A Kanye Gospel Album We Didn’t Need, but Welcome

To make an influence on the culture-at-large, Christians don’t need a big-name artist like Kanye West to co-opt the Christian message of grace, mercy, forgiveness, and justice.

Persuasion 175 | Processing Authenticity, with Sara Groves

Persuasion has a guest! Sara Groves joins us for a conversation about the role and importance of authenticity as part of our series The Creative Process.

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

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

Eiffel 65: Prophets of Solipsism

If Eiffel 65 teach us anything in “Blue,” it is this: do not drink the draught of technology all the way down.

Holy, Righteous, Ratchet Squad: An Interview with Kings Kaleidoscope

Kings Kaleidoscope lead singer Chad Gardner sits down to discuss the band’s new album, Zeal, and the journey to reclaim childlike faith.

On Not Fearing Old Age, with Rob Thomas

“One Less Day (Dying Young)” is a simple, but thoughtful rebuke against the fear of old age and the desire to cling to youth.

Nipsey Hussle: The Selfless Servant

Nipsey Hussle brought life and authenticity to his lyrics and activism in ways that should challenge us to match our works with our faith.

Joining Augustine’s War Against Narcissism

We like to limit narcissism to people who think they are pretty or handsome but, in truth, it is much deeper than that.

CAPC Jr.: Pop Culture Commentary from the Next Generation

In CAPC Jr., significant children in the lives of our writers pass on their own unique insights into some of their favorite cultural artifacts.

Raul: A Hip Hop EP about MAGA Hats and Deportation

Raul is about family, compassion, and patience. It’s about looking across the broken landscape of our world and considering how we may use the cross of Christ to bridge the prejudicial gaps of humanity.

Melodies of Sin and Salvation: Why Modern Worship Music Needs a More Holistic View of Salvation

Our worship should teach us to long for more than our individual salvation, but to long for the redemption of the whole world.

The Carters and the Importance of Disrupting Old Narratives

Following the Carters’ lead, the Church must include Christians of color in our origin stories and current cultural framework.

Reckoning with R. Kelly

Can we continue to find beauty and truth in art created by human beings who’ve done terrible things, and if so, how?

On the Second Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Two Movie Soundtracks

Both A Star Is Born and Black Panther: The Album accomplished feats of carrying the emotions of their respective films beyond the movie screen.

Erase Me, but Your Words Won’t Be Erased: Underoath, Emery, and the God Who Won’t Leave Us Alone

Underoath and Emery both reveal what doubt, addiction, and perhaps even abandonment could feel like.

Low’s Double Negative and the Beauty of Damage

Courageous artists remind us that earthly beauty is always damaged.