A Tale of Two Tomb Raiders: Sex and Objectification in the Action Franchise

Like in this year’s Tomb Raider, we deserve portrayals of female heroes who stand on equal ground with the best male action heroes—not tethered to objectifications of our sexual prowess.

Call for Pitches: Identity

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 4/13 for a feature article on the theme of identity.

Kill Bill, #MeToo, and the Violence of Justice

It’s a far cry from the “redeeming blood” spoken about in scriptures, but the crimson founts in ‘Kill Bill’ are redemptive in the way they represent purifying the world of misogyny, which is still one of our undeniable dominant cultural attitudes.

Annihilation Reveals the Dark Side of Vulnerability

Annihilation teaches us, among other things, that sometimes our confession is more cathartic than redemptive.

One a Penny, Two a Penny, Hot Pagan Buns?

The spicy sweetness of hot cross buns holds the juxtaposition of this odd day—while we mourn the darkness, we know the light is on its way.

Rearing Boys to Be Peacemakers in a World Bent on War

When we talk about toxic masculinity, this is what we mean: the mindset calling men to the worldly honor of physical dominance, at the expense of humility and grace.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and We Don’t Care)

We don’t just need this world to be improved; we need to see it broken and remade.

CAPC Magazine, Issue 2 of 2018: Overcoming

Why do we love stories of overcoming? Find out in this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

No, Easter Isn’t Pagan, Either: A Very D-List Saints Holiday Sequel (The Gritty Reboot)

So, if Easter did coincide with an Anglo-Saxon feast to a goddess no one’s ever heard of—well, I mean, coincidences happen.

America’s Evangelical Leaders Could Learn a Lot From Rachael Denhollander

Our congregations would benefit from future pastors who’ve been influenced by women like Rachael Denhollander.

Why Do Christians Respond So Poorly to Tragedies Like the Parkland School Shooting?

Instead of dealing with tragedies like Parkland, Christians quickly spiritualize the issue in an effort to abstract the material reality away.

Call for Pitches: Cultural Cuisine

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 3/22 for a feature article on the theme of cultural cuisine.

Subtweeting Our Righteousness before Men

We pull quotes out of context to justify or support any argument, often with little care to how the larger narrative (of Scripture or of Dr. King’s life and work) would help us interpret the one little snippet we want to use.

Louis’s Sins and Mine

Art doesn’t reduce our questions and conflictedness; it multiplies them.

Black Panther or King T’Challa: The Search for Identity in Marvel’s Groundbreaking New Film

Black Panther offers a powerful lesson for us today: our fully realized identities are not found in responsibilities that can be relinquished, but in the sacrifices made when most seemingly unnecessary.

Grief Without Escape Clauses: How a Cartoon Is Helping Us Mourn the Parkland Shooting

If the heavenly reading of Guerra’s illustration is meant to supplant the intense pain it addresses, then it’s being misread.