Avengers: Endgame and the Devastation of Thor – Christian Article

*The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.* It should be no secret by now that Avengers: Endgame, the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is not only a rousing success, but a bittersweet conclusion to what has become known as the Infinity Saga. Poised (as of the writing of this article) to overtake Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time, Endgame owes much of its success to the fact that it digs deep into serious contemplation of the…

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Ordinary Heroism in Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three – Christian Article

Every other Tuesday in Storied, K. B. Hoyle explores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. “Taran wanted to make a sword; but Coll, charged with the practical side of his education, decided on horseshoes.” Thus begins Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three, the story of Taran, assistant pig-keeper to an oracular pig and ward of an ancient enchanter named Dallben. The setting of the story is Prydain, a land pulled from Alexander’s love for…

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