Every boy wants to do what? Something epic! Something adventurous! They want to go on an adventure! Deep within men, there’s that interest of doing something awesome, something adventurous, something with a journey to it!
If this wasn’t true, we wouldn’t have movies like “Lord of the Rings” or “Star Wars” or cartoons like “Adventure Time.”
In the book, which I hugely recommend, “Wild at Heart,” John Eldredge speaks of some things that are very true to the soul of a man. There’s three things going on often: “An adventure to be had, a fight to be won, and a beauty to save.”
The Cartoon Network series, “Adventure Time,” has all of this, which is why I believe it is so popular.
A boy named Finn the Human and a magic dog named, well, Jake the dog, go on all kinds of crazy quests and wild adventures. it is what they do!
As most of you know, I do youth ministry and I write constantly, and often I think about some of the messages in between the messages in cartoons, movies, TV shows, anime, and you other stuff.
I take this kind of story research and media ministry very seriously and I think more people should do the same. Just a thought from my point of view of course!