Until a few weeks ago, all I knew about Star Trek was…well, practically nothing. My sister introduced me to “the final frontier” with the 2009 movie. Shortly after that, we went to see the sequel. I have to say, I was impressed. And while this isn’t a movie review, I do recommend it as a fantastic movie.

If there is one thing I love in a character, it’s internal conflict. I feel like it makes the character, whether protagonist, antagonist, or otherwise, more real to the reader. People can relate to characters who struggle with moral issues or making difficult decisions. Seeing so many of the characters in Into Darkness struggle with themselves made the movie so much better. I know that sounds a little inconsiderate of me, but I factor in that most of the characters who struggled came up with an answer and came out the better for it. After all, Romans 5 tells us that “we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope.” We have to struggle with ourselves if we ever expect to grow either as Christians or as people.