Ted McGinley, Tatum O’Neal and Shane Harper star in “God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness” about a church that is unexpectedly thrown into an epic legal battle by a state-run university that believes the congregation has outlived its usefulness and needs to go.

We talked with the trio about empathy and how the God’s Not Dead series connects with fans.

“God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness” opens Friday, March 29.