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Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

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.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

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.

Saving What We Love: An Argument For Kylo Ren’s Redemption

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.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Writer Matt Civico analyzes how Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back reflects the feelings of uncertainty and failure when we're in the middle of things.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Writer Marc Davis explains how Star Wars: A New Hope still shines today by owning up to its name with imaginative optimism during a cynical period of film.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Joey Thurmond writes how Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith illustrates the danger of moralizing without love and why the best of us can fall so far without it.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Writer Jonathan Reedy discusses how Star Wars: Attack of the Clones teaches us to be open to and patient with the inevitability of change in relationships.

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.