A Matter of Faith

Synopsis: A Christian girl goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When her father suspects something happening, he begins to examine the situation and what he discovers completely catches him off guard. Now very concerned about his daughter drifting away from the faith, he tries to do something about it.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Rich Christiano
Production: Truman Scott Films
89 min


[people click glasses]

[calling out Speech, speech,

speech, speech]

Well I'm not much

for making speeches,

but, on behalf

of her mother and I,

I would like to thank you

all for coming

to Rachel's going off

to college party.

This is the moment

I've been waiting for.



What I meant was, the moment

I haven't been waiting for.

One of the hardest things

for a father

is when it comes time to send

his little girl off to college.

Rachel, we love you so much,

and we are very,

very proud of you.

[Mouth thank you]

Just remember our deal though,

you promised you

wouldn't get married

until you're at least


[Laughs from everyone]

You sure you don't want

to take any of your photos?

You've seen the dorm rooms,

I don't have room

for all that stuff.

I know.

This house isn't going to be

the same without you.

Mom, its only three hours away.

I'll be back from time to time.

And you two can come visit.

It's not like I'm going

away forever.

How's she supposed

to get anything packed

with you crying over

everything she owns'?

You tell her Dad.

Yeah don't let him fool you.

When you're here

he's all together,

but when you drive away,

he'll be missing you.

Did you enjoy dinner'?

Yes, thank you both so much.

You know you

didn't have to do it.

Are you kidding'?

Going off to college

is a big deal.

I think your other clothes

are probably ready.

I'll help you.

Be right back Dad.



Oh hey, are you my roommate?

Um, I guess so.

I'm Ally.


I went ahead

and threw my stuff on a bed.

I didn't know which one you

wanted so I just picked one.

That's fine.

We're just going

to the student union.

Do you want to come with us'?

I think I'm just going

to get moved in first.

Do you need help

with your stuff'?

I got it.

Thank you.

Alright, I'll see you

later then.

See ya.


Welcome, welcome, welcome.

Is everybody alive'?


I say is everybody alive'?


There we go.

If you are wondering

what plane you're on,

this is Introduction to Biology

where we will be

studying life and its origins,

and all that good stuff.

So if you are on

the wrong ight,

this would be the time

to disembark.

I am your humble pilot,

Professor Marcus Kaman.

Out in the hall,

behind my back,

you call me anything you like

but in here I would appreciate

Professor Kaman

or, if you must,

Mister Professor Kaman.

[Students laugh]

I'm going to try my best

to entertain you

during our time together,

in return I would

appreciate from you

a little critical thinking.

Science is after all,

the field which challenges us

to redefine the conventional

wisdom of our predecessors.

That's what makes us grow

as a society and as a species.

I want to have some honest,

intellectual discussion in here

and I want each and every one

of you to participate

and that includes you.

And now for the good news,

it's about your grades.

Attend this class,

and you will pass.

In fact, if you show up

every time, I'll give you a C,

even if I know you're only

pretending to listen to me.

[students laugh]

[Opening door]

What are you doing'?

Just a little work.

Rachel, this is our first

weekend at college.

We're going out!


You look like you

could use a friend.


I said you look like

you could use a friend.

It's hard to hear you.

Let's go outside.


That's better.

I'm Jason.


Good to meet you Rachel.

You're a freshmen'?


I was a freshmen once.

Last year.

You liking your

classes so far'?

They're pretty good.

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Dave Christiano

Dave Christiano (born October 2, 1956) is a Christian filmmaker and twin brother of Rich Christiano. He owns Dave Christiano Films and ChristianFilms.com. Several of Christiano's films have been released to theaters.In 2004, Christiano began producing 7th Street Theater, which was to be the first ever primetime Christian dramatic TV series. After shooting the first 24 episodes for the first season, it premiered on 3 March 2007 on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. The series now airs on several Christian Networks. more…

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