Editor’s Picks

You’re Not You When You’re Always Connected – Christian Article

For the past few weeks, every Saturday, I’ve been doing something crazy. I’ve turned my phone off for the entire day. At first it was really hard. I would reach for that little rectangle instinctively. I’d tap my pockets for no reason. And then I felt phantom vibrations—you know the ones you feel when you think your phone is going off even though it’s not even next to you. These are all signs of an addiction, and I’m not alone.…

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Avengers: Endgame, Nebula, and the Love that Transforms – Christian Article

*The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.* Avengers: Endgame is a movie about love. The cynic might say that it is about the love of money, which it has accumulated at a record pace. But while there is no shortage of vapid paint-by-numbers blockbusters available, it is hard to imagine that Endgame could have been so wildly successfully were it not also born out of a deep love for the Marvel community. By all accounts, Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel…

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The Horror of Us Is God’s Judgment on America – Christian Article

**This article contains spoilers for Us.** Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, Us, is a multi-layered narrative that, for some, is a complex Hitchcock-esque masterpiece that demonstrates Peele’s excellence as a writer and director. For others, it is disappointing at worst, and confusing at best. Whether you enjoyed it or not, Us is filled with layered themes of social mobility, comparative economic philosophies, and equity that critique who we are as a nation and people, and from where we’ve come. The…

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Hacksaw Ridge and the Strange Sovereignty of God – Christian Article

I was thrilled when Ben Smitthimedhin closed his recent article on Underoath and Emery with a meditation on Shusaku Endō. “I think Endō is on to something about the God who seems, at times, to abandon us,” he writes. “Rather than letting us be, our Lord is a God who haunts us into submission, a God who won’t leave us alone, a God whose words will never be erased.” Smitthimedhin’s point is ultimately about letting God be God, whatever our…

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George Bailey at the Bridge: The Costly Virtue of It’s a Wonderful Life – Christian Article

Thanks to the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey is a household name to many Americans. But his story is a radical one. He has big dreams that are left unfulfilled. He doesn’t “stay true to himself.” He gets kicked down over, and over, and over again. Although the protagonist of the film, he is decidedly unheroic, by modern standards. If George Bailey’s story was told in 2018, he would leave Bedford Falls to chase his dreams, he…

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CAPC’s Most-Read Articles of 2018 – Christian Article

Reviewing our most-read articles each year gives us a snapshot of the cultural highs and lows from the past 365 days. Our content covers a wide array of topics—film, television, literature, media, internet, politics, music, tech, sports, celebrity culture, and more. The most-read article list is a check of our readership’s pulse, so to speak. And the articles that got our readers’ hearts beating in 2018? There are several covering the #metoo and #ChurchToo movement; a few on key cultural…

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The Christ and Pop Culture 25 of 2018 – Christian Article

What were the most-meaningful cultural influences of 2018? The Christ and Pop Culture 25 is a list of our favorite people, works of art, or cultural artifacts from the past year that we feel best represent God’s truth and grace in the world. The list is extremely weird, a meandering, whiplash-inducing product of the diverse perspectives of our writers. We wouldn’t have it any other way. The goal of our list is to illuminate and appreciate the good both in…

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