The 25 Episode 7: ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Zootopia’ and The Golden State Warriors

This week The Golden State Warriors, ‘Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Zootopia’ duke it out for the 8th spot on CaPC’s Top 25 things in Pop Culture for 2016.

‘Batman v Superman’: Justice Dawns in a World Gone Meta

If you identify the new rules of ‘Batman v Superman,’ prepare to see its heroes as people, and stay open to themes that aim high, you may find the film soars.

LOL Interwebz: Microsoft Made Tay, an AI Twitterbot That Immediately Turned Racist; and in a Way, Aren’t We All Just Racist Twitterbots?

How are you different from an automaton like Microsoft’s Tay, fellow brain owner?

“SG,” not “JM”: Identity and Freedom in ‘Better Call Saul’

Defining yourself is as dangerous as living by other people’s definitions

The CAPC Digest #48: Socialism’s Lonely Eden

Tyler and Drew chat with Chad Ashby about his recent article, “Socialism’s Lonely Eden.”

Cool Takes: ‘Murder, She Wrote’ and Sleuthing for Virtue

‘Murder, She Wrote’ sleuth, Jessica Fletcher, subscribes to a higher law, and chooses to live accordingly. She only hopes you will do the same.

Fear or Love? Responding to Terrorism Like Jesus

In the wake of acts of terrorism, Christians have an opportunity to choose love even as we are confronted with a climate of fear.

Persuasion Episode 52: Enough About You. Let’s Talk About Me.

The humble brag is something everyone has experienced. Is it a symptom of humanity’s depravity? Or do we look at humility the wrong way?

Seeking the Forgotten People & Stories in ‘Tom Clancy’s the Division’

In ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’, I learned that listening to stories unrelated to my own offer meaning and purpose previously hidden.

Tolkien Would Have Appreciated ‘The Bachelor’ . . . Probably

There is something in ‘The Bachelor’ that resonates with the heart of every one of us.

Seeing and Believing Episode 54: Jesus Movies And ‘Risen’

Jesus movies are popular during the Holy Week. Wade and Kevin revisit some of the most iconic movies featuring Jesus including the new film, ‘Risen’.

Superman vs. Batman: Can the Best of Krypton Beat the Best of Earth?

Loyalists to each side would claim their hero has the advantage. Superman has the death-vision and incomparable strength. Batman has the utility belt.

Stephen Colbert, Champion of Respectful Disagreement

The church can learn from the way Stephen Colbert models earnest dialogue.

The 25 Episode 6: ‘The Force Awakens’, ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Making a Murderer’

The 7th spot on the 2016 Top 25 list of the most important things in Pop Culture is between ‘The Force Awakens’, ‘Better Caul Saul’ and ‘Making a Murderer’

LOL Interwebz: This Post Contains Zero Videos of Hulk Hogan or Other Celebrities Having Sex (Sorry)

What’s almost as striking as the public hunger for violation is how genuinely celebrities like Hulk Hogan seem to feel violated when these videos are published.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Reconciliation and Foot-Washing in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Through the humble act of foot-washing, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood pointed the way toward racial reconciliation.