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Do Humans Dream of Empathic Robots? What a Blade Runner Can Teach Us about the Image of God

In the Philip K. Dick novel that inspired Blade Runner, empathy is what sets humans apart from androids.

The Only Reason You Drink Coffee Is Because 400 Years Ago a Pope Baptized Some Beans

Coffee culture is weird, you guys.

Seeing and Believing 127: Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories and CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery

Family dysfunction: the final frontier … the guys take a look at Noah Baumbach’s latest family dramedy The Meyerowitz Stories and Star Trek: Discovery

What White Christians Can Learn from Eminem’s Diss to the President

My white Christian brothers and sisters can learn how to fight injustice from Eminem’s performance.

Cultural Crucibles and Stories That Help Us See

Crucibles like the hurricanes, mass shootings, and white supremacist rallies rocking our soil tend to define the cultural identity of a people.

How Well Does Star Trek: Discovery Reflect Real Humanity?

Two of our staff writers discuss the new Star Trek series.

Persuasion 114: Pie Is the New Cupcake

Pie is the new Cupcake! A pie craze has descended upon us! Pie bars and diners are all the rage, ending the lengthy reign of the cupcake. Is this good news?

The Kingdom of God Is Like a Sticky Movie Theater Floor and a Neighborhood Concert

When people are wary of the church, these places show us what community can be: parties, music, good food, experiencing a good story, and the careful art of negotiating communal relationships.

Seeing and Believing 126: Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 and Reginald Hudlin’s Marshall

Wade and Kevin sit down to review the new sequel to Ridley Scott’s classic Blade Runner and awards-season hopeful, Marshall.

‘Sit with Me’: Currents of Grief in Wind River

When systems have failed and injustice abounds, will I turn away from those left in the wake of grief, unable to abide their pain if I cannot fix it, or will I offer them my presence, quiet and alongside?

The CaPC Digest 87: On Kendrick Lamar with R. S. Naifeh

Drew and Tyler host CaPC guest R.S. Naifeh, to discuss his article on Kendrick Lamar’s work, theology, and cultural perception.

Rethinking the Rainbow: Hope after Miscarriage

Not all women who walk through miscarriage will hold a rainbow baby.

The Last Days of Brand New

Science Fiction is an album about the end: of relationships, of life, of Brand New.

Shedding Summer Skin

The nostalgia, wistfulness, and ache that Death Cab conjures up in the hearts of listeners is like no other.

The Ladder That Pretty Much Only Jesus Can Move

Christianity was unusually unified at the time the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built, but things have been falling apart (literally and figuratively) ever since then.

Seeing and Believing 125: A Blade Runner Retro Review and Doug Liman’s American Made

The guys review the new film American Made, and then a retro review of Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic, Blade Runner, in anticipation of the upcoming sequel.