#MeToo: An Incomplete Lament

The #MeToo campaign, however imperfect, fashioned fellowship out of isolation.

What the Return of Pedro the Lion Means for David Bazan, Patron Saint of Skeptics and Doubters

Bazan is one of the few songwriters who reminds us that religion, as experienced in daily life, is a journey of faith.

When Christians Resort to Lazy Gender Stereotypes, Both Women and Men Suffer

We forget that the Church’s role is not to baptize toxic masculinity, but rather, to redeem true masculinity.

God’s Hand in Bill Paxton’s Frailty

It’s shockingly awful and shockingly compelling as horror because Paxton’s character remains so upsettingly loving and so fatherly throughout, clearly, sincerely believing in the killing he’s doing.

Call for Pitches: Change from the Inside Out

Write for our magazine! Submit a pitch by 12/1 for a feature article on the theme of change from the inside out.

Seeing and Believing Episode 132: DC’s Justice League and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird

For their Thanksgiving episode, the guys review two films that represent the full range of American cinematic bounty. Justice League and Lady Bird.

Stranger Things and the Heart’s Deepest Desire

The belonging Eleven finds in Hawkins mirrors the belonging we should find in the community of faith.

Imagining Stranger Things

The Party can best explain what is taking place in Hawkins because they see through the lens of their imaginations.

Stranger Things Reminds Us of the Lessons We Keep Forgetting

These truths seem obvious, but perhaps we need a reminder.

The Relatable Longings of Stranger Things and This Is Us

These stories remind viewers of humanity’s universal, never-ending need for validation—to be fully seen and understood.

The Digital Art That Graces Our Lives: Boss Fight Books and the Need to Take Games Seriously

Boss Fight Books is a quirky, charming series that weaves together journalism, criticism, game theory, and often a heavy dose of memoir.

Persuasion 118: Going Solo during the Holidays with Gina Dalfonzo

Erin and Hannah invite Gina Dalfonzo to detail the ways that we all can be more mindful about how we think about and treat those who are not married.

Stranger Longings: Belonging and Adoption in ST2

Eleven longs for somewhere to belong more than most, though almost every character in Stranger Things 2 mirrors this struggle in some way.

Blade Runner 2049: Exploring Creation, Subcreation, Procreation, & Personhood

As we move forward into a “brave new world,” we have to wrestle with the questions posed in Blade Runner 2049.

Vintage Saints and Sinners by Karen Wright Marsh, Free for CAPC Members

In Vintage Saints and Sinners, Karen Wright Marsh manages to emphasize the vast goodness of spiritual giants while also humanizing them.

Local Ghosts

Even in the Hudson Valley, I think the larger appeal of Halloween is that our local ghosts can scare us, but we can, ultimately, domesticate them.