Lecrae x Zaytoven: Let the Trap Say Amen

But it’s not just talk and rapping; Lecrae uses his talents to aim at the hearts of men, even when people don’t understand his message.

B.Y.O.B. (Be Your Own Boss) Culture and the Cult of Self

If we embrace the hustle without a critical eye, we can feed ideas about ourselves that are untrue. Namely that we are the ultimate authority: the true “captain of our souls.”

What Is Christian Conversion? The Case of Danai Gurira’s The Convert

Danai Gurira’s play The Convert strips away spiritualized clichés to interrogate the real, complex, and often all-too-earthy motives behind conversion to Christianity..

Seeing and Believing 162: Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2 and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Third Murder

Both movies this week involve a measure of mayhem, but the two directors’ personal approaches to their stories couldn’t be more different: The Equalizer 2 and The Third Murder.

Beyond the Field: The Social Good of Women’s Sports

With the appropriate ideological shift, Americans could expand their pallets to appreciate slower games.

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore Tackles the Existential Crisis

Mingled terror and hope will be with us so long as we live, as we can see in the indie black comedy I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

Growing into Motherhood by Watching The West Wing

Motherhood is demanding, but does it require us to devote every ounce of our being to this new role?

David Foster Wallace and Worship in the #MeToo World

Who has the words to grieve that David Foster Wallace could write what we believe and betray it constantly in his own life?

Seeing and Believing 161: Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace and Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You

Wade and Kevin get lost in the woods for their first film this week: Leave No Trace, Debra Granik’s long-awaited follow-up to Winter’s Bone. Then things take a turn for the weird as the guys jump into Boots Riley satire of capitalism and racism run amok, Sorry to Bother You.

Made for Friendship by Drew Hunter, Free for CAPC Members

By exploring a practical, biblical understanding of friendship that views Christ as the ultimate model, Made for Friendship will hopefully help many of us move toward deeper and truer friendships with those around us.

The World Cup Offers Americans a Lesson in Virtue

America’s absence from this year’s World Cup prompts us to look beyond ourselves.

Family Matters in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp

In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Marvel reveals the importance of intact families—wherever we might find them.

CAPC Magazine, Issue 5 of 2018: Identity

Identity is like a mystery. Think of this issue of the Christ and Pop Culture Magazine as a clue.

Phantom Thread and the Curse of Loneliness

While Phantom Thread works as a metaphor for the difficulty of relationships (and the conclusion is not to be taken literally), it also provides a picture of spiritual pursuit.

Seeing and Believing 160: Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and Tim Wardle’s Three Identical Strangers

The guys review a very big movie about a very tiny pair of heroes this week with the Marvel offering for July, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Also on the docket is another unusual story: a documentary about a set of triplets, separated at birth, who come to find one another later in life. Hijinks may or may not ensue.

Ben Myers’s The Apostles’ Creed Reminds Us of Our Roots

When we recite an ancient creed, we aren’t just reminded of our roots but of our current connection to a global church.