Finding the meaning of Christianity focus of documentary

A documentary detailing the travels of a group of college-aged men across Europe as they challenge their preconceptions of religion will screen tonight as part of this year’s Greek Week.

According to Web site of the film “Beware of Christians,” the venture chronicles the travels of friends Alex Carroll, Matt Owen, Michael Allen and Will Bakke, who grew up in Texas, as they attempt to find the true meaning of Christianity.

“The idea is to beware of Christians, like us, who never really have known what it means to follow Christ,” Bakke said in an interview with The Baptist Standard last week. Bakke also served as director and executive producer for the film.

John Andrew Willis , a junior Spanish major and president of Interfraternity Council, said he contacted Carroll, whom he attended high school with, to discuss the documentary. Willis said he then talked to university officials about possibly showing the documentary on campus during Greek Week.

“Being that it is done by students, it’s a really good artistic expression and something (students) can all appreciate, hopefully,” Willis said.

Jordan Thompson , a senior film-TV-digital media major , said he plans to attend one of the screenings to hear the message of the movie and gain knowledge he can use when creating student films himself.

“It doesn’t matter if you are Christian or not, I’m sure you will be able to take something away from the film,” Thompson said. “It’s students who produced (the film), so why not support them?”

Porter Neessen , a junior speech pathology major and president of Panhellenic Council , said all of the women on the PHC Executive Board had no problem with showing the documentary as part of Greek Week because the screening is optional to students. She said the board wanted to present students who wanted to see it with the option to do so.

Willis said he hopes everyone, not just Greek-affiliated students, attends the screenings.

Other universities that will screen the documentary include Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, Baylor University and the University of Texas at Austin.


Greek Week “Beware of Christians” Movie Showing

When: 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. tonight

Where: BLUU Auditorium