Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Glenn Nielsen

Scripture References in this Resource

Matthew 4:18-19; Matthew 12:39-40; Luke 3:16-17; Matthew 3 :31; 2 Corinthians 5: 17; 1 Peter 1:18; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5:8; Romans 5:10; Isaiah 40:8; 2 Timothy 3:16; Romans 10:17; 1 Peter 3:21; Matthew 26:28; Luke 17:30; Luke 17:34-35; Matthew 24:40-42; Matthew 25:14; 1 Corinthians 4:1; Matthew 16:12; 2 Timothy 3:15; Judges 2:2; John 5:39; Colossians 1:26; 1 Corinthians 1:23; Mark 4:11,12; 1 Corinthians 4:1; John 1:1; John 1:14; Hebrews 13:8; Matthew 3:12; 1 Corinthians 1:31; Revelation 11:15; Romans 8:20-22


In order to clarify (and confuse), Jesus would quite often use common sources in His metaphors with which people of His day could identify. However, the clear meaning for many Gospel metaphor sources are lost in today's culture, especially among youth. The purpose of this Major Applied Project was to help high school students gain a greater understanding of the Gospel message by updating the metaphor sources, by using a common element in their culture, cinema. Scenes from popular movies were used to help students better understand and articulate the following Gospel metaphors: redemption, ransom, rescue, reconciliation, regeneration, replace and release. This program can be used in future High School classrooms.

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