Disney’s Soul Is So Good Because It’s So Black

Soul can help Christians remember that how we share the gospel message can be just as important as sharing it.

A Hidden Life, Patriotism, and a Rightly Ordered Love for America

Love of country is good, but love of country must never supersede love of God, and it’s only by loving God most that we can love our country in the way we should.

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.

Wonder Woman 1984’s Good True Story

WW84 asks us to confront the truth that while we have some desires that are good, even good desires can become dangerously disordered.

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.

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.

Bent Out of Shape: The Ring of Power and the Wraithing of Humanity

Power is no thing to love, only to bear with, as Tolkien teaches us.

Jingle Jangle: A Display of Black Hope This Christmas Season

Jingle Jangle is a family-friendly, fantastical musical picture that adds a unique warmth to the mystical season portrayed by African Americans.

Knives Out in “the American Church”

How can we endure, persevere, and cultivate in a moment when “the American church” is marked more by public wreckage than unity?

The Genre Genre: Repetition and Love in Palm Springs

In Palm Springs, the acceptance of repetition is to some extent important, but its importance is also hinged on the leap of faith

The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of 3D Cinema

When you factor in the higher costs, the uncomfortable glasses, and the headaches, it was probably only a matter of time before the novelty wore off.

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.

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.

Enola Holmes and the Goodness of Telling Old Stories from New Perspectives

What I love about the creation and inclusion of the Enola character is how much she makes sense in the Holmes family and how much she adds to the ethos of the story. 

What The Vast of Night Taught Me about Living in the Moment

If we struggle believing the best is yet to come, the first step is acknowledging that not all nostalgia is healthy.

Merricat and the Sin of Nostalgia

We are called not to stay as we were found or as we wish we had been found, but to grow in spiritual maturity and knowledge of the Gospel; to remain focused on the past is to refuse to grow spiritually.