SSOL-POP: The Intersection Between Religion and Popular Culture


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Do you have movie nights in your community of faith or seeking to start one?  Are you looking for a way to liven up your youth, young adult, or inter-generational classes with contemporary materials?  Are you fascinated with the interplay between one’s faith and the spiritual themes found in many movies, songs, and television shows?

If you answered “YES!” to any of these questions, SSOL-POP is for YOU!

Everyday, billions of us are listening to music with our mates, reading the books everyone is talking about, binge-watching our favorite TV shows, and checking out the latest films.

SSOL-POP explores this relationship between religion and popular culture.  Join us on this exciting journey as we discover the sacred in those places where everyone is coming together…..to be entertained, to laugh, to cry, to dance, to sing, to learn…and to be inspired!

The materials found on this page are movies, television shows, and songs that have religions, spiritual, and/or faith-based themes. Some of the offerings (explore our “Gospel According to…” series) include links to materials that you can use to lead a class and/or to engage in self-reflection.  Other items provide you with some suggested ways you could discuss a movie, TV show, or song in your own faith-based context.

Tell us what SSOL-POP offerings you’ve used and/or what films, television shows, or songs provide spiritual meaning in your life.  “Shout out!” in the comments section below. We’d LOVE to hear from you!

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Frozen (2013)

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Man of Steel (2013)

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Chappie (2015)

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Game of Thrones (2011-)

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Selma (2014)

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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Age of Ultron (2015)

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Babette's Feast (1987)

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City of Angels (1998)

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Dogma (1999)

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Les Misérables (2012)

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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Matrix (1999-2003)

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Interstellar (2014)

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Gandhi (1982)

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SSOL-POP's "Gospel According To..." Series

Our “Gospel According To…” series include links to materials that will help guide you (and others) on your exploration of spiritual themes in popular culture.

Click on any of the items below to learn more.

The Gospel According to Oprah

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The Gospel According to Tolkien

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The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes

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The Gospel According to Harry Potter

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The Gospel According to Peanuts

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The Gospel According to Grateful Dead

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The Gospel According to the Beatles

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The Gospel According to Pixar

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The Gospel According to Twilight

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The Gospel According to The Simpsons

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The Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen

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The Gospel According to Breaking Bad

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The Gospel According to the Sopranos

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The Gospel According to The Wiz

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The Gospel According to U2

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The Gospel According to Disney

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The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss

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The Gospel According to the Hunger Games

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The Gospel According to Superheros

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The Gospel According to Star Wars

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Stay tuned for more exciting online offerings on the intersection between religion, spirituality and popular culture!

 

Disclaimer: Images and videos of movies, television shows, books, album covers, actors and/or singers are the sole property of the media’s respective production company, distribution company or artist. SSOL-POP and SSOL makes no claim of ownership of these images or videos and encourages users of SSOL to purchase these items from legitimate retailers.

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