Addictive Consumption and the Antidote of Beauty

Whereas the world of addictive pleasure teaches us to feel, the world of beauty teaches us to sacrifice: to go beyond attention to the self and give attention toward another.

The Long Obedience of Sunderland A.F.C.

Throughout Sunderland’ Til I Die, the club burns through new coaches, players, and strategies attempting easy tweaks and quick fixes. But there is no single problem keeping them from winning.

Battlestar Galactica: A Retrospective Look at a “Jewish” Tale of Orientation, Disorientation, and Reorientation

But what the writers knew that the viewers did not is that history—as Battlestar understood it—was neither linear nor cyclical. Quite surprisingly, and to the consternation of more than a few, it was Jewish.

How Wynd Rises Toward Renewal

At its heart, Wynd is about our own search for renewal and who we become through the journey.

Longing for Mercy: Cobra Kai and the Meaning of Christmas

Cobra Kai’s lack of mercy on display makes us look for a different way, which the Christmas tradition provides. Christmas is all about mercy.

Fatman: The Sleigh, the Truth, and the Life

In Fatman, we root for depressed and weary Santa as the underdog, unaware a highly trained assassin is coming for him; yet we’re given hope through hints of his supernatural powers to fight injustice.

Scrooge: Individualism Run Amok

By opening himself and giving to others, Ebenezer Scrooge is living a more robust life himself.

People & Happenings of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights important people and happenings that shaped the year that was 2020.

Book & Game Favorites of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights their favorite books and games from 2020 that managed to break through the dark days and deliver a bit of goodness.

Music & Podcast Favorites of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights their favorite music and podcasts from 2020 that managed to break through the dark days and deliver a bit of goodness.

TV Favorites of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights their favorite TV shows from 2020 that managed to break through the dark days and deliver a bit of goodness.

Film Favorites of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights their favorite films from 2020 that managed to break through the dark days and deliver a bit of goodness.

How the Muppets Helped Me Contemplate My Mortality This Christmas

Just as Scrooge re-evaluates his life and actions when he comes face-to-face with his tombstone, so too does the tradition of memento mori ask us to evaluate our lives in light of eternity.

Christian Storytelling and the Upsidedown Shadowlands

“Further up and further in” is an imaginary concept, informed by legend and myth, and also Scripture. These are invitations for all to partake in bigger experiences, conversations, joy, and peace.

On the Come Up and Letting the Story Speak

Clinging to my perspective while reading endangers my practice of reading as a method of gaining insight.

Let the Story Live a Natural Life

For creators and the participants both, there lies a danger in loving a story to its own detriment. A perverse love fails to love a story for the good within it, but rather desires it to go on and on, never ending.