The Ending Is the Drama: Mission: Impossible, Fairy Stories, and the Longing for Consolation

The Mission: Impossible films appeal to us because they offer a kind of terrifying drama that ends in assurance and consolation.

Our Quest for a King: LeBron James’s Example of Fatherhood

For LeBron James, being a dad is everything. He is devoted to his children, making fatherhood one of the coolest things he’s ever done.

Hazy Beer in an Age of Authenticity

When consumerism dictates what is considered “good,” tradition and standards are reduced to marketing and the notion of craft itself is hollowed out.

Call for Pitches: Illustrations

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 8/8 for a feature article on the theme of illustrations.

Leave No Trace and the Struggle to Leave Behind the Fears of Our Parents

As Leave No Trace teaches us, we’ve all been given lenses tinted by unhealthy fears because we live in a broken world that inflicts varying degrees of trauma on everyone.

B.Y.O.B. (Be Your Own Boss) Culture and the Cult of Self

If we embrace the hustle without a critical eye, we can feed ideas about ourselves that are untrue. Namely that we are the ultimate authority: the true “captain of our souls.”

What Is Christian Conversion? The Case of Danai Gurira’s The Convert

Danai Gurira’s play The Convert strips away spiritualized clichés to interrogate the real, complex, and often all-too-earthy motives behind conversion to Christianity..

David Foster Wallace and Worship in the #MeToo World

Who has the words to grieve that David Foster Wallace could write what we believe and betray it constantly in his own life?

Family Matters in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp

In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Marvel reveals the importance of intact families—wherever we might find them.

CAPC Magazine, Issue 5 of 2018: Identity

Identity is like a mystery. Think of this issue of the Christ and Pop Culture Magazine as a clue.

Phantom Thread and the Curse of Loneliness

While Phantom Thread works as a metaphor for the difficulty of relationships (and the conclusion is not to be taken literally), it also provides a picture of spiritual pursuit.

Ben Myers’s The Apostles’ Creed Reminds Us of Our Roots

When we recite an ancient creed, we aren’t just reminded of our roots but of our current connection to a global church.

How Mr. Rogers’s Analog Show Speaks to Us in a Digital Age

When we were just children, Mister Rogers gave us the tools we would need to combat the loneliness and isolation we would face as adults in the digital era.

Enhancing Your Independence Day Celebration

Our Independence Day celebrations are lacking when we refuse to go deep.

Persuasion 141: Get Appointed to Your Dream Job (No Experience Necessary)

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss dream jobs that, like being appointed to the Supreme Court, have zero requirements. For Hannah, it’s being a justice; for Erin, it’s being a food critic.

Persuasion 140: The Blame Game in Separating Families

Erin and Hannah discuss the way our public discourse has become about winning and sides rather than solving a crisis that is looking for a blame game in separating families. Is it possible for us to set politics aside?