Summer Shootings, Pokémon Go : Rebuilding Community in the Wake of Destruction

In a season of sorrow, Pokémon Go is a bit of common grace sprinkled on the horror blazing around us.

What’s Getting Us Through the Summer: CaPC Staff Recommendations

Here’s what our writers are consuming this summer when they’re not writing.

The Political Fallout of Cheating Death

‘Fallout 4’ can serve as a commentary about the ability of technology to enhance or destroy human flourishing.

Removing the Mask of Loneliness With Majora’s Mask

The loneliness derived from my own anger and bitterness only lasts for as long as I want it to.

Playing Video Games and Finding Community

Playing video games develops a sense of skill and community, just like any other sport. It’s time for parents and other adults to recognize this.

Hyper Light Drifter’s Groan for Redemption

The world, Hyper Light Drifter reminds us, is fallen, and we have been corrupted through our own folly. But that same world also can and will be redeemed.

“O, Columbia!” ‘Bioshock Infinite’ and Donald Trump’s America

For me, Donald Trump will always be Zachary Hale Comstock, Prophet and Founder of Columbia and the villain of Ken Levine’s ‘Bioshock Infinite.’

Japanese Role-Playing Games: Magic, Airships, and Freedom in Christ

Like the freedom of the airship in a Japanese role-playing game, our freedom in Christ is not simply a negative liberty, a release from worldly constraints

Dark Souls’ Geography of Doubt

In ‘Dark Souls’ as in life, if we linger by the fireside, our embers become ash.

Seeking the Forgotten People & Stories in ‘Tom Clancy’s the Division’

In ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’, I learned that listening to stories unrelated to my own offer meaning and purpose previously hidden.

The Ache of Divine Absence in ‘The Banner Saga’

The absence of a divine presence in ‘The Banner Saga’ contributes to its greater sense of emptiness and loss.

The Beguiling Search for Truth in ‘The Witness’

‘The Witness’ reflects the layered complexity of the Christian tradition.

Suffering Beautifully with ‘That Dragon, Cancer’

We may be broken, but ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ confesses that we are never alone nor without hope.

Revelations of Suffering in ‘Final Fantasy X’ and Shusaku Endo’s ‘Silence’

Violence, death, and loss are common themes in Final Fantasy games but none of them make suffering central in quite the same way as Final Fantasy X.

Enemies and Friends in the ‘Halo’ Franchise

It was grace, and the relationships born out of that act of grace, that transformed Thel ‘Vadam.

LOL Interwebz: Only ’90s Kids Will Understand the Crippling Emptiness of Human Existence

If we’re demanding that our childhood be recycled over and over, perhaps it’s because adulthood as currently conceived of has very little to offer us.