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'God's Not Dead' Accurate Portrayal of Campus Life?


The faith-based film "God's Not Dead," which was No. 11 at the box office this weekend, has brought in close to $53 million in six weeks.

The movie tells the story of a college freshman named Josh Wheaton whose faith is challenged by one of his professors.

"Prof. Jeffrey Radisson isn't just interested in teaching freshman why famous atheist philosophers such as Michael Foucault, Richard Dawkins, and Albert Camus don't believe in God," Plugged In film critics Adam Holz and Steven Isaac wrote.

"No, he's an evangelist for unbelief and the complete repudiation of faith," he continued. "And on the first day of class, he makes his students write 'God is dead' on a piece of paper, sign it, and hand it in."

While most students won't face a direct challenge to their faith like the one depicted in the film, "God's Not Dead" is raising the question of how free students are to practice and share their faith on college campuses.

Greg Jao, a field director for the campus ministry InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, addressed that issue and more on CBN News Today, April 29.

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