How Christians Deal with the Loss of Time

Why do I feel a jot of sadness when I drive past the cornfield that now occupies the space where my childhood home once stood?

The Christ and Pop Culture 25 of 2019

A list of our favorite things from 2019.

CAPC’s Most-Read Articles of 2019

Here’s what everyone was reading at Christ and Pop Culture in 2019.

On Rest and Christmas

Why does resting on Christmas make some people anxious?

A Hidden Life: Terrence Malick Helps Us See the Invisible

In A Hidden Life, Terrence Malick has painted a true Christ.

Exhibit A Pulls the Rug Out from Under Our Notion of Truth 

In our enthusiasm to defend truth, we have denied a doctrine at the heart of our faith: that we are finite, sin-corrupted creatures with senses and intellect that are both inherently limited by our creatureliness and marred by the introduction of sin into the world.

The Highwomen Project Merely Cracks a Mold in Need of Breaking—in the World and in the Church

The church should be a “crowded table” with a place by the fire for every woman—white, black, and brown alike—where she isn’t crammed into a narrow definition of womanhood and femininity.

The Tie That Binds: The Responsibility of Community in Pyre

Pyre utilizes the narrative power of interactive fiction to remind you of a simple truth: that you are not your own.

I’m a VSCO Girl, in a VSCO World: It’s Fantastic with Eco-Friendly Plastic

Combining both consumerism with an early adoption of digital technology, the VSCO girl shows us who we really are; we can just see it better in the teen trend.

The Enterprise, Deanna Troi, and the Importance of Mental Health

We can learn from Deanna Troi’s striking example of the importance of normalizing and encouraging mental health.

The Love That Fights: What It Took for Rachael Denhollander to Bring Down a Predator

Unlike abuse, love does not excuse or minimize wrongdoing.

A Kanye Gospel Album We Didn’t Need, but Welcome

To make an influence on the culture-at-large, Christians don’t need a big-name artist like Kanye West to co-opt the Christian message of grace, mercy, forgiveness, and justice.

Toy Story 4: Lost Toys and the Most Noble Thing

Toy Story 4 models the fact that while farewells may be bittersweet, they can also be hopeful and filled with fondness.

In Praise of Nog: How the Late Aron Eisenberg Embodied One of Star Trek’s Most Memorable Characters

As Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Aron Eisenberg reminded viewers that strength of character can be found in the unlikeliest of places.

Singing a Better Song: CCM’s Incomplete Witness on Race

Race’s conspicuous exclusion from mainstream Christian music (CCM) communicated something implicit and insidious.

The Very “Human” Second Season of Star Trek: Discovery

In season two of Star Trek: Discovery, both the virtues and the flaws of classic Trek’s humanism are on display.