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Seeing and Believing 173 | Damien Chazelle’s First Man and David Lowery’s The Old Man and the Gun

Wade and Kevin discuss First Man, by director Damien Chazelle and then The Old Man and the Gun, which may be Robert Redford’s last role as an actor.

Brett Kavanaugh, Willful Ignorance, and the Pop Culture of the 1980s

Movies like 9 to 5 belie Justice Kavanaugh’s notion that men of the ’80s had no choice but to conform to the patterns of the era’s most boorish comedies.

The Ten Commandments by Kevin DeYoung, Free for CAPC Members

If we want to truly love God and love others, the Ten Commandments are good first words for guiding us into a life that does just that.

Persuasion 149 | Funny Talk, with Ben Fort

Erin and Hannah invite Ben Fort to the conversation to discuss the important and needful role of humor in our conversations.

The Good Place Recap: The Snowplow (Season 3, Episode 4)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “The Snowplow”.

Seeing and Believing 172: Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born, Plus Our Film Festival Preview!

Wade and Kevin review Bradley Cooper’s Lady Gaga-starring remake of A Star Is Born followed by Kevin’s preview of the Chicago International Film Festival.

The Vocation of Parenthood

I did not choose to become a parent so much as I was made a parent by forces larger and greater than I could ever fathom or control.

Finding Redeeming Relationships in the Cringeworthy Plot of God Friended Me

God Friended Me may cause involuntary facepalms, but if you can watch through your fingers, you’ll see relationships that reflect the true, the beautiful, and yes, even the divine.

Persuasion 148 | Small Talk

What is it about small talk that makes us so uncomfortable? Is small talk even necessary? Erin and Hannah continue their “Talking about Talk” series in this week’s episode.

The Good Place Recap: The Brainy Bunch (Season 3, Episode 3)

My immediate thought after watching “The Brainy Bunch” is that The Good Place is starting to feel a little too normal.

When Cops Make Mistakes: Thinking through Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give reminds us to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.

Seeing and Believing 171: A Review of The Tree of Life Extended Edition and Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark

Wade and Keving talk about the new Criterion cut of Terrence Malick’s masterpiece The Tree of Life They then review Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark.

The Four: Brands That Want to Own Our Hearts

We’ve entrusted Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Amazon to fill the holes in our hearts—holes they could never possibly fill.

In the Dark: Some Thoughts on the Best Podcast out There

Though plenty of other podcasts display all the hallmarks of slick production, In the Dark is unique in eschewing the entire, folksy podcast ethos.

Persuasion 147 | Table Talk

Erin and Hannah continue their “Talking about Talk” series by sorting out the role our families play in shaping our conversational style.

The Good Place Recap: Everything Is Bonzer! (Season 3, Episodes 1 & 2)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the season three premiere of The Good Place, “Everything Is Bonzer!”