Illustrating: This vox pop gives a good range of people’s answers to what they think is the meaning of life.
How to use it: Provoke thought – Use this video alongside a talk about the meaning of life, which could cover many talks about what it means to be Christian. I’ve used it alongside a talk on the rich man who comes to Jesus asking about how he can inherit eternal life, but who walks away sad because he is not willing to give up his wealth to follow Jesus (Mark 10:17-22). Most people would be able to identify with at least one of the answers. For me, the most striking answer is “I don’t think there’s any meaning to life, is there?”, because in the end I don’t think anyone really believes this – the way they live their lives shows otherwise.
Permission for use: This was made by UCCF (the christian unions) in the UK. Like others in the Lunchbox series, they have made it available for download here so that you can use it in your ministry setting.
Critique: There are some creative shots and the editing is quite good – it sits at a nice 1min 22secs. The sound and video quality could be a bit better, but this doesn’t distract from the point of the video.