Dec. 3, 2020

Faithspotting "Hillbilly Elegy"

Faithspotting "Hillbilly Elegy"

Kenny and Mike discuss the NETFLIX film Hillbilly Elegy and examine faith elements spotted in the latest film from Director Ron Howard. Set in Middletown Ohio in 2011, with flashbacks to 1997, Hillbilly Elegy is based on the bestselling memoir by J.D....


Kenny and Mike discuss the NETFLIX film Hillbilly Elegy and examine faith elements spotted in the latest film from Director Ron Howard. Set in Middletown Ohio in 2011, with flashbacks to 1997, Hillbilly Elegy is based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance and depicts his struggle to overcome extreme family disfunction and systemic poverty community and family poverty.

Warning: Those who have experienced abuse or addiction in  relationships may experience triggers by some depictions in the film.

Faith Issues Spotted:

* General awareness and appreciation of creation and life.                  Genesis 1, 

* Living as Easter People with hope in the midst of brokenness.           Romans 8:18-39

* Filling voids and finding ultimate meaning and purpose in life           serving God. Romans 12:

* Living into the goodness, image and likeness of God in which            all are created.  Genesis 1:26-27

* Centrality and importance of community and repairing when             community is broken.  Luke 10:26-27

* Loving and caring for oneself in Godly ways and loving God in           caring for oneself. Deuteronomy 6:4-6,  Ephesians 3:18-20         Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30,