The Church and Resegregated Schools: A Must Read Sample of CaPC Magazine

How the Church Resegregated Schools in the South

Online, everything is free, legally or not. And everyone has an opinion on everything. So why should you support CaPC by subscribing to Christ and Pop Culture Magazine?Here are six good reasons: 1. Because of our exclusive, featured articles. If you've come to enjoy our thoughtful, in-depth features, you can still find them on the website. But our best work is exclusive to CaPCMag. Each issue comes with two exclusive features written and edited specifically for the app. This is smart, C … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Cormac McCarthy and Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” is Probably Going to be Terrible

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I love Cormac McCarthy, a lot. Ever since I read Blood Meridian for a Freshman Composition class (no, really) I've been in love with the man's prose. I read all his novels, wrote my Master's thesis on him, visited his archives at TSU San Marcos and read his original manuscripts, taught The Road in several courses, published two papers on him in literary journals, wrote about his works for CaPC (here, and here, and here), and was even quoted in Wikipedia on No Country for Old Men (no, real … [Read more...]

Where are all the Protests over Black-on-Black Violence?

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The following post was originally published April 6th, 2012, but given the verdict in the Zimmerman trial and the protests in response, it bears republishing. During all the recent public discussions about the Trayvon Martin case, I’ve been hesitant to speak too quickly or confidently; new “witnesses” and “evidence” seems to appear every day, and now that the DOJ has been pressured to immediately and carefully investigate, I’m less interested in speculating on the details of the case, until t … [Read more...]

CaPC Magazine, Issue #7: When Good Christians Make Bad Art

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In this issue of CaPCMag we tackle a sore spot for many evangelicals: how Christians participate in culture. Sure, to some extent that's what CaPC is always about, but this issue focuses specifically on big picture views of culture by Christians. In two exclusive features available only in the iPad and iPhone app we examine how Christians have sought to use art as evangelism and what missions can teach us about the value of enjoying cultures. To read these fantastic articles, make sure … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: On the Eve of Our Independence Day, Civil War May Breakout in Egypt

Things are tense in Egypt right now, as the 48 hour timeline set by the military for the Morsi government to meet with protesters has come and gone. Will the military overthrow the government? Will it remove the protesters? Will the government that remains or replaces it be any better for the freedoms of its citizens, including Coptic Christians? The coming hours and days will reveal a lot. Follow the New York Time's Lede for the latest updates on the crisis.Pray for peace and healing and … [Read more...]

CaPC Mag, Issue #5: Befriending Muslims, Human Nature in Star Trek, and Much More!

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This week, CaPCMag focuses on views of human nature and how they affect our world. What does it mean for humans to be fallen yet redeemable? In two exclusive features available only in the iPad and iPhone app we look at two different ways which our assumptions about human nature impact how we treat others and interpret the world. To read these fantastic articles, make sure you download and subscribe now! (there’s a free trial if you’re uncertain. You’ll love it though, so it’s kinda redundant … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: Valedictorian Prays but Should Christians Rejoice?

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Each week in Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and world. When the State announced that it would no longer include prayer during the graduation ceremony at Liberty High School in Pickens County, South Carolina, Roy Costner IV, a valedictorian, took matters into his own hands. The local school district had received complaints from the Freedom From Religion Foundation about school sponsored prayer in the … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: Instead of Cutting Aid, Let’s Increase It

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Each week in Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and world.The number of food stamp and welfare recipients in the United States has grown dramatically in the past few years. Liberals interpret this as a reflection of how well the State is caring for those in need. How would these families eat if they didn't have aid? Conservatives tend to interpret these figures as evidence of out-of-control government … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: When WORLD Mag Promotes a Radical Anti-Muslim Advocate

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In Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and the world.Although I often disagree with some of their political stances, I appreciate and respect WORLD Magazine and its Editor and Chief, Marvin Olasky. WORLD has long been doing the good work of thoughtful, biblical, culture-building journalism and commentary. So, it was deeply disappointing to see Olasky promoting and recommending the works of a radical anti … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: The Boston Bombers Tell Us Why They Did it

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Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and the world. This morning, CNN reported that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators why he and his brother committed their horrifying act of terrorism in Boston:Tsarnaev scribbled [in a note found in the boat he was captured in] that the Boston victims were collateral damage as Muslims have been during war and that an attack against one Muslim is an attack against … [Read more...]


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