With the debut of Disney+ and, along with it, an immense catalog of old Saturday morning cartoons, RELEVANT took the opportunity to revisit one surprisingly spiritual moment. Namely, an episode of X-Men: the Animated Series titled “Nightcrawler”, in which a blue, demonic-looking mutant named Nightcrawler has a series of thoughtful conversations with the famously cantankerous and spiritually skeptical Wolverine about the love of God, the persistence of faith and the old question of bad things happening to good people.

It was a more theologically informed conversation about theology than you’d expect from almost any piece of TV entertainment, let alone X-Men, and came with all the requisite snikts, pew-pews and bamfs required of any self-respecting superhero show. The theological highlights were collected on this YouTube video.

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