In case you hadn’t heard, God’s Not Dead 2 will be out in theaters in a couple of weeks — the premiere, appropriately, is on April Fools’ Day.
The plot is a variation on the original film. Melissa Joan Hart plays a high school teacher who quotes the Bible in class, only to be sued by a student who believes in separation of church and state. Then there’s a trial.
All of this, I guess, makes sense to persecuted Christians, even though there’s not a single instance of that ever happening. (Though I’ll admit a movie about a church/state separation group sending emails back and forth with a school district, which is what normally happens, wouldn’t be nearly as entertaining.)
Last year, I had the chance to talk to former evangelical preacher (and current Humanist chaplain) Bart Campolo — and it was a fascinating conversation about how atheists perceive death and how Bart parted ways with his famously Christian father Tony.
Bart is one of those guys whose personal story and message of hope (yes, even for atheists) really needs to be shared.
That’s why I’m so excited that a filmmaker has been working on a documentary about the father and son. You can see the trailer below:
You might have heard that even though a football game lasts three hours on TV, the actual gameplay lasts all of 11 minutes.
The same sort of rule applies to shows like Mythbusters (which came to an end tonight). It’s an hour-long, but the amount of time spent actually introducing the myth, testing it, and discussing the results is much, much shorter — even when you ignore commercials.
So here’s what an episode would look like without all the fluff:
The Most Hated Woman In America will star Melissa Leo (The Fighter). The director is Tommy O’Haver (An American Crime).