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Seeing and Believing 228 | Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Trey Edward Shults’s Waves

In this week’s body of reviews, Wade and Kevin look at Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, and Trey Edward Shult’s dramatic production of Waves.

Everyone Prays in the End: Reflecting on Sam Smith’s Theology of Prayer

Sam Smith’s song, while mesmerizing musically, is rather empty spiritually. If we need a glimmer of hope but want it on our own terms—apart from being a disciple of Jesus—that hope will be rather flimsy. 

The Advent of Holiday RomComs

Holiday RomComs may not be literary classics or tackling the harsh realities of the world, but they are telling stories and offering rest.

Exhibit A Pulls the Rug Out from Under Our Notion of Truth 

In our enthusiasm to defend truth, we have denied a doctrine at the heart of our faith: that we are finite, sin-corrupted creatures with senses and intellect that are both inherently limited by our creatureliness and marred by the introduction of sin into the world.

Seeing and Believing 227 | Rian Johnson’s Knives Out and Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee’s Frozen 2

Wade and Kevin review Rian Johnson’s dysfunctional family ensemble “Knives Out” followed by a cool take on Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee’s Frozen II.

The Highwomen Project Merely Cracks a Mold in Need of Breaking—in the World and in the Church

The church should be a “crowded table” with a place by the fire for every woman—white, black, and brown alike—where she isn’t crammed into a narrow definition of womanhood and femininity.

Droids, Docents, and Advent: Cultural Storytelling as Remembrance

Through stories and storytelling, we ask and examine the most basic questions about our humanity—about our loves, history, religion, philosophies, and more.

Seeing and Believing 226 | Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari

Wade and Kevin have tackle two films based on real life subjects: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Ford vs. Ferrari in this week’s episode.

Persuasion 178 | Processing Creative Tensions

Erin and Hannah wrap up The Creative Process series with a discussion about the tensions that must be acknowledged as part of the creative life.

The Tie That Binds: The Responsibility of Community in Pyre

Pyre utilizes the narrative power of interactive fiction to remind you of a simple truth: that you are not your own.

Seeing and Believing 225 | Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep and Paul Harrill’s Light From Light

Wade and Kevin continue exploring the supernatural with the novel/movie sequel Doctor Sleep along with indie darling, Light From Light.

I’m a VSCO Girl, in a VSCO World: It’s Fantastic with Eco-Friendly Plastic

Combining both consumerism with an early adoption of digital technology, the VSCO girl shows us who we really are; we can just see it better in the teen trend.

Persuasion 177 | Processing Reach & Impact, with Erik Lokkesmoe

Erin and Hannah continue their series, The Creative Process, by inviting Erik Lokkesmoe to a conversation about marketing reach and impact in creative work.

The Definable and Indefinable Nature of Art

All these struggles to define what art is really boil down to fear—a fear that elitism will strangle joy out of what it is we all enjoy consuming.

Seeing and Believing 224 | Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit and Robert Eggers’s The Lighthouse

Seeing & Believing wades into Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, set in Nazi Germany, and The Lighthouse, from the director of the The Witch.

The Reluctant Witness by Don Everts, Free for CAPC Members

Everts encourages Believers to go back to meditating on God’s Word which subsequently fills us up for authentic, instead of forced, conversations with non-Christians.