Dog Man, Poop Jokes, and the Power of an Honest Story

Pilkey’s Dog Man books are able to communicate important truths without sacrificing the quality of the story—and he did that by being honest.

Sacred Endurance by Trillia Newbell, Free for CAPC Members

Newbell has the practical life experience and theological foundation to unpack what it means to run a race with endurance, and why the Bible so frequently utilizes this metaphor. 

#middlegrademarch, Reading Challenges, and Our Superabundance of Choice

A reading challenge can be just the pause we need to stop and consider which books in our collections contain truth and goodness—which are told in a beautiful way.

Manifesto: Mad Comedian Liberation Front or It Sure Does Take a Lot to Laugh

Chappelle’s best comedy holds, as it were, a fun-house mirror up to our nature.

Fighting Consumerism with Fasting and Feasting

Christian fasting and feasting is the ultimate anti-consumerist response.

Overcoming Grief and Facing Fear: How HBO’s The Outsider Explores Coping with Pain

HBO’s adaptation of The Outsider reminds us that we must learn to cope with fear and grief in order to be guides for those in the world who have no hope.

The One Ring of North Yorkshire and the Internet School of Cultural (il)Literacy

It’s in those moments that the internet feels like a good place to be—a place to reveal how a single story written by an English chap in the 1950s has touched and shaped thousands of lives for the better. 

Just Mercy Calls Us to Be the Family of God

Our apathy toward racial injustice is partially rooted in an insufficient understanding of the family of God.

How Christians Deal with the Loss of Time

Why do I feel a jot of sadness when I drive past the cornfield that now occupies the space where my childhood home once stood?

Happenings: Favorites of the Decade from CAPC Staff

The Christ and Pop Culture team highlights some of their personal favorite pop culture artifacts of the past 10 years in the Faves of the Decade series.

Reading & Playing: Favorites of the Decade from CAPC Staff

The Christ and Pop Culture team highlights some of their personal favorite pop culture artifacts of the past 10 years in the Faves of the Decade series.

The Reluctant Witness by Don Everts, Free for CAPC Members

Everts encourages Believers to go back to meditating on God’s Word which subsequently fills us up for authentic, instead of forced, conversations with non-Christians.

The Love That Fights: What It Took for Rachael Denhollander to Bring Down a Predator

Unlike abuse, love does not excuse or minimize wrongdoing.

What Does Your Soul Love by Gem and Alan Fadling, Free for CAPC Members

Gem and Alan Fadling ask foundational questions of ourselves and the world around us and then remind us that the best answer is found in Jesus.

Following in the Footsteps of Sophie Scholl’s Misfit Messiah

The film’s intentional depiction of an all too real history invites reflection on the nature of the conscience and urgency of becoming a misfit.

Memeing the Classics: How SparkNotes on Twitter Enters into a Great Work

Memeing the classics can be a way to plant seeds of interest, sparks that make seemingly dull, intimidating, or difficult pieces of literature come alive with possibility.