Yesterday, March 24, my wife and I went to see the movie - God's Not Dead. I usually don't change the postings in my blog - but in this instance I have inserted this and moved the other posts back a day.
I firmly believe that every person should go and see this movie. If you are a Christian, it is vital to see this. It will encourage and challenge you to be a difference in the world. We often cannot see the ripples that radiate out from what we do - in this movie it brings it out very clearly. If you have non-believers as friends (and you should), you should take them to hear a very well presented argument for today. It is a very well done movie, with a major point. I am going to put the website's synopsis here so that you can read it - and please take my word for it - this is a movie worth seeing. I can't wait until it comes out on DVD - so I can see it again and share with others.
Don't put it off - get out and be challenged - that is, unless you are afraid of being challenged.
Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class. If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God’s existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals. With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God? Wouldn’t it just be easier just to write “God Is Dead” and put the whole incident behind him? GOD’S NOT DEAD weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action. The film will educate, entertain, and inspire moviegoers to explore what they really believe about God, igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions.