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Still shot from the movie: The Second Chance.

The Second Chance

When wealthy and white Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) is assigned to work in an urban ghetto with broke and black Jake Sanders (jeff carr), the two pastors are forced to reexamine their definition of Christian love and service, as well as their personal pride and prejudice. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Theater Release: 16 Feb 2006
Video Release: 17 Jul 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Jake accuses Ethan’s congregation of releasing themselves of responsibility for the poor and the needy by donating cash instead of volunteering their time. Has he judged these people fairly? Why is it sometimes easier to give money than time? Which do you think is the most important in helping underprivileged people?

Do you think Jake and Ethan both suffer from pride and prejudice? If so, what are the differences in the way they express these feelings?

In the movie, a mentally challenged man named Sonny (Henry Haggard) tries to say sorry to someone he has offended. How do his actions affect those who witness his apology? How does the simplicity of his character add complexity to the service he performs? What can you learn from this example?

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