Faith, Media & Culture

Faith, Media & Culture

Bio

John W. Kennedy, a practicing Catholic, is the founder and Dir. of Development of The Creative Universe Entertainment™, a media consultation and development company focusing on the creation, development and support of high-quality mainstream entertainment that upholds positive timeless values such as faith in a loving God, kindness, forgiveness, gratitude, tolerance, wisdom, courage, self-confidence tempered with humility, personal responsibility and the all-important ability to resist hypocrisy and laugh at our own human foibles.

Current projects include "Bryant Park" (an uplifting romantic-comedy), "The Tommie Scott Story" (based on the inspirational biography) and "Photo Finish" (a sci-fi TV pilot). He has written over 100 children's novels based on episodes of the Cartoon Network series "Ben 10", "Ben 10: Alien Force", "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien", "Ben 10: Omniverse" and "Generator Rex" among others. He also writes Beliefnet’s "Faith, Media & Culture" blog and has discussed the topic as a guest on several radio broadcasts.

Previously, he has produced successful news and talk programming for CNN, Fox News, Pax TV and SiriusXM. Over the years, his notable interviews and/or bookings have included such diverse personalities as Sean Astin, Corbin Bernsen, Brian Bird, James Brolin, Kirk Cameron, Deepak Chopra, Sandy Duncan, Roma Downey, Robert Duvall, Emilio Estevez, Mick Fleetwood, Andy Garcia, Carla Gugino, movie-star-turned-Catholic nun Mother Dolores Hart, Patricia Heaton, Lee Iacocca, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Michael Landon, Jr., Pattie Mallete (Justin Bieber’s mother), B.B. King, Colin Powell, Dennis Prager, Rick Santorum, Martin Sheen, Kevin Sorbo, Della Reese, Christopher Reeve, Robert and Robert A. Schuller, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, Martha Williamson and countless others.

Specialties: Script Writing, Movie/TV Novelizations & Adaptations, TV Content Creation and Development, Creative Consultation. Producing and Booking News and Talk shows

Mat Kearney sings about childlike faith and the grace of surrendering control

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Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture Saying it in song. Mat Kearney has grown a following by writing and performing heartfelt songs that are life-affirming. His most recent album, 2011′s Young Love, debuted at #1 […]

Author Joe Battaglia talks about “The Politically Incorrect Jesus”

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Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Living Boldly in a Culture of Unbelief. That the subtitle of The Politically Incorrect Jesus (BroadStreet Publishing), the new book from journalist and Renaissance Communications President Joe Battaglia which […]

UP TV’s “Dancer and the Dame” is a refreshing, family-friendly cop comedy

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Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Dancer and the Dame airs tonight (2/22) at 7:00 PM (ET) on UP TV. Synopsis (from the UP TV website): Down-and-out police detective Rick Dancer, struggling with a personal […]

Cantinas Entertainment/Mission Pictures deal seen as a plus for positive faith-themed film distribution

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Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. A new Mission for Bond. The recent announcement that Cantinas Entertainment has acquired Mission Pictures, the inspirational/faith-themed film distribution company co-founded by Cindy Bond, is seen by both sides […]

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Mat Kearney sings about childlike faith and the grace of surrendering control
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SgUafccJSw Saying it in song. Mat Kearney has grown a following by writing and performing heartfelt songs that are life-affirming. His most recent album, 2011′s Young Love, debuted at

posted 6:26:38am Feb. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Author Joe Battaglia talks about "The Politically Incorrect Jesus"
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Living Boldly in a Culture of Unbelief. That the subtitle of The Politically Incorrect Jesus (BroadStreet Publishing), the new book from journalist and Renaissance Communications President Joe Battaglia which I recently

posted 1:06:58pm Feb. 23, 2015 | read full post »

UP TV's "Dancer and the Dame" is a refreshing, family-friendly cop comedy
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Dancer and the Dame airs tonight (2/22) at 7:00 PM (ET) on UP TV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKjent3fFcs Synopsis (from the UP TV website): Down-and-out police detective Rick Dancer, struggling with a personal

posted 4:10:43am Feb. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Cantinas Entertainment/Mission Pictures deal seen as a plus for positive faith-themed film distribution
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. A new Mission for Bond. The recent announcement that Cantinas Entertainment has acquired Mission Pictures, the inspirational/faith-themed film distribution company co-founded by Cindy Bond, is seen by both sides as a win

posted 4:05:15am Feb. 21, 2015 | read full post »

Producers Mark Burnett, Roma Downey join cast members in preview of "A.D. The Bible Continues"
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. NBC releases epic trailer for A.D. The Bible Continues. The three-minute promo features clips from the series as well commentary from cast members and  executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.  With the Book o

posted 8:18:04am Feb. 20, 2015 | read full post »


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