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Paul Butterworth

Paul's nerd journey began when he watched The Empire Strikes Back in a hotel room as a child. By trade, he is a sustainability client manager and you can find him on Facebook and LinkedIn. He lives with his wife, daughters, and Goldendoodle in Goshen, Kentucky.

Christ on the World Tree in Thor: Love and Thunder

What good are gods for? Paul Butterworth engages Thor: Love and Thunder's exploration of theodicy and what we value in the gods we worship.

Encountering Negative Emotion in Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode 2

Fear can drive us to retreat from or reflect it at others. How do we confront fear? Paul Butterworth writes on episode 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Deconstruction and “True Myth” in Eternals

Eternals depicts how faith can be challenged and lost. However, there is more beyond mere deconstruction with the hope of reconstruction.

Moving Forward for Friends in Star Wars: Visions – Tatooine Rhapsody

Episode 2 teaches us that dwelling fondly on the past is pleasant, but it can prevent us from living life more fully with, and for, friends.

Trauma and the Worth of Human Bodies in Black Widow

Rather than glorifying trauma, Black Widow reminds us of its cost and the worth of the bodies subjected to it.