The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Truth Be Told (Episode 6)

The Mysterious Benedict Society poses deep, perhaps insoluble, questions related to the subject of truthfulness.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Unity, Not Uniformity (Episode 5)

The Mysterious Benedict Society insists that true unity proceeds through difference, not in spite or in opposition to difference.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: It’s the Little Things (Episode 4)

The Mysterious Benedict Society episode “A Whisper, Not a Shout” shares with its source material an emphasis on the importance of small, seemingly insignificant acts.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Oh Brother! (Episode 3)

Mr. Curtain in The Mysterious Benedict Society series differs from his counterpart in the novel but nicely satirizes the quintessential twenty-first-century tech baron.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Truth, Empathy (and Virtue?) (Episodes 1 and 2)

Can The Mysterious Benedict Society, a book that skewers screen-based media culture, be fully realized on just such a screen?

Persuasion 219 | Real Conversations, with Rebecca McLaughlin

Erin and Hannah invite Rebecca McLaughlin to help us learn how to show up in conversations despite our differences.

Persuasion 218 | Real Relationships, with Rachel Pieh Jones

Erin and Hannah invite Rachel Pieh Jones to help us learn how to show up in real relationship despite our differences.

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.