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Persuasion 117: Remember When You Used to Be Bored?

Erin and Hannah discuss giving our minds a rest by being bored or engaging in play, and what we might be losing by engaging serious thought in every lull.

The Dissect Podcast Fills a Gaping Hole in Music Criticism

Dissect reminds us that we need critics who help us engage with art more deeply.

American Gods: A Pagan Enchantment Which Does Not Satisfy

What is it about the idea of things, powers, and beings beyond nature that draws people into these stories?

Horizon Zero Dawn and the Technology That Enslaves and Saves Us

Horizon Zero Dawn is a story about creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, but one in which technology is the true religion and artificial intelligence the ultimate god.

Harvey Weinstein and Sexualized Pop Culture Call for Prophetic Engagement

Harvey Weinstein’s scandals unearth the exploitation of women in movies and TV, hidden in plain sight.

Seeing and Believing 130: George Clooney’s Suburbicon and Kogonada’s Columbus

Wade and Kevin take George Clooney’s version of a Coen screenplay, Suburbicon then turn their attention to Kogonada’s Columbus.

Failing Faith by Wade Bearden, Free for CAPC Members

In Failing Faith, Wade Bearden invites us into his life so that we might find a faith that can hold up under the weight of real-world realities.

Mindhunter Spots the Evil Inside Us All

Instead of showing us how the good guys can go bad, Mindhunter wonders if maybe the good guys have been just as evil all along.

Making All Things New by David Powlison, Free for CAPC Members

In Making All Things New, David Powlison is realistic about the fact that sexual brokenness is often wider and deeper than we initially surmise.

Persuasion 116: Beyond Digital Discipleship with Winn Collier

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson invite author and pastor Winn Collier to discuss the concept of moving beyond digital discipleship.

Curse Your Listeners: Making Sense of Derek Webb’s Fingers Crossed

To an outsider looking in, Derek Webb’s latest feels more like an unintentional cautionary tale than a story that evokes sympathy.

The Christological Vision of Pirates of the Caribbean

They made Pirates a supernatural story set in the “real world” that helps us to grasp the spiritual realities that those drowning in the real tend to deny.

Who Will Remember Wallander?

Wallander raises a question that has a wonderful response: Who will remember us in the end?

Seeing and Believing Episode 129: Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and Rob Reiner’s LBJ

We come from the land of the ice and snow with a review of the newest Marvel movie, “Thor: Ragnarok” and Rob Reiner’s, Oscar contender “LBJ”

That Time the World Didn’t End in 1844

Miller predicted Christ’s return based on all that stuff in Daniel about “time, times and half a time” that everyone pretends to understand but doesn’t.

Are Women Really Welcome in the World?

The power of a represented voice joining in unison with underrepresented voices was especially clear to me the night of the Scandal episode.