Control of the Board: How The Queen’s Gambit and Hamilton Tell Our Stories

The female experience in life very frequently feels like that of a queen on a chessboard, especially when we get into traditionally male-dominated spaces.

The Mandalorian Recap: Guns and Ships (Season 2, Episode 4)

And so it came to pass that in one fell swoop, the showrunners connected The Mandalorian to the worst ideas of the prequel and sequel trilogies.

Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You: A Masterful Exploration of Faith, Death, and Life After Death

Springsteen’s Letter to You could only be written by someone who spent the better part of five decades trotting beside the mysterious practices of the Catholic Church

Boys State, Starring Our Own Malnourished Political Imaginations

We swim in the waters of partisan conflict, and we can hardly recognize that underneath all the posturing, strategizing, and warfare tactics is supposed to be a real vision of human flourishing.

Blessed Are the Weary, for They Will Find Rest

Turning our expectations and environment upside down, the Beatitudes initiate the reversal of our moral and spiritual fortunes.

You Will Probably Not Be a Rock God, and Neither Will I: Some Deep Thoughts on Bill and Ted Face the Music

We’re not, it turns out, a civilization of rock gods and their devotees; we’re all connected, and we all depend on each other.

Mexican Gothic: Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Dark Fairy Tale

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic functions as both a weird Gothic horror and a fairy tale.

Something Wicked, Something Holy: Light and Darkness in Something Wicked This Way Comes

To participate in politics in 2020 seems to be an exercise in fear, like the call from Dark in Ray Bardbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Pandemic Restrictions, Human Limits, and Meaningful Gestures

The pandemic may have slowed things down, but we still feel the crush of expectations and demands, perhaps more so while working from home and sensing internal and external pressure to prove that we’re pulling our weight.

In Memory of Larry Prater

His life’s work was the common and righteous work of loving those around him until he physically was incapable of serving others.

Church Tycoon and the Church of Christ

The core doctrines of our faith are not mere trappings to make money, as envisioned by Church Tycoon: they are our very reason for existence.

“Wayward Ted”: Celebrating the Fruit of the Spirit in Ted Lasso

In a time when winning has become the ultimate morality, and the struggle to gain and maintain power has turned otherwise absolute standards of goodness into subjective opinion in the eyes of so many, we all need more of what Ted Lasso is dishing out. 

CAPC Magazine Issue 2 of 2020: Wrestling Time

In this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine, we take a look at humanity’s efforts to turn back and fast forward time, often to alleviate our own immediate suffering.

Will Ferrell’s Eurovision Tribute: How to Save the World by Laughing at Yourself

The Story of Fire Saga shows us how to mature past win-lose games into a form of infinite play that values process and relationships over victory.

Returning to the Darkness: Following David Lindsay on A Voyage to Arcturus, 100 Years Later

David Lindsay sought after truth, and he believed the way to truth passed through pain, denial, and sacrifice.

Gardeners’ World and the Object of Attention

A good world that begs—and begets—attention is on display in Gardeners’ World.