I gotta be real with you folks - I really didn’t want to like this show. And I’m still not totally sure that I do. But for some Mushoku Tensei was the #1 anime of 2021. And so I had to watch it to find out why. I’m not convinced that it’s the best anime of 2021 yet, but it does tell an interesting enough story and present some pretty fascinating themes that aren’t super typical for the Isekai genre. While I would’ve preferred ever more subverted expectations, the expectations
Nerd Pastor Nate is a featured writer for Rethink Church writing on gaming, anime, and other pop culture topics. In this post, he discusses the familial trauma in the film Encanto. Read the full article below or visit the main site here.
What better way to kick off the new season than with everyone’s favorite web-slinger Spider-man? Spider-Man: No Way Home hit theaters at the end of 2021 and is still holding strong in the cultural zeitgeist today. Except we apparently all just agreed that the spoiler warning thing didn’t exist, I guess? I’ve seen more expose articles from reputable news sources than I would have expected. But that’s not our goal for today - we want to touch on the why behind the what. Most im
Have you ever gone for a file download or installed a new program and gotten that message? I grew up in the dial-up era and this message sends my eyes rolling instantaneously. Call me a bonafide millennial, because I can't handle waiting anymore. I may be a pastor, but I'm still human (spoiler: all pastors are). I'm not good at waiting. And I'm even worse at unexpected roadblocks. Say, for example, contracting strep throat over the weekend. Maybe the same weekend where North
I want to start this one with a humongous THANK YOU for making our first ever 24-hour charity stream a huge success. It's important to say that it was a success in more ways than just one. While our major goal of fundraising $3,000 for the United Methodist Committee on Relief was certainly one of the most exciting goals that we met, it was certainly not the only one. This also marked an incredibly successful potential in the connexion between three United Methodist streaming
When it comes to the work of digital ministry, the most exciting part is that every new thing you try is unprecedented. We are now entering into our third calendar year of literally paving the way forward for digital and nerd ministry. I can't think of any better way to kick off the new year than with yet another innovative and exciting leap to the future of digital ministry. This weekend we are going to be hosting, along with Methodist Gaming and Crossfire: Faith + Gaming, o