Seeing and Believing 178: Stephen Caple Jr.’s Creed 2 and David Yates’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

It’s an all-sequel edition of the show this week, as the guys take Stephen Caple Jr.’s Creed 2 and David Yates’s The Crimes of Grindelwald?

How Black Empowers the Persecuted

Jesus’ creative work mirrors that of Black’s creators.

The Decentering Power of Kim’s Convenience

Watching a show like Kim’s Convenience is a helpful exercise for anyone in the dominant culture to experience the decentering of whiteness and the elevation of stories from the margins.

Breaking the Marriage Idol by Kutter Callaway, Free for CAPC Members

Marriage should not be the norm that orients the communal life of the church.

The Miserable Mr. Maisel

The events of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s season finale offer Joel a second chance and a path towards redemption.

Want People to Understand Your Political and Religious Beliefs? Support and Share Good Art

More often than not, information alone doesn’t change one’s mind. Stories do.

Seeing and Believing 177: Steve McQueen’s Widows and the Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Seeing & Believing celebrates Thanksgiving and Black Friday with Steve McQueen’s “Widows” and The Coen Brother’s “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Teju Cole’s Blind Spot: An Antidote to Instagram Syndrome

Social media trains us to reduce living, breathing human beings to brands and stereotypes, but Teju Cole resists.

The Good Place Recap: Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By (Season 3, Episode 9)

I too am obsessed with the psychology of do-gooders and how they help us understand the world we live in through their failed attempts at perfection.

The Comic World as We Know It, Thanks to Stan Lee (1922–2018)

Perhaps his greatest legacy will be that he never treated comics and superheroes as mere disposable entertainment.

Seeing and Believing 176: An Interview with Steve McQueen, Plus Reviews of Wildlife and Overlord

It’s a Thanksgiving feast, Seeing & Believing offers up an interview with director Steve McQueen, reviews of two films: Wildlife and Overlord.

Slow Burn Reveals Our Historical Blind Spots

More than anything, Slow Burn reminded me of one of evangelicals’ (and Americans’) greatest blind spots: our own history.

Finding the Joke in Beautiful, Horrible People

We’re all beautiful, horrible people, and with both of these realities in mind we can ask, “What’s the joke?”

Persuasion 152 | Live Talk

Our digital age allows us to handle a lot of life devoid of live, in-person conversation. We simply don’t need to converse with each other face to face.

The Good Place Recap: The Worst Possible Use of Free Will (Season 3, Episode 8)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “The Worst Possible Use of Free Will.”

Seeing and Believing 175: Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind and Lasse Halstrom/Joe Johnston’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Christmas came early this year with Orson Wells’ unfinished The Other Side of the Wind, and Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.