i get a little scared when people say things life, "i know this is life-changing for my friend here, but I just think it's way to serious or personal or intimate and 'life-changing.' i realize there's a time and a place to escape into movies and just have fun and enjoy them. but there's also a point where that (i believe) isn't enough. when we as christians (who, as joe pointed out last night, are able to interpret life and culture with a much richer bent b/c we know truth...b/c we know God) have no desire to find meaning in the world we live in, what makes us go on? why do we keep doing what we're doing? we desire to discover meaning to our lives b/c we want to live truth and find truth and experience truth. when we no longer care about truth (at all) then what kind of gospel are we preaching to others? i guess the biggest thing that frustrates me or I think on when i think of this is...'if we're this shallow in our approach to films (or art---and this goes for so many things in culture) then how shallow will we be in relating to people and seeing beyond what their surface has to offer?
i don't want to go on and on about christians (myself included) and where we go wrong (but I probably will b/c i'm really good at complaining when it comes to this), but listening to this fellow senior taylor student, i just felt very sad for our generation. i don't mind diverse opinions, but when our opinions are stripping away truth and meaning in our lives, something needs to be re-evaluated or something. just a thought.