A Tale of Two Burgesses: On Reading Well in The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone points us toward reading not just as a recreational pastime but as a possible site for the cultivation of virtue.

Pandemic Binge-Watch Survival Kit: 9 Underrated Shows for Sheltering in Place

Some shows to binge-watch as we shelter in place and seek to maintain our sanity in an insane setting.

Fleabag Offers Hope for Those of Us Who Seem to Get Everything Wrong

Through love, we weather the worst of our decisions and become more human. 

Manifesto: Mad Comedian Liberation Front or It Sure Does Take a Lot to Laugh

Chappelle’s best comedy holds, as it were, a fun-house mirror up to our nature.

The Costly Redemption of BoJack Horseman

We ask ourselves what we might need to do to seek reconciliation with those we have hurt, and we don’t like the answers we find.

Overcoming Grief and Facing Fear: How HBO’s The Outsider Explores Coping with Pain

HBO’s adaptation of The Outsider reminds us that we must learn to cope with fear and grief in order to be guides for those in the world who have no hope.

The Good Place Finale: Death Is Bad, and Other Problems in the Afterlife

Why doesn’t the Good Place satisfy? It doesn’t satisfy because it’s an eternity of people getting literally anything they want—anything they can ask for or dream of or do—for the rest of all time.

“You Are a Stranger to History”: Star Trek: Picard Reminds Us to Remember

Star Trek: Picard suggests that understanding history is vital toward moving forward rightly

#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.

‘A Christmas Carol’ for the Cancel Culture

A world that can produce an Ebenezer Scrooge without a merciful God to save and bless us would be a very dark place indeed.

TV & Film 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.

Remembering D. C. Fontana, Star Trek’s Woman of Two Worlds

Star Trek writer D. C. Fontana crafted a bridge, from her own liminal experience to the worlds of her audience.

Out of Apathy: The Transcendence of Morality in The Mandalorian

Stories that follow patterns like this show us that no one is really nonessential—they give us a sense that although the world is big, every person is important, no matter their birth, status, role, or function.

The Advent of Holiday RomComs

Holiday RomComs may not be literary classics or tackling the harsh realities of the world, but they are telling stories and offering rest.

Exhibit A Pulls the Rug Out from Under Our Notion of Truth 

In our enthusiasm to defend truth, we have denied a doctrine at the heart of our faith: that we are finite, sin-corrupted creatures with senses and intellect that are both inherently limited by our creatureliness and marred by the introduction of sin into the world.