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“Redemption” Articles

Mortal Kombat 1 & Redemption in a World of Death

Mike Mordenga shows how the story of creation and redemption is interwoven into the lore of Mortal Kombat 1.

The Benevolent Hands that Guide Malevolent Hands: Gospel Reflections on GOTG 3 – Part 3

Jake Thomas wraps up a set of 3 reflections from Guardians of the Galaxy 3, here focusing on God's greater purpose when things seem hopeless.

Responding to Hopelessness in Star Wars: Visions – Akakiri

Love is a beautiful thing, but Episode 9 of Star Wars: Visions show us that doing absolutely anything for it can lead to dire consequences.

Black Widow: Redeeming the Past

Love Thy Nerd is dedicated to thoughtful engagement with Phase 4 MCU content. You can find our reflections on the MCU series at these links: WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki. Please note that all articles contain spoilers for their respective content. Spoilers for Marvel’s Black Widow appear in this article. Black […]

The Dangers and Blessings of Free Will in Loki Ep 1

LTN writer Andrea Racoti reflects on the first episode of Loki, discussing Loki's coming to terms with his need for redemption.

Cultivating a Legacy in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 1

Writer Matt Williams gives his thoughts on how Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes wrestle with their legacies in episode 1 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

A Look Back on Doomsday Clock: When Light Broke into the World of Watchmen

Not only is Doomsday Clock is a worthy continuation to the Watchmen narrative but also a redemptive story not unlike that of the Bible.

Ben Solo: The Prodigal Son of Star Wars

The parable of the prodigal son teaches that no one's ever really gone. The Rise of Skywalker touts the same radical forgiveness with Ben Solo's redemption.

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.

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.