How Does Sanctification Work? by David Powlison, Free for CAPC Members

David Powlison dispels the myth that there is a “key to sanctification” and then lays the biblical groundwork for spiritual growth.

Literature as Equipment for Living: The Case of The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday equips us to endure our “dissolving age” by reminding us that there is a larger plan set in motion ages ago by the author of our existence.

When Changing Nothing Changes Everything by Laurie Polich Short, Free for CAPC Members

In her book When Changing Nothing Changes Everything, Laurie Polich Short gives us insight into living life fully, whatever our circumstances.

Beyond Otherness Is Where Friendship Begins

In contemporary U.S. society—as in Twain’s post-Civil War South, as in Le Guin’s 1960s culture war America—our shared humanity is dangerously easy to ignore.

Brief Interviews with Hideous Fans: The Ethics of Being a David Foster Wallace Fan

It is possible to be a fan of someone’s work without insisting that everyone else feel the same way.

12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke, Free for CAPC Members

In 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, Tony Reinke presents the pitfalls of smartphone use and suggests a practical way forward.

Struck by Russ Ramsey, Free for CAPC Members

Death’s party-crashing ways are detailed in a new book by Russ Ramsey, titled Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death.

Moving Past the Purity Movement

It’s time to find a way past the Purity Movement that helps us fuse what we know about sex with what we know about God and how he wants us to live.

Dorothy Parker’s Fearless Criticism Made Me a Better Writer (and a Better Person)

Dorothy Parker was far removed from my Christian comfort zone but her work helped me to find a voice of my own.

Reset by David Murray, Free for CAPC Members

Reset is an excellent example of taking the fruits of common grace psychology and integrating them into a practical theology for Christians.

Paradoxology by Krish Kandiah, Free for CAPC Members

Paradoxology provides an apologetic for uncertainty and a defense of discomfort.

The Not-So-False Dichotomy of Fate/Zero

Submission to a worthy and trustworthy person emboldens, even in the fictional relationships of Fate/Zero.

Dave Eggers’s The Circle : A Social Media Dystopia

In The Circle, no one is ever known, because knowledge about others is mistaken for actually knowing others.

2 + 2 ≠ 5: Finding Hope in 1984

This is what 1984 can offer us: a fuller picture and vocabulary to articulate the brokenness beneath our apathy, fear, and information overload.

“Come on Dandelion, Tell Us a Story”: A Richard Adams Primer

Richard Adams is gone now, but as a storyteller he lives on. He’s handy that way.

Searching for Our Own Reflections: Lessons from Alana Massey and Madeleine L’Engle

Alana Massey’s “All the Lives I Want” lifts up our shared humanity.