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Joey Thurmond

Joey Thurmond has two degrees in communication and English, and teaches on both for a living. He's actually a dragon in disguise who loves quiet, rainy days with a cup of hot tea. Videogames of the first-person shooter and survival-horror variant are his favorite, and he's a living repository of Star Wars and Bionicle lore. He also has bylines at Game Informer, Push Square, and Tech Raptor, but currently maintains his own content at saveasdoc.com.

The Good, the Bad, and the Holy

The writers of LTN share some of the most powerful examples of faith in popular media—both prescriptive and problematic.

Aching for Justice in HBO’s Watchmen

HBO's Watchmen shows the consequences of tolerated injustice to help viewers understand the pain of the oppressed and need for a biblical view of justice.

Searching for Justice in Watchmen

Humanity's desire for retribution can be genuine and good, but Alan Moore's Watchmen shows us how our solutions for injustice are unjust and fall short.

Beastars and the Pain of Forbidden Love

Beastars shows the difficulty of love between incompatible people. Whether it's requited or not, sometimes denying that love is how to love someone best.

Holding out Hope in Parks and Recreation

People's shortcomings make us jaded, but we're all works in progress. Patience in light of that helps us find and stoke the potential for good in us all.

Why is Blasphemous Media Important?

Christians should be careful in their motives and guard their hearts with blasphemous media, but it can strengthen their faith, witness, and love of others.

Social Distancing and Death Stranding

For many introverts, quarantine life amid the coronavirus can feel normal. But Death Stranding reminds us to value both alone time and in-person fellowship.

Rationalizing Evil in Doom

Despite Doom's satire, its portrayal of demonic influence is hardly unbelievable with characters showing evil cannot be used for good nor excused.

The Witcher and the Nature of Legends

Legends are embellished, twisted, and even dishonest about the people they venerate. Netflix's The Witcher shows how, even still, we need them all the same.

The Divine Ritual of Rest in Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding is a clarion call for the need of making self-care an intentional practice in a world of ever-increasing workaholism.