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There Is Life After This

Despite what you’ve done, despite what’s been done to you, you can continue to live. You can be forgiven. You can find a new purpose.

Tales from Gen Con

Our outreach team and convention friends share some of their favorite stories from Gen Con 2019, "the best four days in gaming."

Elementary and Overcoming Fate

Elementary examines whether or not any of us are fated to a certain life, and how much better our chances are at overcoming that fate if we work together.

DayZ: It’s All Gonna Break

Drew Dixon dived head-first into DayZ and found himself wanting to come up for air.

Play Games, Nerd Out, and Learn to Love Nerds Better at LTN Con

One of my favorite parts of working for Love Thy Nerd is the opportunity it affords me to chat with people outside the church. Don’t get me wrong, I love church people. I am one, after all. But living in the Bible Belt and working in Christian ministry, I just wouldn’t normally bump elbows with […]

What is a Blerd? | Part 2

Good grades, that wasn’t hood. It wasn’t G. Classical music, violin playing...that’s for white folks. At that time pop culture didn’t help blerds, black television and film poked fun at the non-stereotypical black male—if they showed one at all. Nobody wanted to be Carlton Banks, you wanted to be like Will Smith.

What is a Blerd? | Part 1

Growing up black and nerdy was intimidating. As black people, historically, we’ve fought so hard to preserve, maintain and express our blackness, which has been suppressed for centuries. For a long time, being nerdy was mistakenly synonymous with acting white. I was constantly called white or told, “you’re not really black.”

Suffering and Growth: Wanda Maximoff and the MCU

The growth of Wanda Maximoff in the face of overwhelming suffering gives us hope in the midst of our own difficulties.

Beyond: Two Souls and the Illusion of Influence

As Beyond: Two Souls releases on PC, Jonathan is lamenting the lack of influence David Cage's game offers players over its world.

Refunct Wants to be Your Friend

Refunct disarms players with an unassuming game feature that prompts them to not only reflect on their lives, but also their self-worth.