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The Power of Beauty and The Beauty of Creation in The Rings of Power

Is there power in beauty? Garrett Davidson presents an article inspired by Amazon Prime's The Rings of Power, to make the case for more creativity in the church.

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.

Bridging the Divide in World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is defined by the Horde–Alliance conflict, but cross-faction play represents a joyous unification transcending differences.

The Book of Boba Fett, Church, and The Danger of Expectations

How do we manage our expectations? Eric Osterday writes how we do this and how they shape our churches and nerd culture—for better and worse.

We Need to Talk About Hatred and Harassment in the Star Wars Fandom

Star Wars fans have a reputation for and history with toxicity. There's a path forward to promote good conduct and criticism in the fandom.

Accepting Our Path in Shadow of the Tomb Raider

When it's hard to see the good in our circumstances, Shadow of the Tomb Raider reminds us to find God's blessings in the way things are.

How to Enjoy Nerdy “Heresies” Without Being a Heretic

Some nerdy media always gets a bad rap in the church. CJ Burroughs has three steps for how to enjoy all things with openness and discernment.

Nerd Culture Moms on the D&D Alignment Spectrum

It's that time of year when we are thinking about moms, so CJ picks his favorite moms in nerdy pop culture for reach alignment on the Dungeons & Dragon's spectrum.

Overcoming Cynicism in Elden Ring

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde    As I watched the download bar sloth its way across the flicker of my screen, I thought this purchase would be a waste of my hard earned dollars. A victim to the hype and marketing, […]

What is Steam?

Steam is not only a place to buy games, but also a platform for communities, VR support, etc. Rachel Knight has written a guide for newcomers.