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Shazam! Brings the Laughs while Struggling with Super-Maturity

A hero’s journey certainly isn’t about less than family, but should be about more.

Breakthrough Breaks through Christian Movie Stereotypes

Overall, Breakthrough broke through my expectations of the Christian feel-good genre and helped me suspend my disbelief for a couple hours.

Seeing and Believing 196: Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and CBS’s The Twilight Zone

Seeing and Believing takes a journey to Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote dream world and Jordan Peele-produced revamp of The Twilight Zone.

Fosse/Verdon Recap, “Who’s Got the Pain?” (Episode 2)

In this second episode of Fosse/Verdon, the pattern of their relationship is being set.

The Common Rule by Justin Earley, Free for CAPC Members

Earley coined his rule of life “The Common Rule” because it was intended for the common American—those who, like Earley, find themselves buying into American habits that divert us from the practices of Christ and toward the practices of achievement.

Ordinary Heroism in Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three

Heroic lives are usually, in reality, as unglamorous as assistant pig-keeping.

Choosing Our Cultural Cakes and Eating Every Last Crumb

If it seems like our consumptive practices have a near religious-like quality, it is because the two are closely linked: the way we partake in culture can directly influence our approach to faith.

Seeing and Believing 195: David Sandberg’s Shazam! and Garth Davis’s Mary Magdalene

DC takes another stab at the whole superhero-franchise thing this week with Shazam!, They also review the long-awaited Mary Mageline movie with Rooney Mara.

Fosse/Verdon Recap: “Life Is a Cabaret” (Episode 1)

Both of them firmly believe that great art offers things like truth and consolation to people who need them.

Call for Pitches: Self Definitions

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 4/15 for a feature article on the theme of self definitions.

Nipsey Hussle: The Selfless Servant

Nipsey Hussle brought life and authenticity to his lyrics and activism in ways that should challenge us to match our works with our faith.

God of the Belly: Wasting away in the World of First Reformed

The question isn’t if Schrader should have made First Reformed a more uplifting movie: the question is if Schrader is right or not. Are we doomed to consume ourselves?

Hacksaw Ridge and the Strange Sovereignty of God

Hacksaw Ridge, like Shusau Endō, asks us to consider the very terrifying particularity of God’s interactions with human beings.

Seeing and Believing 194: Tim Burton’s Dumbo and A Conversation with Authors Kutter Callaway and Craig Detweiler

Tune in this week to hear our interview with authors Kutter Callaway and Craig Detweiler and a review of Tim Burton’s live-action remake of Dumbo.

Joining Augustine’s War Against Narcissism

We like to limit narcissism to people who think they are pretty or handsome but, in truth, it is much deeper than that.

The Horror of Us Is God’s Judgment on America

Jordan Peele’s Us critiques who we are as a nation and people, and from where we’ve come.