Frequently Searched Questions: Rob Bell Roleplaying Game

The following are actual search terms people typed into Google (Yahoo?) which directed them to CaPC. In most cases they didn’t find the answer they were looking for on our site. FSQ is an attempt to remedy this problem by answering some of the most (de)pressing questions sent to us through search terms.This week’s theme is Music Statistics.Q 1. The percent of death by country music. Good question. With the bad economy you'd expect to see a significant rise in country music related dea … [Read more...]

Kim Jong Un: Sexiest Man Alive (or, We’re Not Here to Judge, China)

The Onion has finally done it. I am pretty sure that this was the plan of the Onion and all of its content for the last decade.  Last week the Onion released a piece, in classic Oniony fashion, naming North Korean supervillian/supreme leader/newlywed Kim Jong Un the sexiest man alive.Most Onion readers didn’t think much more about it than when they reported on the tragic car accident that sadly, did not kill Glenn Beck. But the People’s Daily, China’s state run, communist mouthpiece report … [Read more...]

Good Ok Bad presents “Great Graphic Novels for Kids”

By now, you've probably noticed the awesome illustrations that accompany our features, such as this one or this one. They're the work of one Seth T. Hahne, a master illustrator who also happens to run his own excellent site, Good Ok Bad, where he regularly reviews comics, graphic novels, and manga. He's recently published "Great Graphic Novels for Kids", which, as the title implies, contains recommendations from pre-kindergarden all the way through junior high: More than any other request, I ha … [Read more...]

What Can the Church Offer Victims of Abuse and Violence?

It’s no easy task addressing serious issues such as abuse and violence. Even within the Church, where honesty and help should abound, such issues are often tucked away rather than tackled. That’s why I so appreciated the way Trillia Newbell handled this difficult topic. She displayed great grace and wisdom—and courage—in an article posted at The Gospel Coalition titled “Remember the Victims—Like Me.”Newbell boldly calls on the Church to raise its awareness level regarding this issue because v … [Read more...]

God and Country Music: The Country Music Culture Wars

Country music, since its inception, has been a (if not the) voice of rural, white Americana. With a musical genealogy to be darn proud of, stretching back to Dock Boggs, the great coal mining banjo player, to the legendary Hank Williams, the king of country music, Country has not only been a voice for the working folks but also a voice against the encroaching modern, urban world. And with the mainstream American culture changing at what seems to be a terrifying, rapid pace, Country music is … [Read more...]

One of the “Two and a Half Men” Is Growing Up

You may not know who Angus T. Jones is. At least, you don't know that you know who he is. Jones is the "half man" on the show Two and a Half Men. He recently said that he thinks the show is filthy and unfit for human consumption. The show, he says, is in conflict with the things he has been studying in the Bible, and he no longer wants to be a part of it.I fear that this conversation might spiral into whether or not Two and a Half Men is really so bad. I have seen perhaps two or three … [Read more...]

Bringing My Four-Year-Old to “Wreck-It Ralph” Was a Total Parenting Fail

For a moment on Thanksgiving Day, my wife and I were those parents. You know the kind that I'm talking about. The kind of parents that you hear about on the news, or read about on your friend's blog, and make you shake your head and wonder "What in the world were they thinking?" The kind of parents who... bring their child to a movie that he was too young for.That's right: On Thanksgiving Day, my wife and I took our four-year-old to see Wreck-It Ralph, Disney's acclaimed animated movie about … [Read more...]

Hobby Lobby, Contraception, and the Morning After Pill

You've probably heard about the contraception controversy in the Obamacare mandate, i.e., that companies who have health plans must include coverage for contraception in those plans. Many churches and religious organizations cited this as an infringement on their religious liberties, and they've been granted an exception to that particular clause. However, corporations and private businesses have not been granted that exception, and some Christian-run stores, such as Hobby Lobby, are challenging … [Read more...]

Tracking Devices: Satan In Our Schools?

Wired’s David Kravets reports that a student in San Antonio, Texas named Andrea Hernandez has been suspended from high school until she agrees to wear a tracking device that monitors her whereabouts on campus throughout the day. Apparently, Hernandez and her family object to the devices on the basis of privacy rights and religion. As Kravets writes, “The Hernandez family, which is Christian, told InfoWars that the sophomore is declining to wear the badge because it signifies Satan, or the Mark of … [Read more...]

Science Explains Why We Love to Suffer on Black Friday

I've only gone out on Black Friday -- the massive shopping "holiday" that takes place on the day after Thanksgiving -- once. It was shortly after I got married. My wife and I went to the local Kohl's, found some items we liked with reduced prices. We never purchased those items, because we decided we had better things to do with our Friday than wait in a line that wrapped all the way around the store's interior. We put the items back and left.However, there are plenty of people who are … [Read more...]