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.

Gospel Fluency by Jeff Vanderstelt, Free for CAPC Members

In Gospel Fluency, Jeff Vanderstelt wants to help every believer speak the gospel in the stuff of everyday life.

Comfort Detox by Erin Straza, Free for CaPC Members

Comfort Detox is a valuable stepping stone for people who are disquieted with their own excess but are not sure what to do next.

The Bent Frame of Our History in Eric Metaxas’s If You Can Keep It

Eric Metaxas has written an inspiring book on American exceptionalism. But does he blur the details of history?

Nordic Noir Reveals That Earth’s Happiest Nations Are Not as Utopian as They Seem

Nordic noir’s bone-chilling revelation is that no matter how far we progress as a society, we are limited and weighed down by our corrupt natures.

Interpret Carefully: Balancing Caution and Hope in Responding to Shusaku Endo’s Novel Silence

If there is a faithful interpretation of Endo’s Silence, it comes because the martyrdoms of the Japanese Christians and Garrpe may successfully testify against the self-justifications Rodrigues offers for his apostasy.

Alien and Station Eleven Reveal the Limits of Survival and Human Nature

Two acclaimed works of fiction challenge the notion that mere survival ought to be humanity’s highest goal.

Making Amends: Eve Tushnet on Addiction in Our Time

It turns out that it is possible to write a hilarious novel about addiction. Eve Tushnet pulls off such a feat (along with offering plenty of insight) in her book on a Reality TV show set at a rehab center.