Reconcilable Differences: Unity and Division via Pearl Jam’s Gigaton

First off, it’s named for the unit of measurement large enough to record melting polar ice. Gigaton wears doom on the album sleeve.

Run the Jewels’ “Ooh LA LA” Video Imagines Parties Instead of Protests

Though Run the Jewels’ vision of a world that is not dominated by division and greed might be imperfect, it is a vision of hope.

How a Global Pandemic Exposes Our Desire for Authority

COVID-19 forces us to ask, who deserves authority and how is that authority granted?

Believing What We Want: Conspiracy Theories and the Gospel

Our hearts, bodies, and minds need to desire the right things, so that when we are confronted with information that plays on alternate desires and fears we are not persuaded.

The Surprising Blessing of Steak-umm Twitter

Steak-umm has dramatically subverted our expectations of advertisers’ behavior, winsomely reminding us of our interconnections and shared humanity in an environment that thrives only by desensitizing us to that reality.

Understanding & Lamenting Racial Injustice: CAPC Staff Recommendations

Pop culture is a powerful force for change, and these picks from Christ and Pop Culture staff members are a great place to start.

Athletes Aren’t Activists, but Who Else Will Lead?

Athletes shouldn’t be burdened with becoming our culture’s activist leaders.

Carrot Bacon and the Art of Persuasion

There is little joy in many of our arguments, and yet, joy is the most compelling tool we have when we need to persuade.

The Last Dance: What We Got Right & Wrong about It All (Episodes 9 & 10)

We live in a world where superstars can be superstars filled with awe-inspiring athleticism and uncomfortable flaws, and antagonists can be understood without compromising our understanding of ethics. 

Grace for the Classzoom: Schooling in a Pandemic

In a pandemic, how can we foster the community so crucial for education?

Star Trek: Picard’s Beautiful Failure of Imagination

Star Trek: Picard cannot conceive a vision for the good life without an ending in death, which is a failure of imagination.

The Revelation of Contagion in a Time of Pandemic

A lot of people have been watching Contagion recently, and many others are asking why. Is it strangely comforting? Terrifying but in a helpfully distancing way? Morbidly fascinating? The apocalyptic book of Revelation can help us understand.

Emotional Support Artifacts for the Pandemic: CAPC Staff Recommendations

Our staff writers offer recommendations for feeling all the feels during the pandemic with emotional support artifacts.

On Hate-Watching Riverdale

Riverdale haters have the kind of hate that spurs them to action—an act of hate-creating, if you will.

The God of Our Anxiety 

Questions about God and the meaning of life and how it all works linger even after we’ve had great therapy, coping mechanisms, and medicine.

Pop Culture Lifelines for the Pandemic: CAPC Staff Recommendations

Our staff writers offer recommendations so you don’t run out of life-giving things to do as you stay home and stay safe during the pandemic.