“An Adorable Triviality”: The Non-Gnostic Knowledge of Jeopardy!

The knowledge celebrated on Jeopardy! demonstrates one aspect of witness: a positive delight in that “adorable triviality” of a universe that was made for more than our own paltry purposes.

Poetry, Prophecy, and Power in The Bards of Bone Plain & Last Song Before Night

Novels by Patricia McKillip and Ilana Myer suggest another role that poetry might yet play in our society: the project of re-enchantment.

Beyond the Final Frontier: A CaPC Tribute to Star Trek

As a tribute to Star Trek’s lasting legacy, here are some of CaPC writers’ favorite moments.

Quantico ’s Sin-Sick Systems

Quantico’s first season poses the question, When, if ever, does a large system become too corrupt to preserve?

Star Trek Beyond Explores the Cosmography of Relationship

By stressing spatial relativity and disorientation in space, the film demonstrates the need of a physics and metaphysics that incorporate relationship.

Belle’s Fairy Tale Education: Learning Virtue in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a fairy tale that self-consciously meditates on the role fairy tales play in the development of character.

Wild Kratts and the Love of the Creature

The Kratts successfully exemplify an approach to the natural world that is thoroughly compatible with a Christian approach to creation care.

The (In)vulnerability of Supergirl

Supergirl’s vulnerability is also precisely what makes her a hero in the first place.

‘Forbidden Planet’ Is Still Relevant & Thought-Provoking 60 Years Later

Forbidden Planet delivered a solemn warning about humanity’s interactions with technology, a warning that’s no less relevant to 21st century audiences.

‘Downton Abbey’ and the Weight of History

‘Downton Abbey’ succeeds by reminding us of the human face of history.

The Liturgies of ‘Shaun the Sheep’

Deep down, we are liturgical creatures, designed to live, to learn, to work, and even to play according to guided rhythms.

From Cthulhu to Christ: Why H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Despair Is Still Worth Reading

Lovecraft reminds me of just how small and loathsome I truly am apart from Christ; and he does so with carefully wrought and vivid imagination.

“Is It Too Late to Change the Name?” Redemptive Identity in Ant-Man

Ant-Man takes on the identity of a hero first, and only starts to act like a hero afterwards.

Survival and Life in ‘Wayward Pines’

What makes ‘Wayward Pines’ particularly intriguing is the way it dramatizes the distinctions between truly living and merely surviving.

Sir Christopher Lee: Exploring Evil for the Sake of Greater Goodness

The late actor believed in showing the tragic horror yet also the willfully evil of his onscreen villains.

Zach and the Vinestalk: Zach King’s Six-Second “Fairy Tales”

In his Vine videos, King creates a fictive world that is, in one sense, enchanted.