Annihilation Reveals the Dark Side of Vulnerability

Annihilation teaches us, among other things, that sometimes our confession is more cathartic than redemptive.

Mercury & Lightning: John Mark McMillan’s Quiet Prophecy

It takes artists like McMillan to push us off our comfortable thrones.

One a Penny, Two a Penny, Hot Pagan Buns?

The spicy sweetness of hot cross buns holds the juxtaposition of this odd day—while we mourn the darkness, we know the light is on its way.

Seeing and Believing 146: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim: Uprising

It’s nerd heaven on this week’s episode of the show! First up is Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s wildly popular nerd-service novel, Ready Player One. Then the guys turn their attention to another nerd-adjacent blockbuster: Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Rearing Boys to Be Peacemakers in a World Bent on War

When we talk about toxic masculinity, this is what we mean: the mindset calling men to the worldly honor of physical dominance, at the expense of humility and grace.

Cultivating Mindfulness through Alto’s Odyssey

We find echoes of Eden in so many cultural artifacts, even video games.

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and the Escape from Reality

In Ready Player One, humanity longs for the inner self to be unshackled from captivity to a meaningless and confining real world.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and We Don’t Care)

We don’t just need this world to be improved; we need to see it broken and remade.

CAPC Magazine, Issue 2 of 2018: Overcoming

Why do we love stories of overcoming? Find out in this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

Jessica Jones: Consent, Autonomy, and Being Remade in Man’s Image

Jessica Jones is a distinctly feminine hero story in a male world delivered to us in the era of #metoo.

“In a World That Holds Such Beauty”: Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn Turns 50

Fifty years after its initial publication, The Last Unicorn still retains its power.

Duty, Desire, and The Crown Season Two

The Crown shows us that we cannot live on duty alone.

No, Easter Isn’t Pagan, Either: A Very D-List Saints Holiday Sequel (The Gritty Reboot)

So, if Easter did coincide with an Anglo-Saxon feast to a goddess no one’s ever heard of—well, I mean, coincidences happen.

America’s Evangelical Leaders Could Learn a Lot From Rachael Denhollander

Our congregations would benefit from future pastors who’ve been influenced by women like Rachael Denhollander.

Finding Faith Like an Odd Child in A Wrinkle in Time

Although ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ makes no mention of God, it demonstrates how pure intellect devoid of faith is also devoid of love and of hope.

Why Do Christians Respond So Poorly to Tragedies Like the Parkland School Shooting?

Instead of dealing with tragedies like Parkland, Christians quickly spiritualize the issue in an effort to abstract the material reality away.