Anybody Home?

A thought-provoking video from UCCF to go with their Uncover Mark project. Are we really alone in this life? Are we lost or are we found?

Ministry use licence

Description

Explore the themes of uncertainty, expectation and connection that are found in the gospel of Mark.

Poet Mike Hood tells the story of how his Grandfather would explore abandoned houses with his friends as a child. They would shout out, "Is anybody here? Is anybody home?"

This narrative is weaved throughout the film, which chops and changes between modern-day scenes and the boys. The poem asks: are we are really alone in this life? Are we the captains of our souls? Are we free - or are we lost?

At the end of the film, the boys are shocked to hear someone coming into the empty home. We see the expression on their faces change from frightened anticipation to smiles. We are given a taste of what it is like to be truly 'found.'

To find the Uncover Mark gospel project, including seeker studies and accompanying resources, visit Uncover Mark

Possible Discussion Questions

  • Is there any part of the video that moved or spoke to you? Why?
  • Are any of the deeper questions in the film ones that you have asked or thought about before?

Related Bible Reference

  • Luke 19:10
  • Mark 1

Credits

Produced by UCCF

UCCF: The Christian Unions is made up of over 200 Christian Unions representing 20,000 Christian students from all sorts of church backgrounds and denominations. Their aim is to give every student in Britain an opportunity to hear about Jesus.

Producer Joe Cook
Script Mike Hood
Director of Photography Kat Luke
Director of Photography Sam Lucas
Music Rachel Jamieson
Performed by Alex Donaldson
Performed by Jethro West
Performed by Isaac West

Licence Agreement

Ministry use licence

This video is available for use online or offline in the context of your ministry/ministries (e.g. church service, children’s/youth group, small group, Bible study, school assemblies and lessons). By purchasing this video, you are purchasing a license to use and show it in the context of your specific situation (unless otherwise noted, this excludes uploading it by itself to social media).

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