Is 'God's Not Dead' a True-to-Life Picture of Universities Today?

'God's Not Dead'
'God's Not Dead' is raising the question of how free students are to practice and share their faith on college campuses. (Pure Flix Entertainment)

Join us on the new C-Pop podcast where Taylor and Jessilyn discuss, debate and sometimes deride pop culture with a strong sense of humor and a focus on Christ. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com.


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 on Tuesday. Watch below.

For a limited time, we are extending our celebration of the 40th anniversary of Charisma. As a special offer, you can get 40 issues of Charisma magazine for only $40!

NEW from CHARISMA: Do you want to encounter the Holy Spirit and hear God speak to you? Increase your faith, discover freedom, and draw near to God! Click Here

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
Use Desktop Layout
Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective