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What Do We Owe Each Other While We Wait for The Good Place?

In essence, “What are my rights?” is private and individual. “What do we owe one another?” is personal and communal. It’s to shift from “What do I deserve?” to “What is best for us?”

The Gospel in Dickens, Discount for CAPC Members

Christ and Pop Culture members receive a 30% discount on The Gospel in Dickens when they purchase from Plough.com.

Seeing and Believing 263 | Niki Caro’s Mulan and Rian Johnson’s Brick

Wade and Kevin take the plunge on the Disney+ exclusive Mulan and Brick, Rian Johnson’s 2006 film noire style debut.

Gardeners’ World and the Object of Attention

A good world that begs—and begets—attention is on display in Gardeners’ World.

The Performers We’ve Lost and the Stories They Carried

The deaths of young celebrities lead to collective shock and grief because of the unique roles performers hold in society.

Persuasion 200 | For God and Country? with Kaitlyn Schiess

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson host Kaitlyn Schiess to kick off the fall series, For God and Country. Each episode will tackle an aspect of how faith and politics collide. PLUS >> Register to win a copy of Kaitlyn’s book!

Out of Many, One: What Jane the Virgin Can Teach Us about Immigration

We’ve forgotten (or refuse to see) that we are better because of our diversity, because we are a nation of immigrants, and because our collective experiences make us stronger.

Seeing and Believing 262 | Bill and Ted Face the Music and Roman Polanski’s Chinatown

Wade and Kevin review Bill and Ted Face the Music then balance out the frivolity with the somber neo-noir classic Chinatown.

Alvin Kelly and the Flagpole Sitters of the 1920s: They Weren’t Sick, but They Weren’t Well…

It was the 1920s, and it felt like humanity could do anything—and it took the opportunity to do really stupid stuff, like pass off urinals as art, chase after nascent fascism, and—yes—sit around on flagpoles for days at a time.

Persuasion 199 | Getting By… with Luke T. Harrington

Erin and Hannah host Luke T. Harrington to discuss the importance of humor and how our faith can actually be strengthened when we learn to take ourselves—and life—a little less seriously.

Chadwick Boseman Lived on Purpose—and We Will Never Be the Same

Choosing to play Thurgood Marshall and Black Panther while facing multiple surgeries and going through chemotherapy could not have been easy. But Chadwick Boseman understood his purpose. 

NBA Playoff Boycott Makes History (and Echoes a 2,000-Year Call to Self-Sacrifice)

The fight for Black lives is more important than money, and the players choosing to boycott for the first time in the league’s history is proof of that. 

Soul Music and the Obviousness of God

And that’s real soul music. It assumes God is within the reality of life—all of your life. Dancing and dating are in the same universe as politics and poetry—this is all God’s world, anyways.

Seeing and Believing 261 | Amanda McBaine/Jesse Moss’s Boys State and Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker

This week’s Seeing and Believing features discussions about Boys State and Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker.

CAPC Magazine Issue 1 of 2020: Reaping Time

If we reap what we sow, shouldn’t we pay more careful attention to where we invest our time and efforts? Let’s look at that together in this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

Wait with Me by Jason Gaboury, Free for CAPC Members

Page by page in Wait with Me, Jason Gaboury encourages us to see these pockets of loneliness as places we can ask God to wait with us, meet with us, and make us more whole.