The Making of Biblical Womanhood and the Missing Mother of God (Part 2)

Celibate monasticism was a symbol of the radical resurrection equality of men and women—of their symmetrical status as eternal brothers and sisters. 

The Making of Biblical Womanhood and the Missing Mother of God (Part 1)

When the highest feminine symbol within church history was rejected as an idol, a primary example of women’s indisputable dignity disappeared too.

Station Eleven: The Virtue of Being an Artist and Answering Death with Beauty

At the heart of Station Eleven is a conflict between affirmation of Life and negation of Life. Affirmation wins.

Station Eleven: The Virtue of Risky Hospitality and Making Monsters into Friends

Rebuilding civilization requires hospitality to strangers, whether they show up cold and dirty on your doorstep, or warm and tiny in your womb.

Sex Ed Through Stories: Helping Our Kids Acquire Healthy Shame

Surrounded by a world of shameless porn and an attitude in the church that sees all shame as unhealthy, we need to remember that it is a holy thing, a beautiful thing, to blush.

Station Eleven: The Virtue of Helping Even When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

Healing doesn’t require a degree. But it does require a willingness to share someone’s suffering.

Station Eleven: Why We Long for the Clarity of Disaster and the Safety of Home

Station Eleven focuses on the clarity that the pandemic’s disaster affords, and the way people re-make their sense of “home” after the damage.

Why You Need to Re-Watch While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping is unusual for this genre because it shows the necessity of both family and shame for the storied couple’s well-being

Dune and Disaster, or, Why Charismatic Leaders Should Come with a Warning Label

Like Paul in Dune, we can fall into the trap of moral expediency—the temptation to care more about winning than about holiness and humble service. 

The Spy Film That’s Better Than Bond, or, Why I Watched Tenet Four Times

This reciprocal, mutual mentoring is possible only because of time inversion, proving that Tenet’s sci-fi premise is no mere gimmick. The story’s moral core depends on it. 

Raised by Wolves: The Temptation and Trauma of an Android Eve

Raised by Wolves shows us a world where the tools we’ve fashioned (AI) are placed in the position of fashioning us.

How Not to Die: Listening to Trees as Old as Jesus

In both the Word and the world—in spirit and in body—trees sustain us with a grace we don’t deserve.

Ray LaMontagne’s Imagination: A Timely Salve in a Troubled Season

Music like Ray LaMontagne’s can play a part in tuning our hearts to this holy grammar all around us.

Sex and the City of God by Carolyn Weber, Free for CAPC Members

In Sex and the City of God, Carolyn Weber shows us the merciful (yet painful) process of Christ re-ordering her loves and directing her paths.

Will Ferrell’s Eurovision Tribute: How to Save the World by Laughing at Yourself

The Story of Fire Saga shows us how to mature past win-lose games into a form of infinite play that values process and relationships over victory.

It’s a Festival, Not a Machine: Celebrating The Symbolic World

Jonathan Pageau’s channel, The Symbolic World, provides a means for the baptism of the evangelical imagination into this symbolic life.