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Survivolatry: American Darwinism via The Walking Dead

Although it’s fiction, The Walking Dead reaches into our nonfiction hearts and draws to the surface survivolatry we excuse in ourselves.

How Seventh-Day Adventists Convinced You to Eat Breakfast Cereal

We devote huge amounts of time and energy guilting each other over what we eat.

Samurai Jack: Finding Freedom through Forgiveness

Samurai Jack reminds us of the power of forgiveness and of relinquishing past sins.

Literature as Equipment for Living: The Case of The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday equips us to endure our “dissolving age” by reminding us that there is a larger plan set in motion ages ago by the author of our existence.

Persuasion 97: Home Work and Productivity

On this week’s episode, author Courtney Reissig joins Hannah Anderson to discuss the plusses and pitfalls of home work and productivity.

When Changing Nothing Changes Everything by Laurie Polich Short, Free for CAPC Members

In her book When Changing Nothing Changes Everything, Laurie Polich Short gives us insight into living life fully, whatever our circumstances.

The CaPC Digest 80: Fences, Forgiveness, and Fatherhood with Jonathan Edwards

Drew and Tyler chat with Jonathan Edwards about his recent article The Tragedy of Family ‘Fences.’

Beyond Otherness Is Where Friendship Begins

In contemporary U.S. society—as in Twain’s post-Civil War South, as in Le Guin’s 1960s culture war America—our shared humanity is dangerously easy to ignore.

Seeing and Believing 107: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Our Summer-Movie Preview!

Kevin is joined by special guest Melissa Tamminga this week as Seeing & Believing kicks off blockbuster season with a review of the new Guardians of the Galaxy.

The CaPC 25 for 2017 Episode 10: Your Name, A Crow Looked at Me, and Chuck Klosterman X

The CaPC 25 for 2017 is back for our 10th episode with Your Name, A Crow Looked at Me, and Chuck Klosterman X up for nomination this week.

Tabloids, Podcasts, and the Ineffable Human

I listen because tabloids aren’t cool but podcasts are. I listen because it is human to be fascinated with other humans’ behavior. I listen because I want to know about the weird, the glamorous, the famous, the infamous, the ordinary.

Persuasion 96: The Abundance of Childlessness

Being childless on Mother’s Day can be tough. Erin and Hannah welcome Karen Swallow Prior to discuss her ERLC article “Called to childlessness: The surprising ways of God.”

“We Were Voyagers!” Disney’s Moana Revels in the Quickening Power of Tradition

The contemporary stereotype of tradition — which Moana so beautifully subverts — is that it’s static and deadening.

Winning at Being the Worst: What the Razzies Teach Us about Creativity and Art

Full of armchair critics with penchants for lazy analysis, The Razzies stunt an audience’s ability to interact with movies instead of doing the good work of a critic.

Seeing and Believing 106: Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and James Ponsoldt’s The Circle

Pick your poison of near-future dystopias with this week’s episode: Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale or James Ponsoldt’s The Circle.

Song to Song: A Canticle of Love and Grace

Song to Song is a love story, both intimate and grand in scope, baptized by grace and mercy.