Oct. 8, 2021

Faithspotting "Dead Poets Society"

Faithspotting "Dead Poets Society"

Following interviews with film directors Edson Oda, and Stephen Chbosky who both said that Dead Poets Society was one of the films that helped make them as individuals, Kenny and Mike discuss and spot faith in the Academy Award winning film directed...


Following interviews with film directors Edson Oda, and Stephen Chbosky who both said that Dead Poets Society was one of the films that helped make them as individuals, Kenny and Mike discuss and spot faith in the Academy Award winning film directed by Peter Weir. Robin Willams and costars Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Norman Lloyd, and Kurtwood Smith.

Faith Reflections:

The place and power of words, and ideas to serve as an agent of change and transformation in the world. Jesus as the Word changing through his words and teaching and life example.

Mr Keating and teachings as Christ figure seeing and living in ways that contrast the expectations of others and ways of the world. Value relatioships over rules and customs that limit or injure relationships. The response(s) of students as disciples. 

(Not mentioned in the episode but presented in the film's closing scene is the grace Keating offers after his dismissal is sealed by the false testimony of the students, when some of the kids offer their respect and commitment to live out Keating's teaching.)

Greek understanding of Philia love. David and Jonathan in the Bible and the command to love others by Jesus.

Living life and each day with passion and seeking transformation rather than conformity as Paul challenged churches and followers not to be conformed by the world.

Call to use talents and passion to contribute a "Verse" to the powerful play of life.