Persuasion

Persuasion 168 | Describing The Breakfast Club Ruckus, with Wade Bearden & Kevin McLenithan – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/168_The_Breakfast_Club.mp3 More than 30 years ago when The Breakfast Club released, it became the gold standard for depicting the teen experience. Writer and director John Hughes gathered a motley cast of characters in school library for a full-day detention where they learn no only to co-exist but to see each other for more than what was obvious on the surface. As the princess, the brain, the jock, the basket case, and the criminal, these five students found much more in…

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Persuasion 167 | Podcastin’ in the Rain, with Gina Dalfonzo – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/167_Podcastin_in_the_Raid_with_Gina_Dalfonzo.mp3 When La La Land released in 2016, connections were made to the 1952 classic musical, Singin’ in the Rain. Both featured a brilliant case, lively song and dance numbers, and love interests that first meet in the midst of Hollywood traffic. But Singin’ in the Rain has a decidedly saccharine tone absent from La La Land. It depicts both love and career as gloriously positive and hopeful. And it has the happily-ever-after ending that La La Land lacks (but…

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Persuasion 166 | Get in, Losers. We’re Talking Mean Girls. – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/166_Mean_Girls.mp3 Just as Regina George invited loser Cady Heron shopping, Mean Girls invited itself into our cultural narratives with its acerbic jabs and absurdly comedic happenings. Mean Girls is both silly and serious, offering us a snapshot of the inner-workings of high school cliques and every human heart. We can all relate to Cady, the new girl at school who doesn’t understand the social rules that are second nature to everyone else. Some misfits welcome her kindly, but when the…

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Persuasion 165 | Here’s Looking at You, Casablanca – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/165_Casablanca.mp3 Even if you’ve not seen the 1943 film Casablanca, you’ve probably heard one of its many quotable lines—such as, “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Casablanca is a romance/intrigue story set in 1940s Morocco, where refugees from across Europe landed to gain travel visas for safe passage to America. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, this film is one of the most popular movies of all time. And yet, not everyone has seen it—including Persuasion co-host Erin. Casablanca fits the…

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Persuasion 164 | Behind the Silver Screen, with Alissa Wilkinson – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/164_Behind_the_Silver_Screen_with_Alissa_Wilkinson.mp3 Stories are powerful vehicles for sharing values, emotions, information, and history. Everyone loves a good story! We thrive on stories great and small, from the mundane to the epic. Many of our cultural stories are passed along via the silver screen, where storytelling meets the art of presenting characters and sights and sounds in ways that affect us at our core. A good movie is a shared narrative that beckons us to partake of it together, to learn and…

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Persuasion 163 | Holy Week 101, with Anne Kennedy – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/163_Holy_Week_101.mp3 Holy Week will soon be here, and for Christians everywhere, this week is for celebrating and honoring the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Unless you are familiar with the week’s traditional services and observances, you might consider this week as the bookend worship services, Palm Sunday followed by Easter the next Sunday. But for those in high church, it’s a week full of gatherings, readings, prayers, and liturgy. In the past few years, there’s been a renewed…

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Persuasion 155 | Silent Night – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/Persuasion_155.mp3 For most of us, Christmas delivers us everything but the Silent Night we sing about in that iconic carol. Our preparations for celebrating Christmas could rarely be described as heavenly peace. It’s more like earthly chaos as we race about collecting our gifts, visiting family and friends, and attending performances and parties. As we repeat the lines of Silent Night each year, it can spark waves of guilt: We know our lives—and our hearts—are not living up to this…

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