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.

Fugitive Lights: The Renaissance of a Cold War Phenomenon in the 21st Century

Whatever makes me search declassified FBI documents about UFO phenomena is the same thing that keeps me searching the pages of Scripture.

Addictive Consumption and the Antidote of Beauty

Whereas the world of addictive pleasure teaches us to feel, the world of beauty teaches us to sacrifice: to go beyond attention to the self and give attention toward another.

I Promised Myself I Wouldn’t Talk about “Cancel Culture” Here, but Then Crime Scene Happened, so I Guess I Have To

The reality is that the whims of the internet mob are, at best, only occasionally guided by moral clarity and a sense of true justice.

CAPC Magazine Issue 1 of 2021: Renewal

We’re three months into 2021. Is it everything you hoped? Or nothing like you dreamed? For many of us, the excitement has worn off, and the hard work of renewal has begun.

Thinking Christianly about Telling Stories

Stories aren’t “Christian” or “not Christian.” They either tell the truth or they don’t.

Black History Month Roundup, 2021

These contributions are birthed from joy and lament, celebration and sadness, commemoration of the past and considerations of what can be in the future.

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.