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Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Writer Ryan Eighmey begins our Star Wars Skywalker Saga article series by discussing how The Phantom Menace uses young role models to exemplify bravery.

Remembering the Self-Giving Love of Qui-Gon Jinn

As we prepare for the release of The Rise of Skywalker, Andrea Racoti reflects on how Qui-Gon Jinn stands out from the rest of the Jedi of his generation.

The Power of Neighborliness: Why Joker Needs Fred Rogers

A comparison of Todd Phillip's take on Joker and Mr. Rogers, reveals the danger of loneliness and the power neighborliness to change our narrative.

What Can We Learn From and Love About the Joker?

The Joker is a sadistic villain, but what makes him so popular? Clark Weidner takes a philosophical look at the good and bad behind the DC villain's appeal.

Charity and Courage: Remembering David Hedison

John Tuttle commemorates the conviction and kindness of David Hedison.

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.

The Living Force of God: Meditation as Prayer in Star Wars

In Star Wars, Qui-Gon Jinn's relationship to the Force can tell us how a selfless, meditative approach to prayer can deepen one's closeness to God.

Twisted Exodus: A Reflection on Brightburn

LTN writer Drew Hood reflects on the dark story of Brightburn and how it reads like an Exodus story in reverse from the perspective of the Egyptians.

Rediscovering Myself in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Jon was surprised by how strongly Detective Pikachu resonated with his own journey rediscovering his child-like self.

Kaiju vs. Me: How Giant Japanese Monsters Stole My Heart

Randy Romig shares his journey from being a casual fan of Godzilla movies to falling down the never-ending rabbit hole of giant fighting monster fandom.