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.

The Enterprise, Deanna Troi, and the Importance of Mental Health

We can learn from Deanna Troi’s striking example of the importance of normalizing and encouraging mental health.

Rory Williams Is a Misfit Refined by Love

Like Rory Williams in Doctor Who, we are called to show up in the difficult places, called to be near broken people and called to uncomfortable situations.

In Praise of Nog: How the Late Aron Eisenberg Embodied One of Star Trek’s Most Memorable Characters

As Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Aron Eisenberg reminded viewers that strength of character can be found in the unlikeliest of places.

Not Like Me: The Irony of Heeding the Tragic Hero

Simply upholding these tragic hero figures as warnings ultimately cheapens our understanding of both human depravity, and, more consequently, the extent of grace.

The Very “Human” Second Season of Star Trek: Discovery

In season two of Star Trek: Discovery, both the virtues and the flaws of classic Trek’s humanism are on display.