Merricat and the Sin of Nostalgia

We are called not to stay as we were found or as we wish we had been found, but to grow in spiritual maturity and knowledge of the Gospel; to remain focused on the past is to refuse to grow spiritually.

Sex and the City of God by Carolyn Weber, Free for CAPC Members

In Sex and the City of God, Carolyn Weber shows us the merciful (yet painful) process of Christ re-ordering her loves and directing her paths.

Compassion (&) Conviction, Free for CAPC Members

Christ and Pop Culture members receive digital copy of Compassion (&) Conviction from AND Campaign thanks to InterVarsity Press.

Returning to the Darkness: Following David Lindsay on A Voyage to Arcturus, 100 Years Later

David Lindsay sought after truth, and he believed the way to truth passed through pain, denial, and sacrifice.

COVID-19 Is Our Monster and Our Mirror

COVID-19 has become our society’s most recent real-life monster.

The Gospel in Dickens, Discount for CAPC Members

Christ and Pop Culture members receive a 30% discount on The Gospel in Dickens when they purchase from Plough.com.

Persuasion 199 | Getting By… with Luke T. Harrington

Erin and Hannah host Luke T. Harrington to discuss the importance of humor and how our faith can actually be strengthened when we learn to take ourselves—and life—a little less seriously.

Wait with Me by Jason Gaboury, Free for CAPC Members

Page by page in Wait with Me, Jason Gaboury encourages us to see these pockets of loneliness as places we can ask God to wait with us, meet with us, and make us more whole.

Persuasion 198 | Getting By… with Gina Dalfonzo

Gina Dalfonzo joins Erin and Hannah to explore the value of nurturing friendships even in the most dire of circumstances.

Persuasion 197 | Getting By… with Wendy Alsup

Wendy Alsup joins this conversation to help us reconcile our current historical moment—which is full of loss and fear—with our tendency to sidestep pain and suffering.

Man the Harpoons!: Reading Moby Dick and Sailing the Twittersphere Looking for a Whale to Kill

If Twitter and Facebook and Reddit and TikTok and whatever else is out there have anything in common, it’s obsession. And that’s what Moby Dick is all about.

Shea Serrano’s Joy Ride

Reveling, then recognizing the same enthusiasm in us, Shea Serrano delights to share these experiences.

For a Few Years, Everyone in France Was Wearing Squid Hats, and the Guy Who Wrote Les Misérables Was to Blame

So-called cephalomania first took off in France, where it suddenly became fashionable to host octopus- and squid-themed parties, and for a few years, squid-shaped hats were considered to be the height of fashion among French women.

From Boccaccio to Chaucer: Storytelling during and after Plague Time

Why do something so frivolous as telling stories when human lives may be at stake? Shouldn’t we be in the business of… well, surviving?

Children of Blood and Bone and the Importance of the Black Imagination in the West

Tomi Adeyemi’s success with Children of Blood and Bone is especially important for our cultural moment.

Exploring America’s Love of a Steely Savior in Jesus and John Wayne

Jesus and John Wayne is history as confession, history as lament, a type of history that hopes in a God who never puts us to shame, even as hope in America does.