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.

Not Like Me: The Irony of Heeding the Tragic Hero

Simply upholding these tragic hero figures as warnings ultimately cheapens our understanding of both human depravity, and, more consequently, the extent of grace.

A Perfect Movie: The Enduring Legacy of The Princess Bride

When the grandfather reads the story to his grandson, he invites us all to sit at his knee and listen. He invites us to be children again. 

A Frankenstein Approach to Self-Definition

We tinker and work slavishly as Dr. Frankenstein did, assembling our online creations with the parts we gather from various sources.

Dancing with Milton’s Satan: The Joker and a Fascination with Evil

Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, and John Milton’s Satan invite us to view them as the heroes of stories that were never intended to be about them.

A Voice in the Dark: The Relation between Art and Suffering

It’s perpetually difficult for those who love their creativity to understand and to reconcile it with their dark sides.

Violet Evergarden: What Is Love?

When we understand that love is multi-faceted and that it uncovers hurts, we move closer to understanding how love redeems.

The Suffering Service of Jim Hopper

And, as inevitably as Hopper strives against the darkness of the Upside Down, he also struggles to choose the higher goods before him.

‘Bigger on the Inside’: How Gateway Fantasy Gives Space to Our Longings

No one who journeys through a magic portal or gateway or liminal space in such a story believes the world or worlds on the other side will be smaller.

In Search of the Common Good by Jake Meador, Free for CAPC Members

Modern man and woman are acting out lives bereft of meaning, wonder, and purposeful work. Meador posits a better way, offering a vision of life and community that draws us more deeply to one another, to our Creator, and more deeply to ourselves.

The Monster at the End of this Book, Arrival, and How Nonlinear Stories Help Us Think

If you know there is a monster at the end of the story, it takes great bravery to turn those pages.

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?

Mythos & Ink Academy Fantasy and Sci-Fi Writing Course, Discounted for CAPC Members

“Novel Structure According to Harry Potter” is a ten-week course designed to instruct in the storytelling prowess of J. K. Rowling, using Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as the case study.

Strange Flourishing: The Christian Moment in Twentieth-Century British Literature

Hepburn’s book examines the major resurgence of orthodox Christian faith among British writers in mid-20th century.

Time in the Telling: How Stories of Time Help Us Grapple with a Fallen World 

All of time itself is but a dream from which the people of Narnia—and, let the reader understand, all of us—will someday wake.

Live the Questions by Jeffrey Keuss, Free for CAPC Members

Live the Questions shows us that we don’t have to scramble for answers, or even fear them. We can live in those questions and grow closer to the Lord and others in the process.