The Dollop Teaches Us about the Past because We Keep Repeating It

In The Dollop, our past is often more than just our past. Sometimes, it’s our present and future.

New Girl, Landlines, and Business, Man!

Sometimes it takes a “landline” and a little bit of getting up in each others’ business to see exactly how much friendship works for our good.

Persuasion 128: Insert Female Voice Here

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss several recent happenings that expose faulty reasoning for turning toward women’s voices and consider a better way forward.

A Stay at the Magic Castle

It seems obscene that such poverty exists in the shadow of the Happiest Place on Earth, perhaps even persisting under its watch.

Seeing and Believing Episode 142: Marvel’s Black Panther and Our 2018 Oscar Preview!

How to Practice Virtue (by Chasing Hookers Away with Red-Hot Pokers)

The great thinkers of the Mediterranean have already identified the seven virtues and how you can acquire them! It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Persuasion 127: When the Olympics Get Weird

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss the side stories that bring highlight when the Olympics get weird.

Timeline and the God in Time

Timeline is easy to learn, quick to play, and satisfies the human love of trivia.

Jim Carrey, Worked Shoots, and Making Sense of Our Scripted Reality

Like Jim Carrey does in ‘Jim & Andy,’ we are scripting the reality given to us for a watching world. While perhaps this is unavoidable, we can aim to steward our task well and aim to be as authentic as is reasonable.

The Rhetoric of Nostalgia: How Our Collective Craving for Nostalgia Calls Us Home

What Stranger Things and its 1980s nostalgia-evoking counterparts do so well is to call us back to a place and a time that feels to us very much like home.

The Punisher and Change from the Outside In

The Punisher reminds us we live two lives: an inner life and an outer life, and that decisions we make here in this life affect our eternal souls.

What the Academy Award Best Picture Nominees Say about God, Faith, and Religion

This year’s Academy Awards best picture nominees each possess a particular way of understanding what it means to be human. They answer inquiries of vast religious significance. “Where are we going?” “How might human joy be obtained?” and “What does the nature of sacrifice entail for the world around us?”

Persuasion 126: Lottery Dreams & Nightmares

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss the life change that comes when you suddenly—and publicly—come into wealth.

The Harrowing Hope of This Is Us

The popular drama has shown me more meaningful ways to hope.

Sex in a Broken World by Paul Tripp, Free for CAPC Members

In Sex in a Broken World, Paul Tripp carefully and pastorally tries to show readers a much better way.

The Phantom Tollbooth and Redeeming the Power of Words

A first step in caring will often have to be an individual one—a diversifying of social media feeds, an invitation to conversation, a reading of a book.