‘God’s Not Dead’ showing Monday at YES

The concept of God being dead came alive in a big way in the 1960s.

It resurfaced last year in the form of the film “God’s Not Dead,” to be shown at 6:30 p.m. Monday at YES Cinema, Fourth and Jackson streets in downtown Columbus. First Baptist Church is sponsoring the free showing — the third of three films — to celebrate 50 years at its current location, 3300 Fairlawn Drive.

The movie focuses on the story of Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), an evangelical college student who enrolls in a philosophy class taught by Professor Jeffrey Radisson (Kevin Sorbo), an atheist, who demands that his students sign a declaration that “God is dead” to get a passing grade. Josh is the only student in the class who refuses to sign and is then required by Radisson to debate the topic with him, with the class members deciding who wins.

For fans of Christian pop-rock music, the movie might best be known via The Newsboys’ title cut tune.

Tickets are required only to assure sufficient seating. They are available at the church or at YES.

Information: 812-376-3321 or fbccolumbus.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.