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Persuasion 110: Keeping Place with Jen Pollock Michel

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin and Hannah invite Jen Pollock Michel, author of Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home to the conversation.

No Wrong Men: Alfred Hitchcock on Our Shared Sin Nature

For Hitchcock, innocence and guilt were perhaps not always as far apart as they might appear.

“I Want to Heal”: Chester Bennington’s Honest Pain

Chester Bennington gave millions of fans a gift by providing a space to be honest about pain and depression and fear.

Evangelicals at the Immigration Crossroads: Justice for DREAMers

Justice and mercy demand an answer for DREAMers, even as we as a nation expend great effort to secure the border and uphold the rule of law.

CAPC Magazine, Special Summer Edition: Some Some Summertime

Summer is the season for dreaming, for change, for rebirth, for confession. Read all about it in this special edition of the Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

Jim Carrey’s I Needed Color Offers a Hopeful Challenge to 2017’s Despair

What if we followed Carrey’s lead and aimed to celebrate certain aspects of our common human experience for the sake of love?

Rapper NF: The Face of Relevant Christian Rap

The phenomenon of NF’s painful but real music can’t be ignored.

Dirty Dancing and Shrugging off the Dance Floor

My tears at Dirty Dancing stem from all that I’ve been told about being single.

Seeing and Believing Episode 121: Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky and Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes West

Wade and Kevin review Steven Soderbergh’s return to the big screen, Logan Lucky, and Matt Spicer’s debut Ingrid Goes West.

The Children’s Crusade: Y’know, for Kids!

Nicholas led his followers through the Alps, because when you’re leading a bunch of 12-year-olds, you obviously go full Hannibal.

Recapturing the Wonder by Mike Cosper, Free for CAPC Members

Mike Cosper’s Recapturing the Wonder: Transcendent Faith in a Disenchanted World is meant to be a guide out of this chaotic disenchantment.

Persuasion 109: The Pressure of Perfect Parenting

Do you ever feel the pressure of perfect parenting? In this episode, Erin and Hannah address the weight of parental guilt in its multi-faceted forms.

The Case for POP: U2’s Forgotten Dance Record

U2’s POP is about faith’s fragility amidst the noise, confusion, and chaos that come when you realize your ideology isn’t going to change the world.

The Total Eclipse and the Sublime God

The total eclipse can remind us that God, like nature, is also powerful, awful, and sublime.

Person of Interest: A.I.s and the ‘Quintessence of Dust’

Person of Interest recognizes our desire for belonging, love, and beauty, while simultaneously recognizing our wretchedness and legitimate doubts.

Seeing and Believing 120: Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip to Spain and Gabriel Axel’s Babette’s Feast

It’s a special foodie-friendly episode of the podcast this week! Wade and Kevin review “The Trip to Spain” with a retro review of “Babette’s Feast”