Persuasion 178 | Processing Creative Tensions

Erin and Hannah wrap up The Creative Process series with a discussion about the tensions that must be acknowledged as part of the creative life.

I’m a VSCO Girl, in a VSCO World: It’s Fantastic with Eco-Friendly Plastic

Combining both consumerism with an early adoption of digital technology, the VSCO girl shows us who we really are; we can just see it better in the teen trend.

Vignettes of Darkness: A Halloween Reflection

On the last night of October, we gather up plastic jack-o-lanterns, light up sneakers, and shuffled candy wrappers. We look straight into the façade of evil victories and declare that hell has no hold on us.

Persuasion 174 | Processing Voice & Platform Development, with Helen Lee

Persuasion has a guest! Helen Lee joins us for a conversation about voice development, reaching your audience, and handling rejection as part of our series The Creative Process.

Notes from the Ultimate Misfit, an Enneagram Four

We all, especially Enneagram Fours, must not sacrifice the sacredness of the mundane on the altar of self-actualization.

Persuasion 173 | Processing Art’s Temporal Nature, with Kendall Vanderslice

Persuasion has a guest! Kendall Vanderslice joins us for a conversation about time constraints, consumption, and investing the hours needed to hone your craft as part of our series The Creative Process.

CAPC Magazine Issue 4 of 2019: Misfits

What does it mean to be a misfit for Jesus? Let’s look at that together in this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

Persuasion 172 | Processing Creative Space, with Michelle Radford

How do you make space for creative work? Artist Michelle Radford joins Erin and Hannah for a conversation about making room for the creative life in this episode of The Creative Process series.

Call for Pitches: Reaping Time

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 10/3 for a feature article on the theme of Reaping Time.

Kim’s Convenience and Finding Solace in Imperfect Parenting

No matter the culture, parents will always be parents, and the fears that cling to us that we might be doing irreversible damage to our children—whom we love more than life itself—reflect back to us in the best stories about families with children.

CAPC Magazine Issue 3 of 2019: Self-Definitions

Who are you? Who am I? These are the mysteries tackled in this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

Thirsty for the Galaxy’s Edge: A Dispatch from Star Wars Land

There’s an insatiable appetite behind this ever-increasing desire for deeper escape and stories that never end.

Believing the Unbelievable in Amazon’s Good Omens

Herein lies a tricky challenge for the Christian viewer of Good Omens: how comfortable am I suspending disbelief to enjoy an imagined story that flirts with my most preciously held beliefs? 

Literary B-Sides, the Legacy of T. S. Eliot, and Kenotic Art

It would seem that T. S. Eliot left an unequivocally Christian literary legacy. But did he?

Reparations: Repairing and Rethinking Our Idea of Independence

We’ve only partially enjoyed the truest sense of American independence and freedom as long as we support or remain apathetic to the indifference of a system that is insistent on overlooking past wrongs.

Reality TV and Our Kingdom of Spectacle

Competing for titles, money, contracts, and (sometimes even) a person’s affections, all for the entertainment of an audience, can cause figurative deaths—devaluation of a person’s worth, the consumption of their soul.