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Seeing and Believing 118: Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Marti Noxon’s To the Bone

Sci-fi and realist drama share this episode. Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Netflix’s To the Bone.

GLOW: Self-Help Empowerment or Exploitation in Disguise?

That’s the problem at the heart of both GLOW and many modern forms of promoting “women’s empowerment”: it’s false advertising.

Pass the Avocado Toast: The Limits of Self-Care

Practicing others-care isn’t instinctive, as self-care might be, but it is important.

The Man in the High Castle Explores Cultures of Death

What happens when the bad guys win? A TV show offers an illuminating answer to that question.

Persuasion 106: Class Divides in the Body of Christ

Do class divides affect the Body of Christ? That’s the question Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson address in this episode of Persuasion.

Theories of Life, Death, and Afterlife in The Discovery

The Discovery from Netflix explores what could happen if the afterlife offers humans a fresh start on this life.

Guardians, Bellas, and Ruth: All That Sisterhood Can Achieve

A fair representation of women in entertainment would include positive aspects of sisterhood, encouraging women to pursue healthy sisterhood in their own lives.

Oikos and Idolatry in Spider-Man: Homecoming

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the villain Adrian Toomes represents a disturbingly plausible version of a very natural human tendency: the idolization of family.

The Guy Who Just Decided He Was Pope

If you’re wondering how someone can just declare himself pope, keep in mind that things in the church were way less formal back then.

Seeing and Believing Episode 117: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes

War is the theme for this episode as Wade and Kevin review Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Matt Reeve’s War for the Planet of the Apes.

Be Offended and Do Not Sin: An Attempt to Reframe Our Culture of Perpetual Outrage

Rather than framing our offense as a moral stance or an end in itself, we need to learn to frame it as an opportunity.

From Cairo to Christ by Abu Atallah, Free for CAPC Members

Simply put, From Cairo to Christ is an uplifting, illuminating, and convicting read.

Chasing Contentment by Erik Reymond, Free for CAPC Members

In Chasing Contentment, Erik Reymond identifies the lie that satisfaction and contentment come through consumption.

George A. Romero Made Horror What It Is Today

For all their lack of subtlety, zombies dramatize many of our deepest inner conflicts.

Zombies Among Us: iZombie Chows Down on Dehumanization

iZombie explores the dangers of dehumanization as Liz learns to humanize others by consuming their brains.

The Sisterhood of St. Joan

In the real-life person of St. Joan of Arc, we find someone who is both thinking and doing.