Fugitive Lights: The Renaissance of a Cold War Phenomenon in the 21st Century

Whatever makes me search declassified FBI documents about UFO phenomena is the same thing that keeps me searching the pages of Scripture.

Blood on the Shield: The Importance of Acknowledging the Complicated Narratives of American Heroism

We don’t do “once upon a time,” and we don’t get to ask for a fairy godmother to save us; in America, we save ourselves. 

Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the Ship of Theseus, and Creative Vision

If a character or a story is the Ship of Theseus, how much needs to be reshot, re-edited, cut, arranged, and composed before the original story no longer exists? 

The “Wonderful, Wonderful” Healing Power of Minari

Just in the manner that the “wonderful, wonderful minari” plant can work its magic as you ingest it, nourishing, cleansing, and purifying you from the inside out, so too can this movie resonate, whether or not you have a similar story as the child of Korean immigrants.

Black History Month Roundup, 2021

These contributions are birthed from joy and lament, celebration and sadness, commemoration of the past and considerations of what can be in the future.

Lost and Found: The Tie that Binds (WandaVision to the MCU)

What is the thematic consistency that binds together all the stories of the MCU?

1980 vs. 2020: Anxiety We Have Heard on High

Comparing 1980 and 2020 reveals how pop culture dramatizes our anxieties.

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.

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.

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?