Power Plays in Masterpiece’s Victoria

Can Jesus be with Queen Victoria as she struggles to find the right man in a court filled with uncles and male cousins who just want to control her?

“An Adorable Triviality”: The Non-Gnostic Knowledge of Jeopardy!

The knowledge celebrated on Jeopardy! demonstrates one aspect of witness: a positive delight in that “adorable triviality” of a universe that was made for more than our own paltry purposes.

Christmas and The Great British Bake Off

As I contemplate the end of the The Great British Bake Off as I know it and its intersection with the end of Christmas, I can’t help but think about the challenge of the Nativity.

Westworld and the Very Human Experience of Suffering

Does our suffering make us human? The show Westworld tries to answer the question.

Cooked, Slow Food, and the Allure of Beauty

Cooked highlights the good in preparing and enjoying food.

Nothing Is New Under the Black Mirror

If you need a cinematic gut punch, Black Mirror could be helpful.

The False Gods of Rory Gilmore

After nine years, the Gilmore girls are back, and it turns out Rory still hasn’t grown up.

The Weight of The Crown & the Work of the Kingdom

We have remembered our kingdom’s crown but have neglected the example of our king.

Penn & Teller Reveal Secrets but Never Lose the Magic

Knowing the secrets behind the magic in Penn & Teller’s show doesn’t lessen the magic and wonder they create.

The Life and End Times of the Apocalypse

Both The Leftovers and Left Behind may be mere entertainment, but they nonetheless expertly play into the fears of what a less-populated world would entail.

This is Us and the Dignity of Human Emotion

The new show This is Us dignifies raw human emotion, letting us know it’s okay to say we need God and need each other.

Rejecting the Cult of Christianese

By discarding insider talk, Christians have a greater chance of being understood by and communicating with the world around them.

Sincere Faith and the Great Pumpkin

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! is not about the sacred in opposition to the secular but a striving to find the sacred within the secular.

Bought with a Price: ‘Fixer Upper’ and Our Relics of Comfort

While Protestants want to call every believer a saint, we reserve a particular esteem for some of our more public faithful.

Beyond the Final Frontier: A CaPC Tribute to Star Trek

As a tribute to Star Trek’s lasting legacy, here are some of CaPC writers’ favorite moments.

Jessica Jones, Abuse, and ‘The Courage to Be’

Jessica Jones illustrates the ontological, spiritual, and moral anxiety of abuse, as well as what Paul Tillich calls “the courage to be.”