CAPC Podcast #4: Hot Pockets, Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church, The Beats Music App

Listen here.Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we discuss a wide range of topics and provide the kind of perspectives you've grown to love from our stable of thoughtful, talented writers and editors. Please consider subscribing, enjoying, and reviewing the show, all of which you can do just a few clicks away in iTunes.Today, Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by Staff Writers Brad Williams and Nick Rynerson to discuss the mysteries of what goes inside the now-recalled Hot Pockets, S … [Read more...]

Introducing: Christ and Pop Culture, The Podcast

Click here to listen!After nearly a year of dormancy, we're ready to get back on the podwagon: introducing the new Christ and Pop Culture Podcast. Please consider subscribing, enjoying, and reviewing the show, all of which you can do just a few clicks away in iTunes.The CaPC podcast will be published three times a week. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we'll be keeping up with a wide range of topics--film, music, the church, sports, sexuality, race, etc.--and providing the kind of per … [Read more...]

Richard Sherman: Role Model?

Richard Sherman has become the face of Super Bowl buzz this year, moving into the mainstream hype right alongside the legendary Peyton Manning. He got there by trash talking, specifically in this interview after the Seattle Seahawks’ win over the 49ers put his team in the Super Bowl. Sherman declared he was the best cornerback in the NFL and took credit for the play that sealed the game. He did it with the flair of a professional wrestler, and the nation wasn’t thrilled.Sherman himself rec … [Read more...]

Hip Hop Out of Nothing: A Disenfranchised Community’s Word-Wrought Empowerment

It's not uncommon to see web, tabloid, and newspaper images of  Jay Z sitting courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game. He's a mogul, a purveyor of "cool," and a world-famous musician; he belongs there, he fits the bill. But the scene is really peculiar within the scope of American history: a black male flaunting his wealth and enjoying the heights of cultural prestige. This image would be unthinkable half a century ago.Why is this would-be peculiarity now the norm for Jay Z, and many other famous b … [Read more...]