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Seeing and Believing 318 | The Power of the Dog

Dallas Cowboys: “America’s Team” Indeed—and That’s Not Good News

The Dallas Cowboys should take off their rose-colored, star-shaped glasses, collectively look in the mirror, and be honest with themselves about who they truly are.

Temperance and Play: The Weird and Wonderful World of Wordle

Wordle feels like something so weird, wonderful, and pure that it shouldn’t exist on the internet in the Year of Our Lord 2022.

Seeing and Believing 317 | The Matrix Resurrections

Lana Wachowski, Keanu Reeves, and Carrie-Anne Moss return to the Matrix franchise for a remix of a beloved story. But does the remix work?

“Everything Is Alright”? Self-Loathing and Salvation through Commit This to Memory

Seventeen years later, Commit This to Memory remains a visceral account of one man’s search for that reality, an empty bottle ebenezer reminding us that self-actualization is a messy, painful, and ultimately impossible process. Without help, that is.

The Book of Boba Fett ‌‌Recap:‌ Who’s the Boss? ‌(Episode‌s 1 & 2)‌ ‌

Maybe this boss in a galaxy far, far away will actually get it right where others got it wrong.

Ignoring Prophecies in Don’t Look Up: A Comedy of Humanity’s Fatal Errors

Like the biblical prophets who spoke truth to those who wielded societal and religious power, the scientific experts were largely ignored as people distracted themselves with foolish, vainglorious pursuits.

Seeing and Believing 316 | The Top 10 Films of 2021

Kevin & Sarah Welch-Larson reconvene to discuss their favorite movies of 2021 and contemplate the end of a very strange year.

A Long Troll in the Wrong Direction: Déjà Vu and “Resurrecting” The Matrix

Stories that don’t end hint that the storyteller is writing aimlessly into the void, and they trap the audience in the world of the story.

1981 vs. 2021: Searching for Salvation

Reviewing the products of 1981 and 2021 reveals our desperate search for salvation from death… and salvation from modern daily life.

CAPC’s Most-Read Articles of 2021

Here’s what everyone was reading at Christ and Pop Culture in 2021.

Spider-Man: No Way Home: The Worth and The Cost of Being Seen

The film’s highs and lows are mined from something viscerally human and somehow understated: the desire for connection.

Hawkeye ‌‌Recap:‌ Dawn of Justice ‌(Episode‌s 5 & 6)‌

The Hawkeye Scrooge faced his past, burned the suit, and gained something of a daughter in the process.

Seeing and Believing 315 | Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story

Kevin and Sarah close out 2021 with a new film and genre from Steven Spielberg with a remake of West Side Story.

Why You Need to Re-Watch While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping is unusual for this genre because it shows the necessity of both family and shame for the storied couple’s well-being

Don’t Throw Away Your Nativity Sets: Why Jesus May Not Have Been Born in a “Lower Room”

Jesus’s birth is a breach of human hospitality, not an example of it.