Recent Posts

Cuties Isn’t the Problem: Our Cultural Addiction to the Sexualization of Minors 

Cuties is the product of perverse people who are perverse consumers who drive a capitalistic structure to give us what we want.

Persuasion 202 | Toeing the Party Line

If we are to truly invest in and bring about the common good, we need to find both the common and the good. Erin and Hannah discuss party lines in this episode of their For God and Country series.

Soul Music and the Obviousness of God

And that’s real soul music. It assumes God is within the reality of life—all of your life. Dancing and dating are in the same universe as politics and poetry—this is all God’s world, anyways.

Persuasion 201 BONUS | Interview with Sam Perry

Listen to Hannah’s full interview with Sam Perry in this special members-only bonus episode!

Seeing and Believing 264 | Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things and Carol Reed’s The Third Man

Kevin hosts guest critic Sarah Welch-Larson this week to review Charlie Kaufman’s latest brain-bender, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.”

Skyfall and Spectre: The Bonds of Family

It took Sam Mendes making Skyfall and Spectre to give us a Bond to whom we could all relate.

COVID-19 Is Our Monster and Our Mirror

COVID-19 has become our society’s most recent real-life monster.

Persuasion 201 | Taking America Back for God

Erin and Hannah talk about “Taking America back for God!” and the Christian nationalist perspective affecting our work for the common good.

What Do We Owe Each Other While We Wait for The Good Place?

In essence, “What are my rights?” is private and individual. “What do we owe one another?” is personal and communal. It’s to shift from “What do I deserve?” to “What is best for us?”

The Gospel in Dickens, Discount for CAPC Members

Christ and Pop Culture members receive a 30% discount on The Gospel in Dickens when they purchase from Plough.com.

Seeing and Believing 263 | Niki Caro’s Mulan and Rian Johnson’s Brick

Wade and Kevin take the plunge on the Disney+ exclusive Mulan and Brick, Rian Johnson’s 2006 film noire style debut.

Gardeners’ World and the Object of Attention

A good world that begs—and begets—attention is on display in Gardeners’ World.

The Performers We’ve Lost and the Stories They Carried

The deaths of young celebrities lead to collective shock and grief because of the unique roles performers hold in society.

Persuasion 200 | For God and Country? with Kaitlyn Schiess

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson host Kaitlyn Schiess to kick off the fall series, For God and Country. Each episode will tackle an aspect of how faith and politics collide. PLUS >> Register to win a copy of Kaitlyn’s book!

Out of Many, One: What Jane the Virgin Can Teach Us about Immigration

We’ve forgotten (or refuse to see) that we are better because of our diversity, because we are a nation of immigrants, and because our collective experiences make us stronger.

Seeing and Believing 262 | Bill and Ted Face the Music and Roman Polanski’s Chinatown

Wade and Kevin review Bill and Ted Face the Music then balance out the frivolity with the somber neo-noir classic Chinatown.