Apocalypse Amigos: “Seeking a Friend for the End of the Earth”


Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” has some surprisingly good news for Christians.

This is such a short note that you can assume the nearly the whole thing is a spoiler. Here’s the part you can read: Parts of this movie are raunchy; parts are redeeming. When facing the reality that the world will end in 21 days, some characters allow all of their worst desires to attain full flower. Others discover how little even their most seemingly significant desires really meant in the face of the end.

For believers, the question the film poses is: Are we able to live each day in the knowledge that we are already dead. And since we are dead, can we happily allow Christ to live through us, redeeming and transforming the people and world around us?

Spoiler alert!

We expected some Steve Carrell fun and instead watched him abandon all the world had to offer and find his first signs of real hope during the impending apocalypse at … an outdoor worship service. Could forgiveness, reconciliation, and true love (plus the end of the world, of course) be far behind?

How has dying changed your life? How are you different because of knowing that this world is not THE world but simply a place we care for in the short term?

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About Carlene Byron

Writer, editor, publicist, communications project manager ... I've written technology and infrastructure; I used to edit New England Church Life and The New England Christian and I've freelanced to publications ranging from Commonweal to Christianity Today. I'm now living in my hometown in Maine and am speaking about global perspectives on suicide prevention.
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