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Seeing and Believing 147: Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and Andrew Hyatt’s Paul, Apostle of Christ

Wes Anderson’s latest hotly anticipated film hit theaters over the weekend, so Wade and Kevin get in touch with their inner dog lovers to review it then turn their attention to their review of one of the three faith-based films to be released around Easter: Paul, Apostle of Christ.

Persuasion 131: Your Food Has a Backstory, with Kendall Vanderslice & Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

For all our dietary awareness these days, one thing we don’t consider much is that our food has a backstory. While obsessing about gluten and fat and carbs, we are neglecting the culture and history and heritage.

Glory and Fury: A Review of Hilary Yancey’s Forgiving God

Forgiving God is about disability, except that it’s not. Not really.

Kill Bill, #MeToo, and the Violence of Justice

It’s a far cry from the “redeeming blood” spoken about in scriptures, but the crimson founts in ‘Kill Bill’ are redemptive in the way they represent purifying the world of misogyny, which is still one of our undeniable dominant cultural attitudes.

Is Mrs. Maisel So Marvelous?

Though we gravitate toward Midge’s beautiful and witty story of overcoming, it is modeled upon an American myth that to be free we must ultimately be unencumbered and successful.

Annihilation Reveals the Dark Side of Vulnerability

Annihilation teaches us, among other things, that sometimes our confession is more cathartic than redemptive.

Mercury & Lightning: John Mark McMillan’s Quiet Prophecy

It takes artists like McMillan to push us off our comfortable thrones.

One a Penny, Two a Penny, Hot Pagan Buns?

The spicy sweetness of hot cross buns holds the juxtaposition of this odd day—while we mourn the darkness, we know the light is on its way.

Seeing and Believing 146: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim: Uprising

It’s nerd heaven on this week’s episode of the show! First up is Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s wildly popular nerd-service novel, Ready Player One. Then the guys turn their attention to another nerd-adjacent blockbuster: Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Rearing Boys to Be Peacemakers in a World Bent on War

When we talk about toxic masculinity, this is what we mean: the mindset calling men to the worldly honor of physical dominance, at the expense of humility and grace.

Cultivating Mindfulness through Alto’s Odyssey

We find echoes of Eden in so many cultural artifacts, even video games.

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and the Escape from Reality

In Ready Player One, humanity longs for the inner self to be unshackled from captivity to a meaningless and confining real world.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and We Don’t Care)

We don’t just need this world to be improved; we need to see it broken and remade.

CAPC Magazine, Issue 2 of 2018: Overcoming

Why do we love stories of overcoming? Find out in this issue of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine.

Jessica Jones: Consent, Autonomy, and Being Remade in Man’s Image

Jessica Jones is a distinctly feminine hero story in a male world delivered to us in the era of #metoo.

“In a World That Holds Such Beauty”: Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn Turns 50

Fifty years after its initial publication, The Last Unicorn still retains its power.