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Swipe Right: Tinder and the Quest for Perfection

In so doing, Tinder taps into the soul’s quest for perfection while inviting the user to advertise themselves for mass consumption.

Seeing and Believing 216 | IT Chapter 2 and The Dead Zone

Wade is joined by Blake Collier to review “It Chapter 2” and a retro review of “The Dead Zone”. It’s all things Stephen King on Episode 216.

The Very “Human” Second Season of Star Trek: Discovery

In season two of Star Trek: Discovery, both the virtues and the flaws of classic Trek’s humanism are on display.

Kim’s Convenience and Finding Solace in Imperfect Parenting

No matter the culture, parents will always be parents, and the fears that cling to us that we might be doing irreversible damage to our children—whom we love more than life itself—reflect back to us in the best stories about families with children.

Dancing with Milton’s Satan: The Joker and a Fascination with Evil

Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, and John Milton’s Satan invite us to view them as the heroes of stories that were never intended to be about them.

Finding Reason and Goodness in the Longing for a Superhero

Our collective superhero fascination reveals a lot about how we define ourselves, Jesus, and our relationship to him.

Seeing and Believing 215 | Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s Ready or Not and Joe Talbot’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Wade and special guest Sarah Welch-Larson review the horror comedy ‘Ready or Not” and Joe Talbot’s moving film, ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco.’

A Voice in the Dark: The Relation between Art and Suffering

It’s perpetually difficult for those who love their creativity to understand and to reconcile it with their dark sides.

CAPC Magazine Issue 3 of 2019: Self-Definitions

Who are you? Who am I? These are the mysteries tackled in this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

Violet Evergarden: What Is Love?

When we understand that love is multi-faceted and that it uncovers hurts, we move closer to understanding how love redeems.

The Suffering Service of Jim Hopper

And, as inevitably as Hopper strives against the darkness of the Upside Down, he also struggles to choose the higher goods before him.

Thirsty for the Galaxy’s Edge: A Dispatch from Star Wars Land

There’s an insatiable appetite behind this ever-increasing desire for deeper escape and stories that never end.

‘Bigger on the Inside’: How Gateway Fantasy Gives Space to Our Longings

No one who journeys through a magic portal or gateway or liminal space in such a story believes the world or worlds on the other side will be smaller.

Seeing and Believing 214 | Gurinder Chadha’s Blinded by the Light and Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Wade and Kevin review Blinded by the Light, the latest film from Gurinder Chadha. They also take a look at Richard Linklater’s, Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

Empathy, Compassion, and Giving Back in the Geek Community

Dungeons and Dragons is a game deeply rooted in empathy; seeing it used to urge compassion should inspire us all.

In Search of the Common Good by Jake Meador, Free for CAPC Members

Modern man and woman are acting out lives bereft of meaning, wonder, and purposeful work. Meador posits a better way, offering a vision of life and community that draws us more deeply to one another, to our Creator, and more deeply to ourselves.