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From Marvel’s Thanos to Methodist Deacon, Mike Friedrich Sees Theology in Pop Culture

By Jacob Sahms A few weeks ago, Mike Friedrich stood in front of a small group gathered for a retreat. As an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, Friedrich’s leadership in the five-day retreat on “Ordinary People with Extraordinary People” was unsurprising. But what all of the participants didn’t know was, that at one […]

Rob DePalo’s Story is a Tapestry of God’s Making

By Jacob Sahms Ryan Goodwin is broken, beaten down by a series of situations and decisions that leave him questioning his purpose in Tapestry, a film starring Stephen Baldwin and directed by Ken Kushner. But Tapestry isn’t just a fictional film aimed at telling a parable about how God moves – it’s also the heartfelt […]

Sterling K. Brown Will Rise as Coach Willie Davis

The story of Willie Davis, junior high janitor-turned- head basketball coach has been told twice by HBO Real Sports, but on April 10, 2020, Sony Pictures’ Affirm Films will deliver a feature-length film about the everyday hero. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe winning Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, Black Panther), the Rise production will begin […]

Sight & Sound Exec Sees God’s Mercy Through Noah

By Jacob Sahms While Sight & Sound Theatres have been sharing Biblically-inspired musical stories for years, not all of their shows are created equally. Noah stands alone as their flagship show, the one which changed the arc of their efforts in 1995, and led them to this place: Noah is the third Sight & Sound […]

Husband & Wife Duo Shares Kara Tippetts’ Courageous Life

By Jacob Sahms Kara Tippetts was a mother of four and a pastor’s wife when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she courageously vlogged about her treatment with humor and faith at mundanefaithfulness.com. In the midst of her treatment, she connected with filmmakers Jay and Sofia Lyons, bonding in a powerful way that drove […]

Robert Krantz Brings the Joyful Light

By Jacob Sahms “Why don’t we have a romantic comedy/dance film for the faith-based market?” That’s the question that the writer, director, and actor Robert Krantz asked two years ago when he set out to share his passion for faith, comedy, and dance. With the arrival of Faith, Hope, & Love on March 15, the […]