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...]

The Power of the iPad

I am one of the now two million brand new iPad owners. I, like most of you, saw the advertisements for the iPad and thought to myself, "What would I do with one of those?" So, naturally, I discounted the iPad as another high tech gadget that does the same things as just about any smart phone these days, only on a bigger screen. But that was before I got my hands on one. My father-in-law received one as a gift on his birthday and let me play with it. Within moments I was hooked and, suddenly, I … [Read more...]

Podcast #84: Spilling Oil and Banning Porn

Everyone agrees that the oil spill is a horrible, horrible thing. What is clear from this podcast, though, is that not everyone agrees on the best way to respond to that catastrophe. In this episode, Ben and Rich go head to head and consider what the Christian's response should be to tons of oil destroying an entire ecosystem. They also discuss their opinion of Steve Jobs' desire to keep iPhone users "free from porn."Every week, Richard Clark and Ben Bartlett acknowledge and respond to the big … [Read more...]

Has Lost Gone Heretical?

In the CaPC Water Cooler, our writers discuss the implications of the latest cultural events. These days, we’re discussing Lost.Warning! If you are not completely caught up with Lost, you won’t want to read any further. Richard writes, Let's start with what is, for our purposes, probably the most important few lines in Lost so far:"That man who sent you to kill me believes that everyone is corruptible because it's in their very nature to sin. I bring people here to prove him wrong. And when … [Read more...]

Did Ben Get Off Easy?

In the CaPC Water Cooler, our writers discuss the implications of the latest cultural events. These days, we’re discussing Lost.Warning! If you are not completely caught up with Lost, you won’t want to read any further. David wrote, So here's my question: was the forgiveness Ben recieved for killing Jacob cheap? I mean the man murdered and he is let off the hook simply because he let his daughter die too. I am not sure how that all works. I loved this week's episode and found myself sympa … [Read more...]

Jacob is Good, All the Time

In the CaPC Water Cooler, our writers discuss the implications of the latest cultural events. These days, we’re discussing Lost.Previous Installments:Pre-season: Lost’s Biggest Question.Pre-season, part 2:  Lost’s Free Will Dilemma.Season Premiere: ‘Lost’ Patience.What Kate Did: Poor Jack.The Lighthouse: Sawyer's ChoiceWarning! If you are not completely caught up with Lost, you won’t want to read any further. … [Read more...]

Sawyer’s Choice

In the CaPC Water Cooler, our writers discuss the implications of the latest cultural events. These days, we're discussing Lost.Previous Installments:Pre-season: Lost’s Biggest Question.Pre-season, part 2:  Lost’s Free Will Dilemma.Season Premiere: ‘Lost’ Patience.What Kate Did: Poor Jack.Warning! If you are not completely caught up with Lost, you won’t want to read any further. Richard wrote, "Hey Jacob.""Yeah?""I'm just letting you know, I'm putting this scale here. I thoug … [Read more...]

Poor Jack

With the final season of Lost just around the corner, a lot of the writers at Christ and Pop Culture have finally found a television show they can agree on. From it’s beginning, it’s dealt head on with issues of morality, spirituality and faith. Most importantly, it’s a show that is thoughtfully and artfully produced, presenting us with a unique plot and real, empathetic characters. Naturally, it’s a perfect show for CaPC writers to discuss in our Water Cooler series.Leading up to the season pr … [Read more...]

‘Lost’ Patience

With the final season of Lost just around the corner, a lot of the writers at Christ and Pop Culture have finally found a television show they can agree on. From it’s beginning, it’s dealt head on with issues of morality, spirituality and faith. Most importantly, it’s a show that is thoughtfully and artfully produced, presenting us with a unique plot and real, empathetic characters. Naturally, it’s a perfect show for CaPC writers to discuss in our Water Cooler series.Leading up to the season pr … [Read more...]

Lost’s Free Will Dilema

With the final season of Lost just around the corner, a lot of the writers at Christ and Pop Culture have finally found a television show they can agree on. From it’s beginning, it’s dealt head on with issues of morality, spirituality and faith. Most importantly, it’s a show that is thoughtfully and artfully produced, presenting us with a unique plot and real, empathetic characters. Naturally, it’s a perfect show for CaPC writers to discuss in our Water Cooler series.Leading up to the season pr … [Read more...]


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