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Notes from the Ultimate Misfit, an Enneagram Four

We all, especially Enneagram Fours, must not sacrifice the sacredness of the mundane on the altar of self-actualization.

Seeing and Believing 220 | Todd Phillips’s Joker and Takashi Miike’s First Love

Wade and Kevin take a look at Todd Philips’ Joker to see what all the controversy is about. They also offer their review Takashi Miike’s First Love.

In Praise of Nog: How the Late Aron Eisenberg Embodied One of Star Trek’s Most Memorable Characters

As Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Aron Eisenberg reminded viewers that strength of character can be found in the unlikeliest of places.

Memeing the Classics: How SparkNotes on Twitter Enters into a Great Work

Memeing the classics can be a way to plant seeds of interest, sparks that make seemingly dull, intimidating, or difficult pieces of literature come alive with possibility.

Persuasion 173 | Processing Art’s Temporal Nature, with Kendall Vanderslice

Persuasion has a guest! Kendall Vanderslice joins us for a conversation about time constraints, consumption, and investing the hours needed to hone your craft as part of our series The Creative Process.

Not Like Me: The Irony of Heeding the Tragic Hero

Simply upholding these tragic hero figures as warnings ultimately cheapens our understanding of both human depravity, and, more consequently, the extent of grace.

Seeing and Believing 219 | Rupert Goold’s Judy and Tyler Nilson/Mike Schwartz’s The Peanut Butter Falcon

Wade & Kevin review Renée Zellweger’s Oscar bid this year with Judy Garland in Judy along with indie darling, The Peanut Butter Falcon.

CAPC Magazine Issue 4 of 2019: Misfits

What does it mean to be a misfit for Jesus? Let’s look at that together in this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

Persuasion 172 | Processing Creative Space, with Michelle Radford

How do you make space for creative work? Artist Michelle Radford joins Erin and Hannah for a conversation about making room for the creative life in this episode of The Creative Process series.

On First Reformed, Narcissism, and Being a Beautiful Soul

After all, to turn inward, to turn away from the world, is that not also a type of violence?

Call for Pitches: Reaping Time

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 10/3 for a feature article on the theme of Reaping Time.

Seeing and Believing 218 | James Gray’s Ad Astra and HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones

Wade and Kevin tackle two big spiritually themed projects: James Gray’s Ad Astra and HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones.

Singing a Better Song: CCM’s Incomplete Witness on Race

Race’s conspicuous exclusion from mainstream Christian music (CCM) communicated something implicit and insidious.

A Perfect Movie: The Enduring Legacy of The Princess Bride

When the grandfather reads the story to his grandson, he invites us all to sit at his knee and listen. He invites us to be children again. 

Persuasion 171 | The Creative Life

Persuasion is back! Erin and Hannah kick off a new series of episodes called The Creative Process.

A Frankenstein Approach to Self-Definition

We tinker and work slavishly as Dr. Frankenstein did, assembling our online creations with the parts we gather from various sources.