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 "Calvary"

May 10, 2022

Christ Figure Series 3rd of 3

Faithspotting "Little Miss Sunshine"

April 29, 2022

Kenny and Mike continue a series looking at Christ Figures in Film with the 2006 Film Little Miss Sunshine. The film won 2 Oscars, Alan Arkin for supporting actor and Michael Arndt for Screenplay. Ten-year-old Abigail Bresli…

Faithspotting "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

April 19, 2022

In the first of three episodes looking at Christ Figures in film, Kenny and Mike look at the multiple Academy Award winning film based on Ken Kesey's 1962 novel.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was the second film (It Happ…

Faithspotting Oscar Slap and Response and "The Batman"

April 7, 2022

Mike and Kenny discuss the 94th Academy Award telecast, Will Smith's slapping Chris Rock, and the subsequent responses and reactions. Also discussed was the impact on the program and award winners and films. In the second ha…

Faithspotting "Belfast"

March 18, 2022

"Everlasting Love"

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.