Persuasion 227 | What We Make of Our Mistakes

Erin and Hannah explore various ways we respond to our own mistakes and failures.

Lyrics of Lament: Suffering and Theodicy in Hip-Hop

When Tamir Rice and Trayvon Martin were killed, when children die around the world of preventable disease, when children and teens experience the “death” of family and get bounced around foster homes, evil is manifest. Suffering has a face. Suddenly questioning God’s plan seems the most reasonable course of action.

Seeing and Believing 310 | Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

After myriad COVID-related delays, it’s finally here: the long-awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi opus, Dune.

Persuasion 226 | What We Make of Our Stories

What stories do we tell others about ourselves? What stories do we inherit? Erin and Hannah discuss in this episode of their fall series.

Nate the Not-So-Great: Character Development and Disappointing Viewer Expectations in Ted Lasso Season 2

Nate’s finally getting a taste of what it feels like to be on top, and he likes it. 

Seeing and Believing 309 | Fran Kranz’s Mass

Seeing & Believing takes some time away from the blockbuster to review another Patron Pick, the newly released indie drama, Mass.

Persuasion 225 | What We Make of Others

We cannot escape our connections to others and the way these connections shape who we are and who we will become.

CAPC Magazine Issue 3 of 2021: Perspectives

But the great thing is that just by standing taller, or even stooping lower, we can change our perspective, and see the whole world from a different angle.

How Foresight Changes the Battle: Miss Sloane and Spiritual Warfare

So it is with the “plot” of spiritual warfare throughout human history. Like Miss Sloane, God begins his story with a monologue of such significance that it shapes and reveals all that is to come.

When “Tough Love” Isn’t Loving: Grace for Those on Their Last Chance

Last Chance U shows us that when our options are spent, when punishment doesn’t work, and when there’s little hope left, we need love and grace.

First Cow and Nomadland: Perspective from the Margins

First Cow and Nomadland offer their characters to us as fellow travelers on the road of life, who know that home isn’t just a place, it’s friendship.

Ted Lasso and the Things Men Do Instead of Going to Therapy

All stories can and often do serve as a kind of therapeutic invitation—an opportunity to step out of our current experience and into the experiences of others, whether happy experiences we long to have, or painful experiences we’ve had and are struggling to make sense of.

Seeing and Believing 308 | Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time to Die

The twenty-fifth film in the Bond franchise, No Time to Die, aims to shake up the Bond formula in Daniel Craig’s swan song as 007.

LuLaRich and the Alluring Fantasy of MLMs

With an MLM, you give yourself over; you sell yourself to the business because you are the product. They make money off you and if you make any money, it’s off your downline.

Persuasion 224 | What We Make of Our Suffering

How we react to suffering—our own and others’—reveals much about what we truly believe.

Shang-Chi and the Porous Self

Shang-Chi moved away from the modern “buffered” self toward a recognition of the enchanted “porous” self.