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Maybe You Aren’t Always the Hero: A Defense of Unsettling Games

Could it be helpful to play occasionally play games where we are not the hero?

Sam Wilson Thinks Like Jesus

The following article contains spoilers. You have been warned. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series has been an exhilarating ride. Action, intrigue, and numerous moral dilemmas play out on the screen. There’s even a Christ figure  that can point us toward hope in the midst of our current racial, political, and moral divide if […]

Nerdiness Does Not Diminish Manliness

Eric shares his story of realizing that he doesn't have to fit into other people's narrow, "Christian" definition of manhood by leaving his nerdy side behind.

Help for Harried Parents of Gamers in Taming Gaming

Taming Gaming helps frustrated parents navigate video games as well as harness the power of play for their good of their children.

Reclamation & Redemption in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ep 6

Writer Alicia Bagley reflects on Sam's journey in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and how she journeyed alongside him through the series.

Flesh and Light in Shadow and Bone

Subtle changes in the way the Netflix series Shadow and Bone told its story makes this series an excellent adaptation.

Challenging and Changing Cringe Culture

We label a lot of things that nerds do as "cringe," but there's a frequency and toxicity to this behavior that needs to change.

Dungeons, Dragons, and a Theology of Fun

We play D&D for the same reason we play any game: we play it because it’s fun. And if there is one thing the church of this age desperately needs, it is a robust theology of fun.

Truthful Heroes in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 5

In Episode 5 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, heroes wrestle with the truth of the USA's history with race, bringing pain into the light.

Crisis, Domestic Violence, and Mental Health Resources

We all need support sometimes. Love Thy Nerd has collected these resources to help you find the help you need. You are not alone, and you are worthy of love and safety.