John is a student of religion and theology. Through studying world religions, history and philosophy, he has become a well-balanced teacher, speaker, presenter, and advocate of Christianity. His attempts at engaging in civil dialogue with non-believers have been appreciated in debating the existence of God, historical Christianity, and the competency of the Christian faith. After spending many years in the Creative and Internet industries, John decided to use his skills in directing and producing the documentary movie My Week in Atheism. This film is a Christian's up-close encounter with atheism in an attempt to learn while focusing on the reality of two opposing worldviews with his friend, and atheist talk show host, David Smalley. After completing a BS in Religion and Theological Studies, John is continuing onto an MA in Christian and Classical Studies in 2015.
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My Week in Atheism is a film about a friendship caught between the two opposing worldviews of atheism and Christianity. As a devout Christian and an atheist activist travel together to secular conventions, university campuses, and a live talk show, they struggle to maintain a close friendship while protecting their beliefs. Exploring discussions with a few atheists along the way they find that while they may have many differences they are open to dialogue and this inevitably leads to discovery.
Runtime: 110 min. (NTSC)
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David is a secular activist and avid speaker and writer. He is the founder and host of the Dogma Debate radio podcast, editor of Secular World magazine for Atheist Alliance International, author of Baptized Atheist, founder of AtheistAudiobooks.com, and is the former editor of the American Atheist magazine. As a former Christian musician whose education in psychology, sociology, and world religions, with a deep-dive study of Christianity for more than 14 years, resulted in his atheism. David is currently on the National Speakers Bureau for the Secular Student Alliance, and often gives presentations on approaching religious discussions with respect and tact. David is also a voiceover actor, performing on several audiobooks, as well as radio and television commercials across the country. With more than 16 years in the entertainment industry, and 5 dedicated years in radio and television, his passion for the truth combined with his experience entertaining crowds, makes him well-prepared to lead this team of flourishing and talented activists.
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