The parable of the prodigal son teaches that no one's ever really gone. The Rise of Skywalker touts the same radical forgiveness with Ben Solo's redemption.
In the midst of a global pandemic, Onward provides us an interesting parable on learning to cope with what we can't control.
Andrea Racoti explores Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones as a parable on self-control.
In the face of the deep divide between fans and critics (*ahem* Star Wars), Kevin Schut argues that criticism can actually change our lives for the better.
The writers of Love Thy Nerd's Skywalker saga reflections give their impressions on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in the wake of its ranging reception.
Writer Chris Fogle explains what Dickens' beloved story can teach us on worrying about the past, being present in the present and worrying about the future.
Writer Lisa Eldred shows how Kylo and Luke exemplify two extremes of people addressing life trials, but Yoda shows another way in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Writer Scott Kingsolver argues how Star Wars: The Force Awakens exemplifies the value in embracing a beloved and messy past with a forward-thinking future.
Writer Steve Cullum explains how Star Wars: Return of the Jedi paints a model of undying hope through Luke, who shows that redemption is always possible.
Why should we want redemption for someone like Kylo Ren? Because he is a reflection of ourselves. LTN writer Brittany Lofland explains how the fallen Jedi mirrors our own failings.