If corporate America has a plan for teens, it is that they remain constant consumers. If the university has a plan for adolescents, it is that they would be perpetual students. Hollywood and the gaming industry would be thrilled if today’s young adult Peter Pans, never grew up.
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But as much as the culture has a predetermined plan for teens, the movie, Divergent, based on the book series by Victoria Roth, presents a challenge for teens to be changed. How? –By thinking differently about themselves, rather than being squeezed into a mold. Didn’t the Apostle Paul write something like that? (Rom 12:1,2)
I feel inspired that social critiques like this and the Hunger Games, challenge teens in a way that parents, youth workers, and youth ministries should. If you have 2 minutes, let me explain the 3 reasons I believe we need to challenge every teen to be divergent