The first proclamations of the coming of Jesus Christ go back to the very beginnings of history, to the birth of time. In the Garden of Eden, as sentence is passed on mankind, the promise is given of restoration through the seed of the woman, who shalt "bruise," or literally, crush the Serpent's head (Gen. 3:15). The coming of the promised Son is the institution of victory.
Modern romantic notions inflict unrealistic expectations of life leading to disappointment and failed relationships. Young people are particularly susceptible.
If you listen to some of our most visible and powerful leaders today you would think that any private and personal use of wealth or any public display of indulging in consuming a portion of that wealth is a great sin against humanity and the environment.
A thousand years from now, literary critics will likely recognize J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings as the only English language classic to emerge from the twentieth century. Fragments of Hemingway and Faulkner may survive in literature texts, and T. S. Eliot will be a must for those who wish to study the mindset of the age.
The vocation of the Christian fictional author is similar to, yet distinct from, that of the Christian theologian. The Christian theologian has a calling from God to teach us the Christian worldview, i.e. to tell what life means and how it ought to be lived.