Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust: Watching Sunshine during a Pandemic

A good story doesn’t make you feel more afraid than you were before; a good story helps you see the best way to act in the midst of your anxious fear, providing you with hope.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople: Social Distancing and Storytelling During the Pandemic

Many of us use humor as a defense mechanism when things go dark, but Waititi seems to use humor as joy-finding—a way of mining light out of dark ore.

Seeing and Believing 240 | Bong Joon Ho’s Mother

Wade and Kevin begin a South Korean cinema marathon. First up is Bong’s 2010 film Mother, a story of murder, money, and parental obsession.

Double Vision: Greta Gerwig’s Little Women Shows Us the Goodness of Different Ways of Life

Gerwig’s recent adaptation of Little Women echoes the Bible’s ability to hold within its pages quite a variety of ideas on marriage and singleness.

Overcoming the Barrier: Loving Our Neighbors Through Subtitles

Christians are commanded to love our neighbors, but we cannot love people we make no effort to understand.

The One Ring of North Yorkshire and the Internet School of Cultural (il)Literacy

It’s in those moments that the internet feels like a good place to be—a place to reveal how a single story written by an English chap in the 1950s has touched and shaped thousands of lives for the better. 

Just Mercy Calls Us to Be the Family of God

Our apathy toward racial injustice is partially rooted in an insufficient understanding of the family of God.

1917’s “One-Shot” Narrative and the “Wayfaring Stranger”

In locking us into the perspective of one of these characters, 1917 ends up being a story that, through the artistry, reminds us that one life has value in the midst of millions.

Transcending Evolution: Love and Death in Spring

Spring suggests that to be truly human is to love in a manner that transcends any evolutionary roots.

Cracks in the Foundation: Lack of Narrative Vision in the Final Trilogy of the Skywalker Saga

Formulas are not the problem with The Rise of Skywalker, but we might say lack of formulaic vision for the whole trilogy.

Happenings: Favorites of the Decade from CAPC Staff

The Christ and Pop Culture team highlights some of their personal favorite pop culture artifacts of the past 10 years in the Faves of the Decade series.

Into the Unknown with Elsa, Queen of Arendelle, and Mary, Mother of God

In Elsa’s story, I see a path that Mary might also have taken as she learned to lean into the delicate whisper of God’s voice. In her humanity, Mary had to learn to say “yes” over and over again in the small things.

Singing into the Darkness: How The Sound of Music Teaches Us to Rebuke Fear

How The Sound of Music can prepare us for Christmas.

TV & Film Favorites of the Decade from CAPC Staff

The Christ and Pop Culture team highlights some of their personal favorite pop culture artifacts of the past 10 years in the Faves of the Decade series.

A Hidden Life: Terrence Malick Helps Us See the Invisible

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

The Advent of Holiday RomComs

Holiday RomComs may not be literary classics or tackling the harsh realities of the world, but they are telling stories and offering rest.