How Partisan Politics Interferes with Our Moviegoing Discernment

If we don’t cultivate careful discernment, our political biases may lead to confusion, anger, and even a rejection of what we see and hear.

“Am I Not Free?” The Freedom to Forgo Our Rights for the Sake of Love

A “freedom” which floats above social context and concrete relational bonds is no freedom at all.

When You Think God Is on Your Side: The Fall of the Russian Empire

Nicholas’s assumption that he was acting on God’s behalf to preserve the divinely-blessed Russian Empire pushed the country into disaster. 

Why We Need to Listen to Black Women, the Conscience of America

The truths Black women offer are rarely rosy verities, but they are necessary gospels if we are to make our American culture equitable and just for all.

The Aviator: How Memory, Love, and Art Transform the World

In The Aviator, Vodolazkin redirects our attention away from history as a sequence of ideological movements and towards the individual actions of human beings, each imbued with eternity.

Dallas Cowboys: “America’s Team” Indeed—and That’s Not Good News

The Dallas Cowboys should take off their rose-colored, star-shaped glasses, collectively look in the mirror, and be honest with themselves about who they truly are.

1981 vs. 2021: Searching for Salvation

Reviewing the products of 1981 and 2021 reveals our desperate search for salvation from death… and salvation from modern daily life.

CAPC’s Most-Read Articles of 2021

Here’s what everyone was reading at Christ and Pop Culture in 2021.

What It Means to Be Enough

It is enough to be made, loved, and redeemed by God. Now if only his people could figure that out.

No, Brainwashing Isn’t a Thing. So I Guess Your Problems Are Your Own Fault.

If anyone could engage in brainwashing, it’s the God of the universe, and he doesn’t. Which probably tells you . . . something.

Kilroy Was Basically Everywhere, at Least until World War II Ended

Kilroy graffiti was something of a liturgy: a ritual that reshaped hearts and minds into parallel forces striving toward the same goal.

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.

We Never Quite Figured out What “Political Correctness” Is, but We’re Still All Pretty Sure It’s a Bad Thing

By the late eighties, though, the American right had discovered political correctness, and—well—that crowd has never met a phrase it couldn’t turn into an insult.

So You Just Found Out You’re in a Cult: A Socratic Dialogue

Wait! Conspiracies happen all the time! Why are people so down on conspiracy theories these days?

Yes, Black America Tried to Tell Y’all

Black Americans have been prophesying to the rest of America about these injustices, because we’ve lived these stories time and again.

A Hidden Life, Patriotism, and a Rightly Ordered Love for America

Love of country is good, but love of country must never supersede love of God, and it’s only by loving God most that we can love our country in the way we should.