Author Archives: revkennydickson

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.

Faithspotting “Being the Ricardos”

Follow link to go to Faithspotting website for the episode ink and Faith notes. https://www.faithspotting.com/faithspotting-being-the-ricardos/

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Faithspotting “The Power of the Dog”

Follow the link to hear the Faithspotting Podcast and faith notes. https://www.faithspotting.com/faithspotting-the-power-of-the-dog/

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Faithspotting “Get Back” Pt. 2

Michael Hatch and I continue our discussion with Eric Folkerth of Peter Jackson’s outstanding, deep dive into the the production of The Beatles “Let It Be” album and iconic rooftop concert. Next week we conclude with a discussion of faith … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “tick, tick…Boom

Kenny and Mike review the outstanding Netflix and film and discuss the faith elements spotted in the Lin-Manuel Miranda directorial debut. The film presents the Musical by Broadway and Rent composer and auther Jonathan Larson. Follow link to the Faithspotting … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “MASS”

This episode includes a indepth interview with Ann Dowd and director Fran Kranz. Follow link to listen to the episode and for notes. MASS opened in limited release on October 8th and will open in wide release on October 22nd. … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “Dead Poets Society”

Mike Hatch and I decided to review and spot faith elements in Dead Poets Society after two directors we recently interviewd, Edson Oda (Nine Days) and Stephen Chbosky (Dear Evan Hansen) listed it as one of the films that made … Continue reading

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Faithspotting Dear Evan Hansen

Follow link for Faithspotting website to listen to the episode and for faith notes. This episode includes an interview with director Stephen Chblosky regarding his purpose in making the film, and the message he hopes viewers, especially teens will hear … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Kenny and Mike review and discuss the faith elements in the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Included is an interview with director Michael Showalter. Click link for the episode link and faith notes. https://www.faithspotting.com/faithspotting-the-eyes-of-tammy-faye/

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Faithspotting Ted Lasso, The Queens Gambit, Mare of Easttown +Emmys Discussion

Kenny and Mike discuss their favorite television programs that are up for Emmy Awards.  While there is some discussion of the awards the sheer number of categories and programs makes it much more challenging to cover than the Academy Awards. … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “Val”

Faithspotting hosts Kenny Dickson and Mike Hatch discuss the documentary film Val, and spot reflections of faith presented int the auto-biographical film of Val Kilmer. The film uses some of the over 1000 hours of video tape Val had shot … Continue reading

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