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Bluey and the Importance of Rejection-Free Playtime

Ryan Guerra shares how the playtime showcased on the kid's show Bluey is an inspiration to him as a nerd who has experienced rejection.

The Power of Beauty and The Beauty of Creation in The Rings of Power

Is there power in beauty? Garrett Davidson presents an article inspired by Amazon Prime's The Rings of Power, to make the case for more creativity in the church.

Christ on the World Tree in Thor: Love and Thunder

What good are gods for? Paul Butterworth engages Thor: Love and Thunder's exploration of theodicy and what we value in the gods we worship.

Bridging the Divide in World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is defined by the Horde–Alliance conflict, but cross-faction play represents a joyous unification transcending differences.

The Book of Boba Fett, Church, and The Danger of Expectations

How do we manage our expectations? Eric Osterday writes how we do this and how they shape our churches and nerd culture—for better and worse.

Healing from Shame with Bonds in Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode 6

Steven Dobek writes how episode 6 of Obi-Wan Kenobi shows us how pursuing and fostering relationships are keys to recovering from our shame.

Facing the Past in Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode 5

Steve Cullum writes about how the past haunts everyone in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and how there are right and wrong ways to respond to it.

We Need to Talk About Hatred and Harassment in the Star Wars Fandom

Star Wars fans have a reputation for and history with toxicity. There's a path forward to promote good conduct and criticism in the fandom.

Enduring Loyalty in Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode 4

Our trust can be greatly tested, but episode 4 of Obi-Wan Kenobi shows us how holding out hope in newfound loyalty gives and preserves life.

Haunted by the Living and Dead in Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode 3

The past can cast shadows of insurmountable grief and guilt, but episode 3 of Obi-Wan Kenobi points to our need to heal from our sorrows.