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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.

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.