Let’s chat about the new movie, “Noah” for a second.

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding this film.  For months leading up to its release, I’d read articles (from Ken Ham and other sources) discrediting the movie and its fictional storyline, so I knew that it probably wasn’t something I’d go see in theaters.   But I think a lot of people didn’t know this going in….some Christian and some not.

So here’s what you should know about the movie and it’s discrepancy with the Bible:


As you can see, there are some pretty big problems with this film, ESPECIALLY when it’s presented as fact and ESPECIALLY when it’s presented as fact to a populace that might not know otherwise.

As I see more and more people disappointed with the film, I can’t help but be reminded of something that goes far beyond the cinema:


If you want to encourage growth somewhere, focus your spending there.

If you want to support a cause, give to that cause and not another.

If you can’t stand the vanity-focus that celebrity magazines perpetuate, don’t buy those magazines.

If a movie, a book, a TV show, isn’t in line with your beliefs, don’t support it by buying/reading/watching.


And this goes far beyond spending dollars.  Think “clicks.”

When that (catchy) Miley Cyrus wrecking ball song came out, a friend told me, “You gotta see it.  It’s just awful!”  So, naturally, I went and googled the song, watched the music video, and agreed – it was horrible.  But you see – TWO things happened when I did this:

  • 1)  Miley made money off of my “click.” 
  • and 2)  My “click” contributed to the success of that song and its genre.  Which means that industry professionals think that’s what I want to hear!

I don’t like that.

And I’m consciously, intentionally trying to change these types of actions.



Let’s spend our money on worthwhile things!!  Now you can take this as far as YOU want to take it (*but you can’t judge others for acting or not acting in accordance with you).

If you want to see organics grow, buy organic food.

If you want small businesses to prosper, start a Walmart fast.

If you cringe when your 4 year old starts singing those latest pop song lyrics, change the radio station.

Figure out what you stand for and stand for it.

Bottom line: 

INTENTIONALLY place your money, your interests, your time in the things/messages/values that you want to see prosper.

You’ll feel better.

Others will take notice.

We have far more power than we know.


QUESTION:  Where’s one area that you could change your spending/”clicking” habits?


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  1. This is an amazing and thought provoking post. With the social media and internet information available, so many people just click away as a form of entertainment but without any thought behind what they are viewing and what each of those clicks is telling about themselves. I have done this exact thing with certain companies when I’ve heard about their practices or where they put their support. I’ve gotten pushback from close family/friends when I don’t want to see a movie or read a book because of it’s content. “It’s just a movie” “It’s not truth” “It’s real life”. It may be all of those things, but it doesn’t have to be my life and it doesn’t have to enter my mind. Thanks for this reminder.

  2. What a fantastic post! I LOVE this.

    I try hard to vote with my dollar and be intentional about where we spend our time & money–esp in regards to music, movies, and magazines. I never buy those magazines-shape, fit whatever, etc. because they have the same stories over & over, plus many other reasons. Same with movies–I try to only see ones that I’ve heard good things about. We also intentionally eat mostly at home & not at restaurants.

    Such a great post!

  3. LOVE this post! I heard that the movie was way off, now I’m not sure I even want to see it! One thing I have to be more intentional about is spending time with our kids in the Bible and devotions with them. I need to make time for that, it doesn’t magically appear, and it won’t happen unless I make it happen! And it’s so important :)

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  5. Oh man, I totally agree with this post. I am a big proponent of a few things: not having junk in our house save for special occasions (ex we don’t have soda except for holiday parties and birthday parties – it is not something that anyone should have all the time esp. kids) and I think the arts/social activities are super important so I take my son to different types of classes, we’ve taken music, art, and swim classes, mostly at local small businesses in our community.

  6. I was SO excited when I heard this movie was coming out – a big picture film about Noah? AWESOME! But then I heard that 1) it was completely inaccurate and 2) it’s just a bad movie all around. womp womp. Also – totally agree about using your money intentionally. That’s definitely something I need to focus on more!

  7. I totally agree with you Lindsay! The movie director of “Noah” is a self-professed atheist, who called the movie “the least biblical biblical film ever made.” If a person really wants to help support a Christian movie, they should go see “God’s Not Dead”, not “Noah”.

  8. I couldn’t agree more!! I always buy organic, am very intentional about the food I choose to eat, never buy or read those “trashy” magazines, and only support brands that I believe in. I think this can be hard to live out in any area, but it’s a very important point and every little step helps!

  9. love love love this!! Especially the part about the “clicks” because the more people go click just to see what the fuss is about, the more popular and out of control things get and not because people liked it, but because it was so ridiculous we felt the need to see just what all the fuss was about. Great great post!!

  10. Oh girl, you have hit the nail on the head! I actually started to tear up reading this. I agree with you 150%, I have tried my best to ‘click’ consciously as much as I can. It’s not always easy, this definitely encourages me to do more and be more aware in all aspects.

    After watching the previews of the movie on TV, both my husband and I thought it would be great movie to see. Then I watched an interview with Darren Aronofsky (the director) and was slightly turned off. Now that I’m reading some other reviews, I don’t think we’ll be seeing it.

  11. There is so much truth in this. I think we all to a certain degree don’t understand the power we have. We feel like what we do doesn’t matter in that grand scheme of things because how can the actions of little ‘ol me change anything? What we fail to understand is that change has to start somewhere, and maybe, just maybe, that change can start with us!

  12. I think about this often… we vote with our money, our time, our habits. You’re right- they hold more power than we realize! I haven’t seen the Noah film, and had no idea the story was tweaked so much!