Why Seventeenth-Century French Noblemen All Looked Like Grandmas

Giant, poofy white hair—something those of us alive today all associate with grandmas—somehow, for nearly a dozen generations, became a symbol of male power and virility. How did this happen?

A Tale of Two Gigs (and Two Gospels)

Those who eschew a revisionist view of Scripture around the issue of sex will be viewed as the “do-badders” and no longer the “do-gooders.”

1980 vs. 2020: Anxiety We Have Heard on High

Comparing 1980 and 2020 reveals how pop culture dramatizes our anxieties.

For Several Decades Quicksand Was the Most Dangerous Thing on TV and Movie Screens…and Exactly Nowhere Else

If quicksand is really so dull, though, how did it become such a popular trope in cinema? And how did it disappear just as quickly?

How Purity Culture Failed a Generation

When secular society framed sex as a need or right, purity culture said the same thing—at least to men—and taught a generation of women that they existed to fulfill this need.

Call for Pitches: Renewal

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 1/25 for a feature article on the theme of renewal.

So You Just Found Out You’re in a Cult: A Socratic Dialogue

Wait! Conspiracies happen all the time! Why are people so down on conspiracy theories these days?

Yes, Black America Tried to Tell Y’all

Black Americans have been prophesying to the rest of America about these injustices, because we’ve lived these stories time and again.

People & Happenings of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights important people and happenings that shaped the year that was 2020.

No, Y2K Wasn’t a World-Ending Disaster. It Also Wasn’t a Silly Hoax.

Of course, as overblown as much of the Y2K panic was, the it-was-all-a-big-hoax assessment wasn’t really accurate either.

CAPC’s Most-Read Articles of 2020

Here’s what everyone was reading at Christ and Pop Culture in 2020.

Mixed Blessing by Chandra Crane, Free for CAPC Members

To read Mixed Blessing is to explore the pains and triumphs of multiethnicity––to be seen, for readers who are multiethnic, and to understand, for those who are not.

CAPC Magazine Issue 4 of 2020: Traditions

In this year’s final issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine, our authors look to classic Christmas tales, newer interpretations of favorite stories, and unlikely holiday viewing choices to remind us of the intangible truths wrapped up in our Christmas traditions.

Maybe the Real War on Christmas Was the Friends We Made along the Way

The backlash against O’Reilly’s 2004 fabrication of “The War on Christmas” was as swift as his declaration of it to exist.

Mona Haydar Challenges Authoritarianism

As Mona Haydar makes clear, faith which worships human authority and depends on rules for other people is a form of godliness only, not the real thing.

Jingle Jangle: A Display of Black Hope This Christmas Season

Jingle Jangle is a family-friendly, fantastical musical picture that adds a unique warmth to the mystical season portrayed by African Americans.