THERE WAS SO MUCH PACKED IN THE 121 MINUTES THAT IT’S HARD TO COVER IT ALL! Here are the main items I took away.
- Through three (at least) different persons, people will see that opportunities for discipleship (spreading the Good News) happen every day.
- Separation of church and state is not in the constitution or its amendments. Students do have the right to practice their religion – even if it is Christianity.
- The silence of the silent majority is some of the reason removal of religion from public institutions has progressed as far as it has. One line in the movie in which a group of pastors are meeting goes something like “if we continue to not speak out and wait for the silent majority, discrimination against Christian faith will move to persecution.”
- Prayer is powerful.
- When we question our Faith (portrayed through a person who learns her cancer is gone), it doesn’t mean we’ve lost our Faith. On the contrary, it is our longing to go deeper.
- People will do anything – including bringing about a lawsuit – for prestige and money.
Here are some target audiences:
- High school and college students. A lawsuit comes from a discussion in a high school history class.
- Parents who have children in school – primary, secondary, college.
- Anyone who believes that the constitution upholds freedom of religion NOT freedom from religion.
Credibility of the movie is supported through the list of court cases (at least 25) upon which the movie is based. Also, some of the actors are names that people will recognize.