The Future Archive

How To Know If a Media Choice is Wise

Over the years I have found
two biblical principles to be extremely helpful as I seek to make wise media
choices. In fact, they have helped me so often that I thought I should pass
them on to you.

Glee and Northern Pike

So often, the modern
media offers us choices that seem safe and satisfying. We are swimming along
with themes and messages that seem easy to digest. But too often, that doesn’t
stay true. By the
time we are fully immersed in the lies of the culture, we’ve fallen for the
lies hook, line, and sinker. It is a pattern that can starve us of our appetite
for the things of God.

What Have Your Eyes Seen Lately?

The fourth most-searched word on the Internet for kids ages 7 and under in 2009 was “porn.” For all kids up to age 18, sex was No. 4, porn No. 5. (According to data collected by This supports some research I saw a few years ago out of Britain, stating that the average age of the first inception of pornography has dropped from around twelve or thirteen to age seven or eight. Seen any lately?

From the Archives: Does Twilight lead to an unholy fantasy life?

Many of you have written about how difficult it is to wait on God’s timing for romance. And several of you have been honest about the heartache you’ve experienced when you’ve made the decision to link your life with someone other than the man God would choose for you. Surely an obsession with a fictional character, who seems to have it all, does nothing but muddy these waters.

Vampire Craze

As millions of young women everywhere take in the Twilight movies and tune in weekly to vampire shows, I can’t help but wonder if this fascination with the dark,
dangerous, bad boys featured in these series is fitting for girls who
love Jesus.