Trope Alert: The Real Virus Is Sin

The video makes it harder, not easier, for watching Christians to envision how their faith calls them to engage with the surrounding world in a time of crisis.

Believing What We Want: Conspiracy Theories and the Gospel

Our hearts, bodies, and minds need to desire the right things, so that when we are confronted with information that plays on alternate desires and fears we are not persuaded.

The Surprising Blessing of Steak-umm Twitter

Steak-umm has dramatically subverted our expectations of advertisers’ behavior, winsomely reminding us of our interconnections and shared humanity in an environment that thrives only by desensitizing us to that reality.

Hippocampus Press, Small Publishers, and the Full Library

Religious readers may find important insights in the dark corners explored by Hippocampus Press and other niche publishers of weird fiction.

Carrot Bacon and the Art of Persuasion

There is little joy in many of our arguments, and yet, joy is the most compelling tool we have when we need to persuade.

Something New under the Sun: Hyper-Reality and Pornography

Christians can ignore hyper-real pornography to our peril, respond to it unwisely, or work to understand and countervail its sexual destruction that already is at work in our society and our churches.

Cardi B: A Voice of the People

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

A Curation of Hope: Some Good News with John Krasinski

Because what is happening is so serious, Krasinski finds the light in the dark to give us hope. Some Good News is a curation of that hope, and that is a very needed thing right now.  

Why Truth-Loving Christians Still Have a B.S. Problem (and What We Can Do about It)

We need to learn how to cut through the B.S. and un-deceive ourselves daily to gain a clearer vision of both God and the world.

Mukbang Videos and the War of Raging Appetites

The fundamental appeal of a mukbang video, then, is the promise of satisfaction through excess.

#OKBoomer and Generational Warfare in Succession

Generational squabbles, while entertaining for a minute on social media, reveal not just discontent with financial security but expose our temporality on this rock.

Happenings: 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.

Memeing the Classics: How SparkNotes on Twitter Enters into a Great Work

Memeing the classics can be a way to plant seeds of interest, sparks that make seemingly dull, intimidating, or difficult pieces of literature come alive with possibility.

A Frankenstein Approach to Self-Definition

We tinker and work slavishly as Dr. Frankenstein did, assembling our online creations with the parts we gather from various sources.

Swipe Right: Tinder and the Quest for Perfection

In so doing, Tinder taps into the soul’s quest for perfection while inviting the user to advertise themselves for mass consumption.

‘Do Rich People Stuff’ and Other Unhelpful Advice

Hiding behind Ramsey’s statement is a subtle, unspoken moral declaration that wealth comes from good behavior and poverty comes from bad, and both financial conditions are the result of one’s character.