What happens when journalism students attend a Christian college? Both believe the truth will set you free, but both have very different ways of achieving that end.
Jeremiah Lewis and Greg Piper believe those two worlds colliding would make for a fascinating TV show — they’re calling it COPY — and they’re trying to raise money to produce episodes of it:
COPY takes a wry and comical look at the modern-day Christian university: proclaiming its “witness” to the world, while chasing conventional greatness through more programs, more prestige, more accommodation to the secular culture. But it’s also a tale of the media’s identity crisis – the aspirations and temptations of The Crusader’s editors and reporters, competing for scoops and eyeballs against competitors who don’t have a finger-wagging journalism adviser.
In essence, this would be a satirical look at a Christian college and its students trying to grapple with “outside” forces (like atheists, gay alumni, etc). Plus, to quote Greg, “There’s also an anal-rash epidemic.” (See? Plenty of light-hearted moments.)
For what it’s worth, Jeremiah and Greg are both Christians, so they’re poking fun at themselves and the culture they live in more than anything else. And this type of production could help show a more interesting, less judgmental side of evangelical Christianity than the one that gets all the attention.
So if you like what they’re trying to do, please consider chipping in.