Chadwick Boseman Lived on Purpose—and We Will Never Be the Same

Choosing to play Thurgood Marshall and Black Panther while facing multiple surgeries and going through chemotherapy could not have been easy. But Chadwick Boseman understood his purpose. 

NBA Playoff Boycott Makes History (and Echoes a 2,000-Year Call to Self-Sacrifice)

The fight for Black lives is more important than money, and the players choosing to boycott for the first time in the league’s history is proof of that. 

Seeing and Believing 261 | Amanda McBaine/Jesse Moss’s Boys State and Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker

This week’s Seeing and Believing features discussions about Boys State and Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker.

CAPC Magazine Issue 1 of 2020: Reaping Time

If we reap what we sow, shouldn’t we pay more careful attention to where we invest our time and efforts? Let’s look at that together in this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

Wait with Me by Jason Gaboury, Free for CAPC Members

Page by page in Wait with Me, Jason Gaboury encourages us to see these pockets of loneliness as places we can ask God to wait with us, meet with us, and make us more whole.

Smallville’s Storied Heroism

Or perhaps it would be better stated that Smallville explores how Clark Kent’s heroism isn’t in how he uses his powers, but in how he has to learn to lay his powers aside—over and over again.

Persuasion 198 | Getting By… with Gina Dalfonzo

Gina Dalfonzo joins Erin and Hannah to explore the value of nurturing friendships even in the most dire of circumstances.

Deliver Us: What the Prince of Egypt Has to Say about Suffering

If Exodus voices our collective hunger for deliverance, it also calls us to work for deliverance, toward liberatory action.

Seeing and Believing 260 | Michael Almereyda’s Tesla and Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows

Wade and Kevin are back to with their “Summer of Darkness” Noir marathon with the French “Elevator to the Gallows” after an electrifying review of “Tesla”.

COVID Clashes with Capitalism Culture and a Return to School

The most viable option is to plaster the invaluable image of God onto our neighbors, listen to their needs and concerns, and strive to outdo one another in love in whatever capacity we can.

Videogames Probably Don’t Cause Violence, but They Sure Seemed like a Good Scapegoat in 1993

Joking aside, though, I’m sure you’re wondering—do violent videogames cause violence? The answer, according to science, is “Well, mayb…no. Prolly not.”

Persuasion 197 | Getting By… with Wendy Alsup

Wendy Alsup joins this conversation to help us reconcile our current historical moment—which is full of loss and fear—with our tendency to sidestep pain and suffering.

Dream Smaller: The Faithful Obedience of Father Beocca

Too often “dream bigger” has been the mantra of Evangelicals, as if when Jesus spoke the Great Commission, what he really meant was, “Go big, or go home.”

Entering into the Stories of Folklore

In writing fiction, Taylor Swift has somehow managed to ponder the deeper truths of love and loss and life.

Greedy Algorithms and the Gospel: How Computer Science Helps Us Appreciate God More

The computer science concept of “greedy algorithms” can help frame the gospel in a new and refreshing way.

Everything Is Not Okay: How Chernobyl Tells Our Story

Chernobyl has acted as a reminder to me that social media hasn’t made people crazy, paranoid, or stupid—people have always been willing to spread misinformation, lies, and conspiracies when it suits an agenda like a political or religious ideology.