Seeing and Believing 180: Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite and Peter Farrelly’s Green Book

First up is The Favourite, a darkly funny look at courtly backstabbing, political intrigue. Then Green Book, a film about racial tensions and friendship.

Persuasion 154 | All I Want for Christmas

Our culture has tied Christmas fulfillment to the amassing of stuff.

CAPC Writers Reflect on Christmas Traditions

Our writers share how traditions shape their Christmas celebrations.

Advent Is Actually Quite Political

In these seasons of Advent and Christmas especially, history points to a church whose worship is particularly political.

The Good Place Recap: Janet(s) (Season 3, Episode 10)

We are defined not just by who we are, but by who we are in relationship to one another.

Seeing and Believing 179: Rich Moore and Phil Johnston’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters

Wade and Kevin check out Wreck-It Ralph to see if its satire of internet culture holds up, then review of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters.

Southern Heritage or Hate? An Interview with the Hosts of Red Flag

“There’s a visceral reaction to our flag—as there should be—because of its history. And here in Mississippi, we don’t know our history.”

Erase Me, but Your Words Won’t Be Erased: Underoath, Emery, and the God Who Won’t Leave Us Alone

Underoath and Emery both reveal what doubt, addiction, and perhaps even abandonment could feel like.

In The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the Coen Brothers Show Love for the Good Book

By playing to the canon in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, while at once forging their own trail, the Coens manage to both nod to and question the orthodoxy of what we’ve been told about the grand ‘ole world of outlaws and guns and rickety wagons.

Can We Trust the Gospels? by Peter Williams, Free for CAPC Members

This book is great short read on the trustworthiness of the Gospels, and perhaps a good read to share as Advent turns our culture’s attention to these same documents.

Persuasion 153 | Blue Christmas

From Hallmark Christmas specials to receiving the perfect gift from that perfect someone, we’ve all taken in ideals that lead our hearts to unavoidable disappointment at Christmas.

First, Man: The Neil Armstrong Our Nation Needs

He was the first man to walk on the moon, but he was a man first, along with all the foibles that come with manhood.