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“Features” Articles

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.

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.