How a Global Pandemic Exposes Our Desire for Authority

COVID-19 forces us to ask, who deserves authority and how is that authority granted?

McCarthyism Was Driven by a Lot of Bluster, Paranoia, and Hearsay, Which for Legal Purposes Is a Fact Unrelated to the Present Political Moment

These hearings, like everything McCarthy had done up to this point, were fueled mainly by McCarthy’s desire to further his own career.

Believing What We Want: Conspiracy Theories and the Gospel

Our hearts, bodies, and minds need to desire the right things, so that when we are confronted with information that plays on alternate desires and fears we are not persuaded.

Why Tickle Me Elmo Is the Key to Understanding Our Current Political Chaos (Sort Of)

It was obviously a touch ironic that Sesame Street, as a show created for poor inner-city kids, was inspiring such rabid suburban consumerism, but at the time, it was actually exactly what Sesame Street needed.

Understanding & Lamenting Racial Injustice: CAPC Staff Recommendations

Pop culture is a powerful force for change, and these picks from Christ and Pop Culture staff members are a great place to start.

Athletes Aren’t Activists, but Who Else Will Lead?

Athletes shouldn’t be burdened with becoming our culture’s activist leaders.

Something New under the Sun: Hyper-Reality and Pornography

Christians can ignore hyper-real pornography to our peril, respond to it unwisely, or work to understand and countervail its sexual destruction that already is at work in our society and our churches.

No, There Isn’t a Global Satanic Cult That Ritually Abuses Millions of Children, but for a Long Time We All Really Wanted to Believe There Was

It’s not really a mystery why people yearn to believe bizarre and dramatic tales of evil: the actual truth about evil is that it’s mundane, pervasive, and unfixable, at least to us mortals.

Grace for the Classzoom: Schooling in a Pandemic

In a pandemic, how can we foster the community so crucial for education?

Why Tulips Briefly Cost More Than Mansions

If you don’t have any sort of hope beyond death, the absurdity of everything tends to hit you hard. And then you end up doing stupid stuff, like betting the family farm on a bunch of tulips.

Cardi B: A Voice of the People

There is something admirable about Cardi B and her efforts to serve her neighbors.

Emotional Support Artifacts for the Pandemic: CAPC Staff Recommendations

Our staff writers offer recommendations for feeling all the feels during the pandemic with emotional support artifacts.

A Curation of Hope: Some Good News with John Krasinski

Because what is happening is so serious, Krasinski finds the light in the dark to give us hope. Some Good News is a curation of that hope, and that is a very needed thing right now.  

Virtual Reality was Virtually Real, for About Five Minutes in the Nineties

Ultimately, the problem with VR was that it, like so much that happened in the nineties, put technology ahead of content.

The God of Our Anxiety 

Questions about God and the meaning of life and how it all works linger even after we’ve had great therapy, coping mechanisms, and medicine.

Pop Culture Lifelines for the Pandemic: CAPC Staff Recommendations

Our staff writers offer recommendations so you don’t run out of life-giving things to do as you stay home and stay safe during the pandemic.