Seeing and Believing 204 | David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake and Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory

The Summer of “Stan” starts with a review of Kubrick’s arguably first auteur film “Paths of Glory” along with a more recent film, “Under the Silver Lake.”

Christ and Pop Culture Summer 2019 Reading Guide

These are a few of our favorite books.

Reality TV and Our Kingdom of Spectacle

Competing for titles, money, contracts, and (sometimes even) a person’s affections, all for the entertainment of an audience, can cause figurative deaths—devaluation of a person’s worth, the consumption of their soul.

Persuasion 169 | Podcasts of Fire

How did a deeply faith-filled movie like Chariots of Fire win over the critics to receive such acclaim? Hannah and Erin discuss it for this installment of their Never Seen series.

Seeing and Believing 203 | Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman

Godzilla and Elton John duked it out to see which one of them would be king of the multiplex, but which of them will be king of Seeing & Believing’s heart.

Don’t Turn Away from the Trauma of Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us

When you see the fate of these boys, will you look away?

Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke, Free for CAPC Members

Reinke wants to help readers not be manipulated and enthralled by the spectacles of our media age. Instead, he shows that we see the greatest spectacle of all in the Cross.

Persuasion 168 | Describing The Breakfast Club Ruckus, with Wade Bearden & Kevin McLenithan

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson pack the Persuasion house with Seeing and Believing hosts Wade Bearden and Kevin McLenithan to discuss The Breakfast Club.

Anime & Overcoming

The central message of shōnen manga seems to be that whatever obstacles you face, try hard, stay true to your values, work together with your friends, and you will prevail in the end.