Soul Music and the Obviousness of God

And that’s real soul music. It assumes God is within the reality of life—all of your life. Dancing and dating are in the same universe as politics and poetry—this is all God’s world, anyways.

Deliver Us: What the Prince of Egypt Has to Say about Suffering

If Exodus voices our collective hunger for deliverance, it also calls us to work for deliverance, toward liberatory action.

Entering into the Stories of Folklore

In writing fiction, Taylor Swift has somehow managed to ponder the deeper truths of love and loss and life.

Hamilton Invites Us to Imagine the Power of Forgiveness

Alexander is redeemed, not because he deserves it, but because Eliza grants redemption to him.

Reconcilable Differences: Unity and Division via Pearl Jam’s Gigaton

First off, it’s named for the unit of measurement large enough to record melting polar ice. Gigaton wears doom on the album sleeve.

Run the Jewels’ “Ooh LA LA” Video Imagines Parties Instead of Protests

Though Run the Jewels’ vision of a world that is not dominated by division and greed might be imperfect, it is a vision of hope.

Humor and Humility in the Music of Father John Misty

No matter his graphic language, depression-stoked benders, and religious satire, Father John Misty still orbits Christianity with a gravity he can’t escape.

Don’t Wait to Engage with Black Stories

We must also educate ourselves, immersing ourselves in the stories and experiences of the Black communities and individuals in America.

Understanding & Lamenting Racial Injustice: CAPC Staff Recommendations

Pop culture is a powerful force for change, and these picks from Christ and Pop Culture staff members are a great place to start.

Cardi B: A Voice of the People

There is something admirable about Cardi B and her efforts to serve her neighbors.

Don’t Get Fooled Again: On MIDI 2.0 and the Reality of What We Hear

If there’s anything we’re capable of, it’s getting creative with power. And the power over what appears to be truth is a terrible power indeed.

“Set Me Free”: Lecrae’s Music Video Inspires Hope Amid Coronavirus

Lecrae’s “Set Me Free” is an artistic extension and expression of what he sees as an opportunity to not only set himself free but to also liberate others from the vices of self-serving attitudes that consume our culture. 

After 25 Years, Jimmy Eat World Isn’t Just Surviving

In their newer albums, Jimmy Eat World shows that the good stuff lies just beneath the soil of the stories we tell ourselves.

Unboxing Christian Music: Colony House Blurs Industry Lines

By moving past the bounds of the Christian music genre, Colony House pours truth into people who might not hear it anywhere else.

Music Favorites of the Decade from CAPC Staff

The Christ and Pop Culture team highlights some of their personal favorite pop culture artifacts of the past 10 years in the Faves of the Decade series.

Strange Negotiations: The David Bazan Documentary

Strange Negotiations peels the curtain back to show the emotional and relational cost that this seemingly successful business model extracted from David Bazan.