CAPC Magazine Issue 3 of 2020: Stories

Good stories point us to Christ—to who He is, what He loves, what He’s done, and what He’s yet to do.

We All Should Have Seen the Beanie Babies Crash Coming, but We Didn’t

For anyone who didn’t live through the nineties, it’s difficult to explain how big a deal Beanie Babies were.

Blessed Are the Weary, for They Will Find Rest

Turning our expectations and environment upside down, the Beatitudes initiate the reversal of our moral and spiritual fortunes.

Pandemic Restrictions, Human Limits, and Meaningful Gestures

The pandemic may have slowed things down, but we still feel the crush of expectations and demands, perhaps more so while working from home and sensing internal and external pressure to prove that we’re pulling our weight.

In Memory of Larry Prater

His life’s work was the common and righteous work of loving those around him until he physically was incapable of serving others.

No, the Medieval Era Wasn’t Characterized by Rampant Witch-Burnings. You’re Thinking of the Modern Era

Under the extreme stress of plagues and environmental disaster, people were undoubtedly looking for someone to blame, which—hmm, that sounds familiar.

MSG Is Perfectly Safe to Consume, but We All Spent Several Decades Freaking Out over It Anyway

By the late sixties, “chemicals” were no longer magical things that were going to solve all of our problems; they were dangerous things that were going to kill us all, and MSG was no exception.

COVID-19 Is Our Monster and Our Mirror

COVID-19 has become our society’s most recent real-life monster.

Gardeners’ World and the Object of Attention

A good world that begs—and begets—attention is on display in Gardeners’ World.

Alvin Kelly and the Flagpole Sitters of the 1920s: They Weren’t Sick, but They Weren’t Well…

It was the 1920s, and it felt like humanity could do anything—and it took the opportunity to do really stupid stuff, like pass off urinals as art, chase after nascent fascism, and—yes—sit around on flagpoles for days at a time.

CAPC Magazine Issue 1 of 2020: Reaping Time

If we reap what we sow, shouldn’t we pay more careful attention to where we invest our time and efforts? Let’s look at that together in this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

COVID Clashes with Capitalism Culture and a Return to School

The most viable option is to plaster the invaluable image of God onto our neighbors, listen to their needs and concerns, and strive to outdo one another in love in whatever capacity we can.

Videogames Probably Don’t Cause Violence, but They Sure Seemed like a Good Scapegoat in 1993

Joking aside, though, I’m sure you’re wondering—do violent videogames cause violence? The answer, according to science, is “Well, mayb…no. Prolly not.”

History Is Written by the Losers

The lesson is that if we don’t tell the true stories, if we fail to pass them down to future generations, the lies will rush into the vacuum and take over.

The Sisters Who Pulled a Prank and Accidentally Started a Religion

For Kate (age ten) and Maggie (age fourteen), the whole thing started as a harmless prank, but evolved into a movement of millions trying to talk to the dead.

School Reopening Dilemma Is an Education in Itself

The issue of reopening schools has raised a question we’ve been putting off for far too long: what is the purpose of public education?