Outwardly Wasting Away: Hope in the Horrible-Childhood Memoir

The most basic hopefulness present in every autobiographical disaster tale is its very existence. The name of the author on the front cover, together with their picture on the back flap, proclaims to the reader, “I survived.”

Why Were Comic Books So Bland and Silly in the 1950s? Moral Panic, Obviously.

Stories that pretend horrifying, disturbing, and immoral things simply don’t exist tend to ring hollow. 

How Wynd Rises Toward Renewal

At its heart, Wynd is about our own search for renewal and who we become through the journey.

Addictive Consumption and the Antidote of Beauty

Whereas the world of addictive pleasure teaches us to feel, the world of beauty teaches us to sacrifice: to go beyond attention to the self and give attention toward another.

How Not to Die: Listening to Trees as Old as Jesus

In both the Word and the world—in spirit and in body—trees sustain us with a grace we don’t deserve.

Black History Month Roundup, 2021

These contributions are birthed from joy and lament, celebration and sadness, commemoration of the past and considerations of what can be in the future.

Being the Bad Guys by Stephen McAlpine, Giveaway for CAPC Members

Being the Bad Guys gives us the courage to admit our weaknesses so we can boast all the more of our Savior’s love.

How Purity Culture Failed a Generation

When secular society framed sex as a need or right, purity culture said the same thing—at least to men—and taught a generation of women that they existed to fulfill this need.

Scrooge: Individualism Run Amok

By opening himself and giving to others, Ebenezer Scrooge is living a more robust life himself.

Book & Game Favorites of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights their favorite books and games from 2020 that managed to break through the dark days and deliver a bit of goodness.

Mixed Blessing by Chandra Crane, Free for CAPC Members

To read Mixed Blessing is to explore the pains and triumphs of multiethnicity––to be seen, for readers who are multiethnic, and to understand, for those who are not.

Bent Out of Shape: The Ring of Power and the Wraithing of Humanity

Power is no thing to love, only to bear with, as Tolkien teaches us.

Christian Storytelling and the Upsidedown Shadowlands

“Further up and further in” is an imaginary concept, informed by legend and myth, and also Scripture. These are invitations for all to partake in bigger experiences, conversations, joy, and peace.

On the Come Up and Letting the Story Speak

Clinging to my perspective while reading endangers my practice of reading as a method of gaining insight.

Persuasion 208 | People People, with Chris and Elizabeth McKinney

Erin and Hannah invite Chris and Elizabeth McKinney for a conversation about loving your neighbors for their miniseries called Happy, Thankful, People.

Persuasion 207 | Thankful People, with Dustin Crowe

Erin and Hannah invite Dustin Crowe for a conversation about thankfulness for their miniseries called Happy, Thankful, People.