Connection, Consolation, and the Power of Being Known in Netflix’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

This desire, this need, to be known and loved is instilled in all of us. It’s God-given, and it draws us to God.

Luke Cage and the Problem of Compelling Villains

When the villains are the most compelling part of your story, then the story ultimately becomes all about villainy.

Let the (Big) Children Come Unto Me: On Harry Potter, Young Adult Literature, and Learning to Love Your Audience

I discovered, as I imagine J. K. Rowling did at some point, that to love teenagers is to write them as they are—not as we wish they would be.

Family Matters in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp

In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Marvel reveals the importance of intact families—wherever we might find them.

Awe, Fear, and the Miraculous in the Jurassic Park Franchise

The real success of the Jurassic Park franchise lies not in a desire to see dinosaurs run amuck again and again, but in our desire to be shaken out of our lethargy and see something indescribably greater than ourselves.

God Is Stranger by Krish Kandiah, Free for CAPC Members

When we recognize how God is both strange and good, familiar and unfamiliar, and how the Bible is strange and true, we need not fear the “unhighlighted” portions of our Bibles, but read them with confidence.

Solo: Gambling on an Origin Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story edifies not only the existing Star Wars canon, but it injects new meaning into the life and storyline of Han Solo.

The Royal Wedding and Our Fascination with Majesty

The British monarchy is not devoid of dysfunction or heartache, but it gives us a real-life vision for the royalty that is to come.

Planet Earth II, Imago Dei, and a Redeemed Creation

Human life is so much more meaningful than a mad scramble for existence—the sum total of our days so much more than to live and breed, to fight for existence and then die.

Avengers: Infinity War: When Death Isn’t Final

Movies with such a dismal ending don’t usually inspire audiences to keep coming back for more—let alone smash box office records—so what’s really going on with Infinity War?

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the Unrelenting Optimism of Jake Peralta

Better to live life as a heroic optimist, desiring and expecting good, flourishing, and well-being in and for others.

A Tale of Two Tomb Raiders: Sex and Objectification in the Action Franchise

Like in this year’s Tomb Raider, we deserve portrayals of female heroes who stand on equal ground with the best male action heroes—not tethered to objectifications of our sexual prowess.

Jessica Jones: Consent, Autonomy, and Being Remade in Man’s Image

Jessica Jones is a distinctly feminine hero story in a male world delivered to us in the era of #metoo.

Finding Faith Like an Odd Child in A Wrinkle in Time

Although ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ makes no mention of God, it demonstrates how pure intellect devoid of faith is also devoid of love and of hope.

Gotham: Moral Dilemmas and the Darkness within Us All

Gotham deftly shows the destructive nature of sin, leaving no one immune to its temptations or effects.

New Girl, Landlines, and Business, Man!

Sometimes it takes a “landline” and a little bit of getting up in each others’ business to see exactly how much friendship works for our good.