Faithspotting

Faithspotting

Faithspotting is a podcast that spots and share issues of life, faith, and theology presented in film, television, and music. Our goal is to empower listeners to use these stories as tools to strengthen and apply faith in their everyday life. You can support Faithspotting by listening, commenting, and sharing episodes. You can also become a “Faithspotter” patron at https://www.patreon.com/faithspotting Thank you for listening and supporting Faithspotting.

Recent Episodes

Faithspotting "The Fablemans"

Dec. 3, 2022

Mike and Kenny discuss and spot faith elements reflected in the Steven Spielberg's latest, semi-autobiographical film The Fablemans. The film depicts the future director's initial attraction to making films as a child as wel…

Faithspotting All Quiet on the Western Front

Nov. 18, 2022

Kenny and Mike open the 5th season of Faithspotting by discussing the film and faith issues spotted in the latest film version of Erich Maria Remarque's 1928 novel All Quiet on the Western Front. The 1930 film won the Best P…

Power Of Story Parable Of The Prodigal Son Parables

Faithspotting with "Funny Pages" director Owen Kline Pt. 2

Sept. 20, 2022

Part two of the faithspotting conversation with the writer / director of the a24 film, Funny Pages, Owen Kline.

Guest: Owen Kline
Parables Varieties Of Faith Expression

Faithspotting with Owen Kline Writer / Director of "Funny Pages"

Sept. 13, 2022

In the first of two episodes, writer/director Owen Kline joined Kenny and Mike for an extended Zoom interview discussing his new A24 film Funny Pages as well as faith as reflected in film, story, comics and video store exper…

Guest: Owen Kline

Faithspotting Special: Interview with Jaws Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

Sept. 4, 2022

Kenny and Mike had the pleasure to interview actor and screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, best known for being the screenwriter for the 1975 film Jaws, one of the most influential and important films in the history of cinema. In ad…

Identity Redemption Identity As Child Of God Christian Identity Philippians 2 Proverbs Colossians Colossians 3 Matthew 6 Humility

Faithspotting "Better Call Saul"

Aug. 25, 2022

Mike and Kenny are "Talking Saul, Talking Bad, and Talking Faith as the popular and critically acclaimed AMC series concludes. There is much to discuss as the second series in the "Breaking Bad Universe" concludes what is ar…

About the Hosts

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Rev KennyDickson

Founder of Cross Roads Faith and Film and Host of Faithspotting Podcast

Kenny is a United Methodist pastor in the Dallas area and is the founder of the ministry Cross Roads Faith and Film. The mission of Cross Roads is to help faith communities utilize film as a tool in ministry and faith development of members. Kenny also works with film companies in marketing films to faith communities. While Cross Roads works with faith-based projects, it specializes in finding secular films that reflect life issues and matters of faith. Prior to serving Cross Roads full time, Kenny pastored in churches throughout the North Texas region for 24 years. Throughout his ministry in local congregations, Kenny utilized his film degree by using films as parables in teaching and preaching. Kenny has been married for 26 years and with his wife Michelle they have two adult children.

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Michael Hatch

Audio/Video Production Teacher

After spending nearly 30 years in radio (15 years of that time on the air in Dallas), Mike currently teaches digital audio/radio and television at Prosper High School (just north of Dallas). He grew up in southern New Hampshire, and moved down to Texas after meeting his future wife (Melissa—a United Methodist Minister) through a mutual best friend. Mike has two amazing kids: Maddie and Mitchell. He's also been blessed to meet everyone from The Ghost Hunters to Fall Out Boy to Blondie. His favorite career highlight: covering Stephen King's Press Conference! Mike is a lifelong and hardcore movie fan: especially horror films.