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Waiting for the Light to Come On: Scott Hutchison and Frightened Rabbit

Scott Hutchison didn’t believe in anything beyond this life, but when I talk about light that emanates from his songs, I call it spiritual. He saw a daunting, cold world and set about doing what he could to breathe warmth into it, to strive against his pride to love unselfishly, to rage against the idea that we must accept the earth in its broken state.

The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield, Free for CAPC Members

Butterfield isn’t proposing hospitality without personal boundaries, but hospitality that is open to having those boundaries widened for the sake of the gospel.

Radical Love, Reconciliation, and the Royal Wedding

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are a testimony to the power of love to redeem all things, even the most difficult and painful of histories.

Persuasion 136: You Hear Yanny. I Hear Laurel. Let’s Fight.

A recording of a word demanded us to choose sides. What we heard became the only real and rational response, making us frustrated by those who heard the other. Erin and Hannah summarize the Yanny/Laurel debate and the reactions it produced, and how it mirrors the debates we have about issues of much greater import.

Whole30 and the Counter-Cultural Nature of Self-Discipline

Though the extremism of Whole30 isn’t necessarily a model for Christian self-discipline, but it does amplify the tension between the undisciplined culture and the narrow path of self-control.

Seeing and Believing 152: A James Stewart Retrospective and a Patreon Launch!

It’s James Stewart’s 110th birthday this year, which gives Wade and Kevin the excuse to look back over his career and recount their top 5 Stewart moments. Listen, enjoy, and don’t forget to share your own favorite performances from Stewart with us.

Finding the Church in the Horror Masterpiece A Quiet Place

Instead of viewing each other as only possessing weaknesses to be overcome, in A Quiet Place the Abbott family reminds us that our weaknesses can make each other stronger, and the strength of community is only possible because of its vulnerability.

Planet Earth II, Imago Dei, and a Redeemed Creation

Human life is so much more meaningful than a mad scramble for existence—the sum total of our days so much more than to live and breed, to fight for existence and then die.

Persuasion 135: College Students Beware! Real Life Ahead

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson share their wisdom of adult life. Each shares a bit of the shock that descended when they saw real life ahead! Listen to what happened when post-college life kicked in and how they transitioned to (somewhat) responsible adult.

Dining Our Way to Neighborly Love

When we eat with attention to the role of food in creation, by taking the physical world around us into our own bodies, we come to know more fully the God who created us and who created the world that feeds us.

Seeing and Believing 151: Summer Movie Preview & Agnes Varda and JR’s Faces Places

The weather is warm and the skies are clear, so Wade and Kevin break out the sunscreen and beach umbrellas for their summer-movie preview. Then they round things off with a short review of last year’s contender for a documentary Oscar, Faces Places.

I Feel Pretty, The Greatest Showman, and the God Who Sees

The incomplete message of I Feel Pretty and The Greatest Showman is that I can change my world by merely changing my self-perception.

The CaPC Digest 90 – Ready Player One, Virtual Reality, and the Value In Escapism with Derek Hiebert

Each week Drew Dixon and Tyler Burns interview a CaPC writer about a recent article they have authored in order to go deeper into the subject matter. This week Derek Hiebert joins the duo to talk about his article, Ready Player One and the Escape From Reality and the value in escapism.

Glimpsing Eternity through a Tweet

What if the mundane areas of your life are actually not quite so mundane?

Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer and the Making of a New Tradition

With DAMN. and its accompanying Pulitzer, Kendrick Lamar has crossed a milestone, has set a precedent—has established a fresh tradition; hip-hop has entered a new phase.

Your Favorite Marvel Superhero Has an Off-Screen Life

Comic books have the ability to be informative portholes for everything ranging from pop culture, science, and history, to governmental, economic, and social structures.