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...]

Christian Responses to Gay Marriage: CaPC Thoughts on Same-Sex Marriage

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Over the years, CaPC has written about the issue of gay marriage in a number of ways. This is not a simple or easy issue for anyone to deal with, although at times we all feel it to be.The following is a list of the top posts we've written on same-sex marriage, starting with the overturning of Proposition 8 in California courts in 2012 to Rob Bell's recent comments.Read, consider, pray, and share. Is There a Better Way Than Proposition 8? Restoring marriage will take much … [Read more...]

Signing Away My Life?

Here's something you might not know about me: I am a singer. Recently, I thought I'd try my voice at an audition for a new NBC reality show being produced by Mark Burnett. The working title for the show is "The Voice". It is apparently going to be an "American Idol" type competition/elimination show, but the concept is based more strictly on the vocals of the contestant. In fact, according to the video that was up on the audition website page earlier this month, it looks like the judges will be … [Read more...]

Four Crucial Technology Landmarks in 2010

Last year a COLLIDE Magazine article once again raised in important question: “It’s 2010? Where’s my Jetpack?”. This look back at technology in 2010 starts with a similar question.Where’s my XBOX720?The PlayStation was released in the US in 1995. The PS2 and XBOX were released in 2000-01, and were followed by the XBOX360 and PS3 in ‘05-06. So where’s the next generation of consoles? There’s a simple answer: they’re not coming. The seventh generation of gaming consoles was built for growth, us … [Read more...]

Most Popular Posts of 2010: #9 – The Lost Finale: All of This Matters

Every Tuesday and Thursday for the next five weeks we’ll be counting down the most read posts of last year. This week, a meditation on (and an inevitable defense of) the series finale of Lost.Obviously, you’re going to find some spoilers down there. Don’t read if you haven’t watched.Lost has a knack for making us hate it. I don’t mean that we “love to hate it,” but that fans of Lost often want so badly to unabashedly love the show, to embrace it, to let it wash over us, but find it throwing … [Read more...]

Most Popular Posts of 2010: #10 – Glee's Grilled Cheezus

Every Tuesday and Thursday for the next five weeks we'll be counting down the most read posts of last year. This week, Richard Clark explores Glee's treatment of faith in its' landmark episode, Grilled Cheezus.The writers behind Glee understand that faith and spirituality is a deeply profound and personal concept. They understand that each person struggles with questions of faith and that those questions must not be trivialized or stifled. They get that many of us find a need to pray to a … [Read more...]

RetroPost: A Blackened Friday

RetroPost is a weekly repost of an older Christ and Pop Culture that has some relevance to current pop culture events or releases.This Week: After a relatively quiet Black Friday, it seems fitting to remember just how ugly Black Friday can become, as it did in November of 2008...By now I’m sure you’ve all heard that a man was trampled to death at Wal-Mart while opening the doors for “Black Friday.” It’s a sad testimony to the greedy, self-absorbed culture that American consumerism (combined … [Read more...]

RetroPost: Fallout 3 & The Challenge of a Gaming Morality

RetroPost is a weekly repost of an older Christ and Pop Culture that has some relevance to current pop culture events or releases.This Week: With today's release of Fallout: New Vegas, it's worth considering the nature of moral systems within games and their implications.In the last two generations of gaming systems, the inclusion of a moral system which affects plot and character has become a prominent feature in many games.  The simple version of this gameplay feature offers the player … [Read more...]

Glee's "Grilled Cheesus": Is Religion Beyond Reason?

The writers behind Glee understand that faith and spirituality is a deeply profound and personal concept. They understand that each person struggles with questions of faith and that those questions must not be trivialized or stifled. They get that many of us find a need to pray to a higher power, to believe in something bigger than ourselves, and to devote our lives to something great. That's why they thought long and hard about a storyline to open up the episode with and provide a context for … [Read more...]

RetroPost: ‘Son of Rambow’ and the Ultimate Summer Fantasy

RetroPost is a weekly repost of an older Christ and Pop Culture that has some relevance to current pop culture events or releases.This Week: Son of Rambow is the rare brilliant movie that you've almost certainly never seen. Fortunately for you, it's now available on Netflix Instant Watch. To celebrate the movie's new availability, we feature Carissa's plea on its' behalf.Summer is the time for big-budget movies; it’s also apparently the season when we, in the eyes of studios, should prefer … [Read more...]


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