About Brenden Taylor

Brenden is a graduate student pursuing his Master in Theatre Arts degree with Regent University. He is an educational assistant and tutor by day and a theatre practitioner by night. You can find him live-tweeting his favorite movies on Twitter @LeviTheBeliever or posting poetry and unsolicited opinions at thebookofbrenden.com

SCHINDLER’S LIST: Influence by Compassion | FCC 148

This image from SCHINDLER'S LIST shows Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler.

In Steven Spielberg’s classic film SCHINDLER’S LIST, German industrialist Oskar Schindler (played by Liam Neeson) uses his reputation within the Nazi party to influence Amon Goeth (played by Ralph Fiennes) for the better and save hundreds of Jewish people in the midst of the Holocaust. Join us as we discuss … Continue reading

AT WORLD’S END: Compassion and the Bondservant | FCC 147

This image from FCC - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT WORLD'S END shows Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow.

In PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END, Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) shows compassion in his actions, and Bootstraps Bill (played by Stellan Skarsgard) becomes a bondservant to his son Will Turner (played by Orlando Bloom). Join us as we discuss these Christian themes and so much more … Continue reading

DEAD MAN’S CHEST: Death and Compassion | FCC 146

This image from PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN DEAD MANS CHEST shows Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom as Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann, and Will Turner.

In PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST, Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) tries to cheat Death himself in the form of Davy Jones (played by Bill Nighy), and Will Turner (played by Orlando Bloom) meets his long-suffering and compassionate father Bootstraps Bill (played by Stellan Skarsgard). Join us … Continue reading

CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL: Kindness and Redemption | FCC 145

This image from CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL shows Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner.

In PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) learns what kindness is through Will Turner (played by Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (played by Keira Knightley) while Captain Barbosa (played by Geoffrey Rush) longs for redemption. Join us as we discuss … Continue reading

KONG SKULL ISLAND: Compassion and Sacrifice | FCC 144

This image from KONG SKULL ISLAND shows King Kong watching a failing Helicopter.

In KONG SKULL ISLAND, James Conrad (played by Tom Hiddleston) and Hank Marlow (played by John C. Reilly) both have enough compassion that they would sacrifice themselves to save others. Join us as we discuss these Christian themes and so much more on this episode of the Finding Christ In … Continue reading

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Compassion and Sympathy | FCC 143

In Disney’s 2017 live-action remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Belle (played by Emma Watson) shows compassion on the Beast (played by Dan Stevens) which saves and restores him and his castle in the end. Join us as we discuss these Christian themes and so much more on the Finding … Continue reading

A MONSTER CALLS: Parables and Healing | FCC 142

This image from A MONSTER CALLS shows Lewis MacDougall as Conor and Liam Neeson as the Monster.

In the film A MONSTER CALLS, Conor O’Malley (played by Lewis MacDougall) wrestles with the reality of losing his dying mother (played by Felicity Jones) with the help of a monster (played by Liam Neeson). Join us as we discuss plenty of Christian themes and so much more in this … Continue reading

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA: Feed My Sheep | FCC 141

This image from MANCHESTER BY THE SEA shows Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler and Lucas Hedges as Patrick "Patty" Chandler.

In the film MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, Lee Chandler (played by Casey Affleck) is asked to take care of his nephew in the same way Jesus asked Peter to “feed his sheep.” Join us as we discuss this Christian theme and so much more on this episode of the Finding Christ … Continue reading

SAVING MR. BANKS: A Spoonful of Grace | FCC 140

This image from SAVING MR BANKS shows Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers.

In the film SAVING MR. BANKS, Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (played by Emma Thompson) learns what grace means as she is restored by Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks). Join us as we discuss these Christians themes and so much more on this episode of the Finding Christ in … Continue reading

MARY POPPINS: Restoration and Compassion | FCC 139

This image from MARY POPPINS shows Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins holding a bird.

In Disney’s classic musical film MARY POPPINS, the eponymous nanny (played by Julie Andrews) comes to restore the hearts of the Banks children to their father George (played by David Tomlinson) and vice versa. Join us as we discuss these Christian themes and so much more on the Finding Christ … Continue reading

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