RetroPost: How Do You Respond When Your Team Loses?

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This Week: With the BCS Bowl having just passed and the SuperBowl in the near future, Christians face yet another opportunity to come to terms with the possibility that their team may not be the … [Read more...]

RetroPost: God-Clause – Reflections on Santa and Theology Proper

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This Week: Some holidays provided renewed opportunity for debate every time that time of the year rolls around. Halloween, July 4th, and Christmas all provide ample opportunity for lively debate … [Read more...]

RetroPost: Your Life in 12 Words or Less

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This week: In light of the recent twitter firestorm, we thought we'd spotlight an article our co-founder and editor, Alan Noble, wrote about the potentially harmful affects our facebook profile can … [Read more...]

Confessions of a First-Time American Idol Viewer

Yes, that’s right—I’d never seen a full episode of American Idol before this week. Yet, by the end of Wednesday night’s results show, I had picked favorites, made up a couple of uncharitable nicknames for contestants, shrieked “What?!?” in complete disbelief, and considered several conspiracy theories to explain voting patterns. I believe there may also have been some kicking and fuming and muttering about “American insanity.” In short, I got really involved. It’s not that I’ve ever been opposed … [Read more...]

Podcast #25: Should Christians Cast Down their (American) Idols?

Click here to listen!Click here to listen!About three weeks ago, Ben and I sat down and discussed American Idol, including the morality of American Idol's infamous audition episodes, whether or not Christians should embrace and support Idol Gives Back, and more. Also, we give out our Christ and Pop Culture Awards for Voting Shows.We love feedback. If you’d like to respond you can comment on the website, send an email to christandpopculture@gmail.com or best yet you can leave a voice-mail a … [Read more...]

The Case for Simon Cowell

Editor's Note: This is the first in a week-long series of articles by various writers about American Idol.“That sounded like a cat being set on fire and run through a car wash for extinguishing. It was the most awful sound I have ever had the displeasure of hearing.”Those words, while a bit exaggerated, are all too often the types of expressions that come from the mouth of American Idol judge Simon Cowell. Known as the “bad-boy” of the panel of judges for the pop-music competition show, Cowel … [Read more...]

Getting Our Bearings: A Review of "The Golden Compass"

“When Polar Bears Attack” is not the name of a new Fox Television reality show. It is instead the only remotely interesting part in an otherwise confused, tiresome, and overly-hyped film. The Golden Compass directed by Chris Weitz, was billed as another Lord of the Rings-esque fantasy epic film. It falls far short.For months we’ve been hearing, reading, and talking about the dangers of Philip Pullman’s atheistic children’s literary trilogy His Dark Materials. In particular we’ve been hearing ab … [Read more...]


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