Does God Speak Through Anime? Or, What Madoka Taught Me About God & the Trees

On 22 April 2011, Kaname Madoka used the most powerful of wishes to save all magical girls. About eight years later, I watched her do it, and it taught me something about the savior of the real world and his plan for humanity.  I am of course talking about Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which celebrates… Read More Does God Speak Through Anime? Or, What Madoka Taught Me About God & the Trees

Violet Evergarden, Purpose in Pain, and a New Geek Devotional

Today on Beneath the Tangles, I’m happy to present a sample devotional from Thy Geekdom Come (Vol. 2), the latest release from Mythos and Ink. Written by Shaneen Thompson, who along with myself and many other writers contributed to this latest collection, it explores one of our favorite series, Violet Evergarden, and its connection to… Read More Violet Evergarden, Purpose in Pain, and a New Geek Devotional

Developing Christian Community: Come Join Our Small Group for Anime Fans

One of my favorite scenes in anime is, unsurprisingly, from my favorite series, Oregairu. In it, the stubborn loner, Hachiman Hikigaya, finally admits through tears in his eyes that what he really desires is something genuine out of his service club relationships. It’s not enough to just have superficial relationship with his beloved friends, nor… Read More Developing Christian Community: Come Join Our Small Group for Anime Fans