A Story Worth Living

Apologies for the lack of posts. I’m determined not to throw things up here just to fill space, so I wait until something really catches my attention and makes me think about life and faith in an interesting way. Thanks for your patience.

Today we have three pieces, so the drought is over 🙂


A scene from “A Story Worth Living.” Photo courtesy of A Story Film

First up is this cool article about a movie by John Eldridge & Sons. Inspired by the 2004 mini-series “Long Way Round,” where actors Ewen McGregor & Charley Boorman traversed the world on motorcycles, the Eldridge men decided to attempt something similar – with smaller geography but larger vision.

Here’s the part I really like: Eldridge says, “Part of the motive behind the film was adventure films are the No. 1 genre on YouTube … and they have nothing to say. There’s no meaning to the adventure. There’s no content. We wanted to go out and make a beautiful adventure film with rich content.”

I’m a longtime reader of Men’s Journal because the writing is so good. But I’ve often thought how pointless some of the articles are. Go on this or that epic adventure, sculpt a superhero body, broil the perfect steak...but why? There’s rarely any sense of purpose behind these quests. Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for adventure, fitness & steak. They’re each wonderful in their own right. But when you add meaning to pursuits like this, that spills over and informs your everyday life, too. You know, the one that awaits us after every adventure.

I like that Eldridge has stuck to his guns about this hero stuff (I think he got hit with some heavy critique after his book Wild At Heart sold approximately 4 billion copies). We do all want meaning to our adventures. We do want life to be bigger. This article makes me think about how God is making that possible in my life, even without a motorcycle.