1981 vs. 2021: Searching for Salvation

Reviewing the products of 1981 and 2021 reveals our desperate search for salvation from death… and salvation from modern daily life.

CAPC’s Most-Read Articles of 2021

Here’s what everyone was reading at Christ and Pop Culture in 2021.

Don’t Throw Away Your Nativity Sets: Why Jesus May Not Have Been Born in a “Lower Room”

Jesus’s birth is a breach of human hospitality, not an example of it.

Dune and Disaster, or, Why Charismatic Leaders Should Come with a Warning Label

Like Paul in Dune, we can fall into the trap of moral expediency—the temptation to care more about winning than about holiness and humble service. 

Fictional Evangelicalism: On Reading Daniel Silliman’s Reading Evangelicals

Silliman argues that each of these stories prefigures the current crisis within evangelicalism.

Is Christmas Marvel-ous?

While the Christmas story is Marvel-like in the sense that it explains Jesus’s supernatural powers by showing us his supernatural origins, it’s not fictional.

No, You Can’t Get It All Done: Time Management for Mortals and Mineo’s Never Land II

You have to choose a few things, sacrifice everything else, and deal with the inevitable sense of loss that results.

Loving the God of Little Things

Thank God for the small comforts and consolations that pierce us to the heart with joy—the little things.

Breaking Bread: Midnight Mass and the Inversion of the Eucharist

When the God you preach is nothing more than a simulacrum of your own shadow, it’s easy to justify wrongs against the least of these for your own ends.

CAPC Magazine Issue 3 of 2021: Perspectives

But the great thing is that just by standing taller, or even stooping lower, we can change our perspective, and see the whole world from a different angle.

What It Means to Be Enough

It is enough to be made, loved, and redeemed by God. Now if only his people could figure that out.

That Time That We All Decided to Feel Good about Ourselves, but Somehow It Didn’t End Poverty and Crime

While people sometimes make bad decisions because they feel bad about themselves, the truth is that people make bad decisions for all sorts of reasons, including because they feel excessively good about themselves.

Call for Pitches: Perspective

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 6/7 for a feature article on the theme of perspective.

No, Brainwashing Isn’t a Thing. So I Guess Your Problems Are Your Own Fault.

If anyone could engage in brainwashing, it’s the God of the universe, and he doesn’t. Which probably tells you . . . something.

Why Were Comic Books So Bland and Silly in the 1950s? Moral Panic, Obviously.

Stories that pretend horrifying, disturbing, and immoral things simply don’t exist tend to ring hollow. 

CAPC Magazine Issue 2 of 2021: Hope from Horror

In times of uncertainty, tragedy, and grief, hope is sustenance, life-giving water in a dessert.