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Seeing and Believing 250 | The Dardenne Brothers’ Young Ahmed and Kitty Green’s The Assistant

Wade and Kevin look at the Dardennes’ story of a young teenager who is attracted to Islamic fundamentalism, and Kitty Green’s #MeToo drama, The Assistant.

Understanding & Lamenting Racial Injustice: CAPC Staff Recommendations

Pop culture is a powerful force for change, and these picks from Christ and Pop Culture staff members are a great place to start.

Athletes Aren’t Activists, but Who Else Will Lead?

Athletes shouldn’t be burdened with becoming our culture’s activist leaders.

Hippocampus Press, Small Publishers, and the Full Library

Religious readers may find important insights in the dark corners explored by Hippocampus Press and other niche publishers of weird fiction.

Episode 249 | Michael Winterbottom’s Trip to Greece and Andrew Ahn’s Driveways

It’s time for a Trip to Greece with Michael Winterbottom while eating fancy followed by Andrew Ahn’s darling film Driveways staring the late Brian Dennehy.

Middleditch & Schwartz Prove That Life Is Improv

The life script we would produce with time and a writer’s room would leave out moments that produce hearty laughs, heaving sobs, and the sensations that lie between.

Carrot Bacon and the Art of Persuasion

There is little joy in many of our arguments, and yet, joy is the most compelling tool we have when we need to persuade.

Something New under the Sun: Hyper-Reality and Pornography

Christians can ignore hyper-real pornography to our peril, respond to it unwisely, or work to understand and countervail its sexual destruction that already is at work in our society and our churches.

The Last Dance: What We Got Right & Wrong about It All (Episodes 9 & 10)

We live in a world where superstars can be superstars filled with awe-inspiring athleticism and uncomfortable flaws, and antagonists can be understood without compromising our understanding of ethics. 

Symbols of Hope in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn teaches readers how to argue for hope’s existence.

No, There Isn’t a Global Satanic Cult That Ritually Abuses Millions of Children, but for a Long Time We All Really Wanted to Believe There Was

It’s not really a mystery why people yearn to believe bizarre and dramatic tales of evil: the actual truth about evil is that it’s mundane, pervasive, and unfixable, at least to us mortals.

Profound Grief Through Teen Eyes in Never Have I Ever 

What you will find in Never Have I Ever is a surprisingly profound look at grief through the eyes of teenagers.

The Last Dance: The Cost of Winning at All Costs (Episodes 7 & 8)

Amid all of Jordan’s anguish and aspersions, episodes 7 and 8 of The Last Dance helps us to better understand his drive for excellence.

Seeing and Believing 248 | Josh Trank’s Capone

Wade and Kevin get back to basics with a review of Josh Trank’s unconventional small-budget film examining the last year of the infamous gangster’s life.

The Umbrella Academy: Addicted to Love

The addiction that drives every member of the Umbrella Academy is the same which drives all of us—the desire to love and be loved

Rehearsing the Legends: Final Fantasy VII Remake and Why We Retell Stories

The Final Fantasy VII Remake does what many retellings fail to do; it reconciles the past with the future.