Persuasion 181 | A Charlie Brown Christmas

Erin and Hannah wrap up their A Persuasion Christmas series by discussing a Charlie Brown approach to Christmas.

CAPC’s Most-Read Articles of 2019

Here’s what everyone was reading at Christ and Pop Culture in 2019.

Happenings: Favorites of the Decade from CAPC Staff

The Christ and Pop Culture team highlights some of their personal favorite pop culture artifacts of the past 10 years in the Faves of the Decade series.

‘A Christmas Carol’ for the Cancel Culture

A world that can produce an Ebenezer Scrooge without a merciful God to save and bless us would be a very dark place indeed.

Reading & Playing: Favorites of the Decade from CAPC Staff

The Christ and Pop Culture team highlights some of their personal favorite pop culture artifacts of the past 10 years in the Faves of the Decade series.

Into the Unknown with Elsa, Queen of Arendelle, and Mary, Mother of God

In Elsa’s story, I see a path that Mary might also have taken as she learned to lean into the delicate whisper of God’s voice. In her humanity, Mary had to learn to say “yes” over and over again in the small things.

Music Favorites of the Decade from CAPC Staff

The Christ and Pop Culture team highlights some of their personal favorite pop culture artifacts of the past 10 years in the Faves of the Decade series.

Singing into the Darkness: How The Sound of Music Teaches Us to Rebuke Fear

How The Sound of Music can prepare us for Christmas.

TV & Film Favorites of the Decade from CAPC Staff

The Christ and Pop Culture team highlights some of their personal favorite pop culture artifacts of the past 10 years in the Faves of the Decade series.

On Rest and Christmas

Why does resting on Christmas make some people anxious?

Seeing and Believing 230 | J.J. Abram’s Star Wars Episode IX and Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewel

Wade and Kevin visit a galaxy far, far away to review The Rise of Skywalker. Then the duo comes back to earth to examine Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewel.

Strange Negotiations: The David Bazan Documentary

Strange Negotiations peels the curtain back to show the emotional and relational cost that this seemingly successful business model extracted from David Bazan. 

Persuasion 180 | A Die Hard Christmas

Films like Die Hard threaten our traditional notions of Christmas and peace on earth and goodwill toward men. And that’s why we need them.

Remembering D. C. Fontana, Star Trek’s Woman of Two Worlds

Star Trek writer D. C. Fontana crafted a bridge, from her own liminal experience to the worlds of her audience.

Seeing and Believing 229 | Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story

Family stories are the focus this week with Terrence Malick’s A Hidden LIfe set in WWII, and Noah Baumbach’s emotionally charged Marriage Story.

A Hidden Life: Terrence Malick Helps Us See the Invisible

In A Hidden Life, Terrence Malick has painted a true Christ.