Faithspotting: Greyhound

Hosts Kenny Dickson and Mike Hatch look at the Apple TV+ film Greyhound and discuss the faith elements spotted in the World War II, Tom Hanks screenplay.  Based on the novel, “The Good Shepherd” by C. S. Forester, Tom Hanks stars as Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause, Captain of the U.S.S. Destroyer Keeling, codenamed Greyhound. Krause also has charge over two other Destroyers providing protection for 37 cargo and troop transport ships crossing the Atlantic during World War II. The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continually contested battle in the second Word War.

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Captain Krause (TOM HANKS) peers out the broken pilot house window in TriStar Pictures’ GREYHOUND.  Apple TV+

The faith elements spotted and discussed by Kenny and Mike include:

Confidence in one’s faith, God’s call, and grace to serve in ministry for Christ. Romans 15:8-11, 2 Corinthians 3: 1-6, Ephesians 4:4-7

Understanding “the evil foe” includes not only external forces, but the internal temptation to live according to the ways of the world rather than the righteous way and calling of God. Jesus tempted in the wilderness: Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12, Luke 4:1-13,  Jesus  in the Garden of  Gethsemane 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46.  Paul’s peace amidst storms at sea. Acts 27.                                                                               

The contrast between Peter’s denial and sermon on Pentecost. Mark 14:43-50, Luke 22:54-62, John 18:15-18,25-27, Acts 2:14-36                                                                                   

Serving Christ as Jesus served as the Good Shepherd, even willing to laydown one’s life. John 10:11-18 Such is the Way of Easter People.

Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever and as such is the place of stability and certainty in the midst of uncertain times and circumstances.. (Hebrews 13:8)

Symbolism of water as chaos, Jesus sending the Legion into the swine, (Luke 8, Mark 5,) Genesis 1Creation account.

Going where one does not want to go.  Jonah.

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Next Week’s episode: Spike Lee’s Da Five Bloods

About revkennydickson

I am a United Methodist minister and my professional passion is connecting issues of life and faith to film and other artforms. I am also interested in autism awareness and ministry and special needs. I am married to Michelle and have two children.
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