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“Features” Articles

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.

Accepting Our Path in Shadow of the Tomb Raider

When it's hard to see the good in our circumstances, Shadow of the Tomb Raider reminds us to find God's blessings in the way things are.

How to Enjoy Nerdy “Heresies” Without Being a Heretic

Some nerdy media always gets a bad rap in the church. CJ Burroughs has three steps for how to enjoy all things with openness and discernment.

The Time We Share in Ghost of Tsushima

It's easy to get caught up in all that's new and grand, but Ghost of Tsushima reminds players of the emotional anchor that family can provide.

Deconstruction and “True Myth” in Eternals

Eternals depicts how faith can be challenged and lost. However, there is more beyond mere deconstruction with the hope of reconstruction.

One Piece at 1000: Finding Freedom in a Straw Hat

Writer Steven Dobek reflects on One Piece's resounding theme that we can feel more alive and free when we commit to and serve other people.

20 Years of Determination in the Halo Saga

What makes Master Chief a beloved hero? Writer Matthew Birdzell believes it's his undying commitment to save humanity, no matter the cost.

Reflections on the Generational Impact of Blue’s Clues

Steve Burns' recent video to his grown-up audience left millions in tears. Our writers discuss why Blue's Clues was and remains important.

The Nuance of Trust in Raya and the Last Dragon

How much should we trust others with the ever-present potential of betrayal? Raya and the Last Dragon has a messy answer to a messy dilemma.

Challenging and Changing Cringe Culture

We label a lot of things that nerds do as "cringe," but there's a frequency and toxicity to this behavior that needs to change.