP 2862

The Prodigal Son (pt 2/2)

The Prodigal Son (pt 2/2)
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Key Info
  • The Prodigal Son (pt 2/2)
  • Duration: 03:55
  • A modern re-telling of the Parable of the Prodigal (lost) son, in two parts. The narrative device used is to see the story through the eyes of a 'wannabe Messiah' in the 'Kingdom of the Tramps'. The narrator is 'in the messiah business'. He's puzzled by the ideas behind the parables, and also threatened by the success of Jesus' teaching - Jesus is competition for the values he preaches. The 'Kingdom of the Tramps' pictures everyone as a beggar, at least in spiritual terms.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education

       Topic:

    Christianity

  • Keywords: Jesus, Christianity, God, messiah, Parable, service, obedience, repentance, Gospel, lost son, prodigal son, love
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to write a parable of their own to illustrate the key idea of this parable. This clip is 2 of 2 which together tell the parable. The two clips are best viewed together.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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