Eighth Grade

CAPC Magazine Issue 2 of 2019: Illustrations – Christian Article

Letter from the Editor: Show Me What You Mean Don’t tell. Show. This is the cardinal rule of writing, a rule I was introduced to years ago at my first writers conference. It was scribbled across my writing samples by the reader assigned to review my articles. I also vaguely remember a snippet of explanation, something about my writing style feeling a bit like being pushed into the deep end of the pool instead of inviting readers to ease into…

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Eighth Grade and the God Who Loves – Christian Article

Every so often a film comes around that captures reality in such a way that it reveals the very soul of a cultural moment. Bo Burnham’s debut film, Eighth Grade, penetrates the social imagination in exactly that way. The film stars Elsie Fisher in a breakout performance as the “most shy” eighth grade superlative winner Kayla Day. Kayla is an endearingly awkward wannabe YouTube sensation (her videos only get one or two views per post) who spends her days in…

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Twelve Movie Moments – Christian Article

For each day of Twelvetide, Christ and Pop Culture writers will point to some of the cultural goodness that gives hope in the midst of life’s messyness. It’s our version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, filled with things our writers have found to be life-giving. Some entries are 2018 artifacts, some are from years past. All of them point us to hope. One of the wonderful things about cinema is its ability to capture and preserve a single enchanting…

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