Understanding & Lamenting Racial Injustice: CAPC Staff Recommendations

Pop culture is a powerful force for change, and these picks from Christ and Pop Culture staff members are a great place to start.

Cardi B: A Voice of the People

There is something admirable about Cardi B and her efforts to serve her neighbors.

Don’t Get Fooled Again: On MIDI 2.0 and the Reality of What We Hear

If there’s anything we’re capable of, it’s getting creative with power. And the power over what appears to be truth is a terrible power indeed.

“Set Me Free”: Lecrae’s Music Video Inspires Hope Amid Coronavirus

Lecrae’s “Set Me Free” is an artistic extension and expression of what he sees as an opportunity to not only set himself free but to also liberate others from the vices of self-serving attitudes that consume our culture. 

After 25 Years, Jimmy Eat World Isn’t Just Surviving

In their newer albums, Jimmy Eat World shows that the good stuff lies just beneath the soil of the stories we tell ourselves.

Unboxing Christian Music: Colony House Blurs Industry Lines

By moving past the bounds of the Christian music genre, Colony House pours truth into people who might not hear it anywhere else.

Music Favorites of the Decade from CAPC Staff

The Christ and Pop Culture team highlights some of their personal favorite pop culture artifacts of the past 10 years in the Faves of the Decade series.

Strange Negotiations: The David Bazan Documentary

Strange Negotiations peels the curtain back to show the emotional and relational cost that this seemingly successful business model extracted from David Bazan. 

Everyone Prays in the End: Reflecting on Sam Smith’s Theology of Prayer

Sam Smith’s song, while mesmerizing musically, is rather empty spiritually. If we need a glimmer of hope but want it on our own terms—apart from being a disciple of Jesus—that hope will be rather flimsy. 

The Highwomen Project Merely Cracks a Mold in Need of Breaking—in the World and in the Church

The church should be a “crowded table” with a place by the fire for every woman—white, black, and brown alike—where she isn’t crammed into a narrow definition of womanhood and femininity.

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.