The Kingdom of God in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Every week at church, I watch people line up to take communion. The act involves eating a bit of bread and drinking a bit of wine (or juice for the teetotalers and the underage). But this is not simply a tiny appetizer, served in anticipation of some a larger meal to be eaten later. The […]

Spider-Man: Heroism vs. Essentialism

The narrative tradition of any culture throughout history tends to produce stories that echo that culture’s values, fears, and aspirations. From the fertile soil of mythical conflict springs forth the archetypal hero. Arguably, there is no narrative tradition more distinctly American than the superhero comic. And the caped protagonists of those pages are the embodiment […]

The Scarlet Letter, Harvey Weinstein, and the #MeToo Movement

I recognize that this post comes out of nowhere for my regular readers. Let me assure you that my continued search for meaning in video games has not come to an end. But Medium Quality in its many forms has never been about just one thing. Rather, I have always thought of it as an […]