Reckoning with R. Kelly

Can we continue to find beauty and truth in art created by human beings who’ve done terrible things, and if so, how?

The Comic World as We Know It, Thanks to Stan Lee (1922–2018)

Perhaps his greatest legacy will be that he never treated comics and superheroes as mere disposable entertainment.

Glimpsing Eternity through a Tweet

What if the mundane areas of your life are actually not quite so mundane?

Cultivating Mindfulness through Alto’s Odyssey

We find echoes of Eden in so many cultural artifacts, even video games.

America’s Evangelical Leaders Could Learn a Lot From Rachael Denhollander

Our congregations would benefit from future pastors who’ve been influenced by women like Rachael Denhollander.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Rethinks Regret

In the fourth season, the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are forced to face one of their greatest foes yet: their own regrets.

Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked at Me Confronts the Horror of Death

After all, grief isn’t rational or given to nice, neat organization.

Penn & Teller Reveal Secrets but Never Lose the Magic

Knowing the secrets behind the magic in Penn & Teller’s show doesn’t lessen the magic and wonder they create.

Doctor Strange Helped Me Survive Election Night

The new movie Doctor Strange reminds us that there are forces at work that we cannot see.

Tragedy and the Balm of Silent Lament

What’s often lost in our desire for a better, safer world is compassion, empathy, and a shared sense of grief.

Hyper Light Drifter’s Groan for Redemption

The world, Hyper Light Drifter reminds us, is fallen, and we have been corrupted through our own folly. But that same world also can and will be redeemed.

Reading ‘Ms. Marvel’ Made Me a Better Dad (No, Really)

When parenting gets hard, I want it to be my way or the highway.

Ecovillage’s ‘All the Colors Speak of You’: Musical Stillness, Free for CAPC Members

Ecovillage’s ‘All the Colors Speak of You’ is an exclusively curated album for Christ and Pop Culture members

Karen Choi’s ‘Paper Birch’: Melancholy and Twang, Free for CAPC Members

Karen Choi’s ‘Paper Birch’ includes a little bit of melancholy and a little bit of twang, free for CAPC members.

‘Death Parade’ Peers into the Darkness of the Soul

Death Parade explores the consequences of sin and the tension between justice and mercy.

Outrageous Offense: ‘Pillars of Eternity’ and the Possibility of Grace

The backlash against crowd-funded ‘Pillars of Eternity’ highlights the hyper-critical nature of our age.