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.

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Twitter-hood

Social media often ends up being a way for us to broadcast ourselves (or some moderated version of ourselves). But if everyone is talking, then who is listening?

Persuasion 142: The Incredibles Teach Us How to Be Human

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson chat (spoiler free) about some of the key storylines from the two films. The conversation focuses more so on the way this story affirms and values the unique role of the individual while inspiring the individual to be part of the team.

How Mr. Rogers’s Analog Show Speaks to Us in a Digital Age

When we were just children, Mister Rogers gave us the tools we would need to combat the loneliness and isolation we would face as adults in the digital era.

Seeing and Believing 159: Stefano Sollima’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Our Cinematic Gateway Drugs

The release of Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed 2015 thriller about the U.S.-Mexico drug war, has the guys thinking about the gateway drugs that got them into movies in the first place.

Finding Favor by Brian Jones, Free for CAPC Members

Jones helps us think rightly about the intersection of faith and blessing, setting straight some of the tainted notions we have picked up from the world at large.

Enhancing Your Independence Day Celebration

Our Independence Day celebrations are lacking when we refuse to go deep.

The Mission of the Body of Christ by Russ Ramsey, Free for CAPC Members

The way Ramsey sets up each of Paul’s letters—with characters, place, time, and social conditions—offers a new and captivating way to understand Scripture.

Persuasion 141: Get Appointed to Your Dream Job (No Experience Necessary)

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss dream jobs that, like being appointed to the Supreme Court, have zero requirements. For Hannah, it’s being a justice; for Erin, it’s being a food critic.

What Men Can Learn from a Woman’s Call to Ministry: A Review of Kristen Padilla’s Now That I’m Called

Male pastors in particular must be ready to equip and empower women in their congregation when they express an interest in vocational ministry, and this book is a helpful tool to do just that.