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The CAPC Digest 87: Lady Bird and Cultural Homesickness with Hal Koss

Drew and Tyler chat with Hal Koss about his recent article “Lady Bird Offers Us an Antidote for Our Cultural Homesickness.” We discuss the ultimately hopeful message of Lady Bird. We also chat about the impact our places of origin have had on us and the connection between love and attention.

Super Nintendo and the Spiritual Life

Desire drives our disciplines, and becoming disciplined at something takes time.

Crying in Public: The Cost of Gawking at Tonya and Tammy Faye

We are the audience, with our endless appetite for scandal, standing around the woman at the well (or in this case the two women at the well), ready to throw stones.

CAPC Magazine, January 2018: Change Agents

Without change, without renewal, we die, sometimes from the inside out. Find some change agents inside this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

Call for Pitches: Overcoming

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 2/2 for a feature article on the theme of overcoming.

Persuasion 125: Post It Online or It Didn’t Happen

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson talk about our use of online platforms as a sort of repository for all of our life happenings, big and small, how they become an external hard drive for preserving memories, whether images or words, for all-eternity.

The Church Must Offer the World More Than Mere Authenticity

The Church has a profound gift for a world hungry for true authenticity: consistent convictions about truth.

Should Christians Laugh at Dave Chappelle?

Can we be faithful to Christ and laugh with Dave Chappelle?

The Bizarre Reason Michelangelo’s Moses Has Horns

For several centuries, if you wanted to make sure the viewer knew you were sculpting Moses, you gave him horns. Weird, right?

Seeing and Believing 139: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread and Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya

It’s dressmakers and figure skaters on the show this week, but the movies being reviewed are anything but prim and proper: “Phantom Thread” and “I, Tonya”

Redemption of the Jedi: A Look Back at Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

At the end of Return of the Jedi, for a moment, Luke embodies a balance, not between darkness and light, but between mercy and justice.

The CaPC Digest 86: Stranger Things and This Is Us with Justin Cloyd

Drew and Tyler are back in 2018 with CaPC writer Justin Cloyd to chat about his recent article “The Relatable Longings of Stranger Things and This is Us”.

No Laughing Matter: Funny Games and the Moral Implications of Our Entertainment

People can be, are, and indeed always have been entertaining, but people are never entertainment.

The Post‘s Most Important Contribution Isn’t about Freedom of the Press

Perhaps the best way we can honor Graham’s paradigm-shifting, government-deception exposing, heroic legacy is to partner with one another much sooner on the journey than Graham’s skeptical advisors partnered with her.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Shows Us a World Full of Meanness

The film’s accurately bleak depiction of a world without grace instills a powerful longing in viewers that reality might actually be otherwise.

Persuasion 124: Can We Change the Culture of Abuse and Assault?

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza invites Christ and Pop Culture staff writer Abby Perry to discuss if we can change the culture of abuse and how to go about it.