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“Hope” Articles

There is Hope Over the Garden Wall

Over the Garden Wall illustrates how hope is an integral part of the human experience.

Forgiveness & Repentance in Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII illustrates the redemptive impact one act of repentance can have upon a broken world.

The Monsters In Our Minds: A Reflection On Dauntless

Andrew Crawford reflects on how battling monsters in Dauntless mirrors the battle many of us face daily with our own minds.

Finding the Gospel in Nerd Culture

Despite what you might have heard in church, echoes of the gospel can found in video games, Dungeons & Dragons, anime, comics, and board games.

Contemplating Brokenness in McGillicuddy and Murder’s Pawn Shop

Listening to the new audio drama, McGillicuddy and the Murderer's Pawn Shop challenges us to refuse to accept our brokenness as the status quo.

The Umbrella Academy: Failing at Family

So often we ignore, isolate, and make our family feel irredeemable. But family, blood or found, should always be the people that the wounded can come home to.

LTN Advent Calendar 2018

As we enter the season of Christmas, the Love Thy Nerd writers want to share moments from nerd culture that resonate with them and reflect the weeks of the Advent calendar. Week One – Hope – Prophet’s Candle Kingdom Death: Monster – Madeline Turnipseed The Children of Israel were scattered, conquered, enslaved, and subject to […]

LTN Advent Calendar 2018: Hope and Kingdom Death: Monster

Kingdom Death Monster has Madeline thinking about the light that shines in the darkness.

Holding Out Hope for Plagiarist Filip Miucin

Filip Miucin's plagiarism has caused a lot of hurt, but should we desire for an end to his career in games journalism?

Can Breath of the Wild Help Us Endure Life’s Hurts?

The difficult yet wondrous world of Hyrule challenges players to hope for a better world and maybe even find creative solutions to problems in the present.