Seven Tips for Enjoying Halloween, Even if You Hate it So Much

The Halloween Trifecta: Kids, Sugar, and Fear

“Despite my reservations about Halloween, I do see why people like it: It offers community.”

I Finally Made Myself Watch The Exorcist, and I Did Not Leave Without Hope

What one CaPC writer found after he overcame crippling fear and subjected himself to the horror classic for the first time.

NBC’s ‘Dracula’ Defangs Sin

This Halloween, Read a Scary Story and Embrace Inscrutability

If your sense of myth has atrophied, a ghastly tale may help you to come back to the world with eyes of wonder.

And Now, Some Brief Last-Minute Advice About Dressing Up on Halloween

“Hole in the World”: A Musical Entry Point into the Gates of Heaven

Fear’s Great Revelation

Why We Confuse ‘The Onion’ for the News

What can we do to avoid making decisions affected by our biases?

God and Country Music: Stories and Reformation in Outlaw Country

Nick Rynerson finds commonalities between the stories of Christianity and Outlaw Country.

The Washington Redskins and the Potential for a Better Identity

“As dear as the Washington Redskins’ 81-year history is to its fans, it’s nothing to the vast and varied history and culture of Native American peoples.”

Why I Raised My Voice (and Encouraged Other Asian Americans to Do the Same)

Helen Lee explains why she helped to write and publish an open letter to the evangelical church.

ELSEWHERE: Whatever Happened to the University?

ELSEWHERE: Confessions of a Drone Warrior

ELSEWHERE: Why Japan’s Young People Aren’t Having Sex

“God’s Not Dead,” But this Trope Is

“These stories comprise a popular evangelical trope and reveal a collective fantasy we have of humiliating arrogant atheists.”