Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Teenage risky behaviour, including the latest figures on sexual activity

Some more quotes from and be found here:

See for the references

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Christian no more videos

Check out Eric's blog entry on the four Christian no more video's. There's a link from church video ideas here.


Friday, November 24, 2006

Bullying today report Nov 2006

Just got an email about this: A report by the office of the children's commissioner, November 2006


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Tin Cup - talk ideas

I watched Tin Cup last night. It's about a golf pro who's working at a driving rage...he ends up entering the US open...


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

7 Marketing Trends for '07

This is vaguely interesting

Monday, November 20, 2006

Hero's rescue / Robin hood Prince of Thieves

I've just been looking up another clip for Hiede's youth alpha session 2. The material suggests using a clip from Robin hood Prince of Thieves - this bit where Robin rescues Marian from the Sheriff of Nottingham. The scene I'd go with is DVD chapter 40 (2 hr 10 mins 21 sec) to the end of chapter 43 (2 hours 20 mins 30 seconds).
If you need a shorter clip, you could go from chapter 42 (2 hours 15 mins)


Saturday, November 18, 2006

An Ideal husband - video clip idea

I watched An Ideal Husband last week. I didn't think it was a particularly good film - it got better as it went along. There was, however, one bit of the film that could be used in a discussion about relationships / marriage. Near the end of the film Lord Goring ask Mabel to marry him. She reply with "why"...she needs a reason why she should agree to marry him. He seems a bit stumped at this he hadn't considered that. It does, of course all work out in the end...

You could, of course, use this to explore why people should get married or why people do (in reality) get married or go out together.


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Movie Anagrams from Rock Solid Movie night

Jonathan added the movie anagrams he came up with for the Rock Solid session we did 2 weeks ago here:

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Movies about sin

Here are some ideas on video clips for "sin". I noticed these on

Roy suggested:
Sarah Suggested:


Monday, November 13, 2006

Touching the void - talk idea

Watched an amazing documentary film last night called Touching the Void - one of the best films I've seen this year.   This film is based on a popular book of the same name.  Here's the plot summary from IMDB:
"In the mid-80's two young climbers attempted to reach the summit of Siula Grande in Peru; a feat that had previously been attempted but never achieved. With an extra man looking after base camp, Simon and Joe set off to scale the mount in one long push over several days. The peak is reached, however on the descent Joe falls and breaks his leg. Despite what it means, the two continue with Simon letting Joe out on a rope for 300 meters, then descending to join him and so on. However when Joe goes out over an overhang with no way of climbing back up, Simon makes the decision to cut the rope. Joe falls into a crevice and Simon, assuming him dead, continues back down. Joe however survives the fall and was lucky to hit a ledge in the crevice. This is the story of how he got back down."
There's some obvious points for discussion, i.e., making difficult decisions / choices, dilemma etc.   Check out Chapter 5 (21 mins) to Chapter 7 (39 mins 45 secs).  If you need a shorter version you could probably use Chapter 6 (26 mins) to Chapter 7 (39 mins).
The other point about this film in the courage that Joe demonstrates as he attempts to get back to the camp and how we can, with the right frame of mind, achieve the impossible - or maybe it was a miracle.


Sunday, November 12, 2006

Humphrys in Search of God

See this
"John Humphrys as you've never heard him before - talking with religious leaders about his unfulfilled desire to believe in God.

How is faith possible in a world of suffering, much of it arguably caused by religion or religious extremism and to which God seems to turn a blind eye? Is there a place for religion in an age dominated by science?

His guests are the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams; Professor Tariq Ramadan, Muslim academic and author; and Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi."


Friday, November 10, 2006

Richard Dawkins "God almost certainly does not exist"

Check out these clips.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Homer proves there is no God


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"Smiling addiction" and "Sin" videos

Check out the "Smiling addiction" and "Sin" videos at


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Minibuses and new seat belt rules

I've just been looking into this to see if the rules have changed with regard to minibuses. This website seems to explain it.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

York Survival Guide

I just been to York today and came across this:
While there are a lot of websites peddling the same information I think site has done quite a good job of laying it out in a simple "bullet point" format.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

TES behaviour discusion

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Friday, November 03, 2006

Scripture Union "archive"

Check out the free resources on
Thanks for Timmy S for pointing this one out.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Movies theme night / quiz

We're preparing for the next Rock Solid session which is on the theme of Movies.

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