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Anime & Overcoming – Christ and Pop Culture – Christian Article

Comic book heroes have the same stories told about them again and again. How many versions of Krypton exploding or Batman’s parents being killed have we seen? And yet, our heroes are largely stable in terms of powers and character. If Wonder Woman today fought Wonder Woman from a decade ago it would be a draw—she has the same superpowers and skill level that she’s always had. For that matter, she will appear to be the same age despite the…

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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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“The importance of the Holy Spirit to the Believer” – Christian Article

A powerful message today lead by Head Pastor of the Houston Branch of “Royal Place Ministries International, Pastor Nsikak Udo. Who gave an indepth lecture on the importance of the “Holy Spirit” in the life of a Believer. One of the hot points he spoke on was the difference between “having the Holy Spirit inside you and been filled with the Holy Spirit“. He also spoke about the physical and spiritual benefits of been filled with the Holy Spirit. He…

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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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Art. What Is It Good For? – Christian Article

We hear a lot that art’s purpose is this or art’s purpose is that. We hear that art is meant for showing us God or poking holes in the hegemony or disturbing the viewer or making the world more beautiful—or that art is meant for the purpose of any one of a pile of other competing dogmas. (Usually this is because whoever is speaking has a tidy point to make either about a particular work or in order to prop…

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