The Future Archive

Should You See Heaven Is For Real?

Movies like Noah, God’s Not Dead, and Heaven Is For Real are packing in millions of moviegoers (and raking in millions of dollars). While some of these movies admit to taking artistic license, they all point to the Bible as their primary screenwriter. Should you watch these movies? Here are four big ideas to keep in mind as you decide.

A Christian’s Guide To Sci-Fi

In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I’m not a fan of sci-fi. It’s just never been my thing. But I am a fan of young women like you. And since science fiction novels and movies seem to be dominating the affections of the young adult crowd, I wanted to help you think through the good, the bad, and the ugly side of sci-fi.

Dear One Direction Fan

I get how Liam, Niall, Harry, Zayn, and Louis melt your heart. I do. They’re sexy, they’re funny, and they’ve been coached by the very best to know just how to tug at your heartstrings. You feel like they complete you. Like they’re perfect. Like they love you even though they’ve never met you. I don’t know how to break this to you gently, but . . . it’s all one beautifully packaged lie.

Is Your iPhone Making You Lonely?

I have a hunch that many of you are lonely. In fact, I’ve often said that if I could label your generation, I’d call you The Lonely Generation. Which is weird because you are the most connected generation that has ever existed. You’ve got Facebook friends, Instagram followers, and people to send a Snapchat to. But let’s face it, none of that is translating into real connection the way we want it to, is it?