Mooner’s ‘Masterpiece’: The Pop-Rock of American Nostalgia

Mooner’s ‘Masterpiece’ is characterized by the confidence of a band that has found its own unique point of access to a genuinely American spiritual stratum.

Holy Interwebz: Why PR0n R0xx0rz Ur B0xx0rz

Our minds are not in any way prepared to deal with the insane onslaught of Internet porn.

Holy Relics: A Christmas Eve Candle

Centuries of waiting and longing in the time before and after the life of Christ give the season its shape.

Holy Relics: A Crockpot

Lined with residual food stains, the ringed basin of a crockpot might contain clues about its age.

Holy Relics: A Rocking Chair

But to look at a newborn is also to catch sight of the eternal nascence of the kingdom of God.

Holy Relics: The Acoustic Guitar

As the organ suits a stone church with stained glass windows, the guitar suits aluminum sheet siding, coffee in Styrofoam cups, and PowerPoint slide decks.

Holy Relics: The Hymnal, Part 2

God’s happiness for people is seriously complicated, what with the bone-deep sorrow and the crying and everything.

Holy Relics: The Hymnal, Part 1

The Church’s songs convey its beliefs about God, but they also convey its beliefs about God’s world.

Holy Relics: The TV Guardian

Does obstructing a premature thought of sex require us to forego an unsullied idea of hugs?

The Churchgoing Misanthrope Poet: “Plausible Worlds” by Aaron Belz, Free for CAPC Members

When I found out that Aaron Belz was going to let us include his collection Plausible Worlds in our member’s bundle, the first thing I thought was “That fellow is wise enough to play the fool,” and the second thing was, “I am basically sure that that is from Shakespeare.”

Holy Relics: A Church Van

Reliving the adventures of a ten-hour-long ride in the ol’ church van.

Holy Relics: The Church Bulletin

What’s outside this ongoing act of community can be downright horrifying, although that isn’t to say that what’s within the community can’t be.

Holy Relics: A Focus on the Family Movie Review

John is injected with a drug that renders him unconscious.

A small group of twentysomethings seems to be high.

We see the hole in his flesh, the blood-streaked face

and more blood pooling on the ground.

Charles smokes a cigar.

Holy Relics: Super 3D Noah’s Ark

It has now been twenty years since Wisdom Tree released Super 3D Noah’s Ark, and we still have not had our reckoning with its subversive and singular vision.

Holy Relics: The Wooden Pulpit

Each of these pulpits hides its true purpose, which is to bear the weight of the universe upon a slanted shelf.

Holy Relics: A Brand Parody T-Shirt

Does a bait-and-switch involving a commercial brand and Jesus Christ fall within the category of a lesser moral duty suspended for the sake of a higher one, or is something other than a moral act going on?