Christ and Pop Culture

Richard Clark, SD Kelly, DL Mayfield, and Tyler Glodjo joined up to form the CAPC 25 council, setting this year's list in stone. In part 2, the council ranked items 1 thru 15. Hear their reasoning for the final results.

Direct download: The_2014_CAPC_25_Deliberations_part_2.mp3
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Richard Clark, SD Kelly, DL Mayfield, and Tyler Glodjo joined up to form the CAPC 25 council, setting this year's list in stone. In part 1, the council ranked items 16 thru 25. Hear their reasoning, along with a peak at which items are being considered higher up the list.

Direct download: The_2014_CAPC_25_Deliberations_part_1.mp3
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The crew is joined by E. Stephen Burnett to discuss why Ridley Scott would back away from miraculous elements of the story in Exodus: Gods and Kings. We then cover Kirk Cameron's bombed Christmas movie and the year-end lists that will soon be upon us (including our own).

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Special guest Thabiti Anyabwile joins us to discuss the church's opportunity to address race issues in the face of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases. Then, we decide whether to get our hopes up about another entry into the Star Wars movie franchise, and reveal our favorite Christmas movies and Christmas songs.

Direct download: 114_-_Thabiti_Anyabwile_STAR_WARS_Christmas.mp3
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This week, Richard and Cray discuss the Ferguson non-indictment and evangelical reactions before Jared Oliphint joins the crew to talk about some dubious spiritual tweeting habits from Christians. We also discuss the futility of trying to come to terms with Bill Cosby in the midst of so many rape allegations that have surfaced, followed by a word on Thanksgiving and the Serial podcast.

Direct download: 113_-_Ferguson_Evangelical_Twitterland_Bill_Cosby.mp3
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The Gray Havens join the show to talk about their EP, "Where Eyes Don't Go" and their approach to making music as Christians. We also talk about some unique ways that videogames are treating the war experience, the supposed satanic campaign by Monster energy drink, and a scientist's unpopular t-shirt.

Direct download: 112_-_The_Gray_Havens_War_Games.mp3
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CAPC writer Brad Williams is joined by fellow staff writers Luke Harrington and Kara Bettis to discuss Michael Jordan as an idol, whether Clay Aiken is evidence that we're a society of losers, and the rise of the Christian faith in China.

Direct download: 111_-_Michael_Jordan_Clay_Aiken_Christianity_in_China.mp3
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Staff writer S.D. Kelly is joined by fellow staff writers Valerie Dunham and Luke T. Harrington to discuss whether Brittany Maynard's high-profile advocacy (and execution of) a right-to-death tolerance will shift the debate any, how to acknowledge and honor the testimony of the underprivileged without pandering, and a new clock that disproves the notion that time is fixed.

Direct download: 110_-_Assisted_Suicide_White_Privilege_Time_Isnt_Real.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by fellow staff writer Wade Bearden to discuss the way teenagers use cell phones and to double back on their INTERSTELLAR conversation now that it's out.

Direct download: 109_-_Kids_Sexting_INTERSTELLAR.mp3
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CAPC writer Brad Williams is joined by fellow staff writers Luke Harrington and Kara Bettis to discuss how politics are covered these days, why athletes thank God in interviews, and when celebrities weigh in on important issues.

Direct download: 108_-_Tabloid_Politics_Athletes_Thanking_God_Celebrity_Advice.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by fellow staff writers Nick Rynerson and Wade Bearden to discuss the feminist values of cartoon princesses and the upcoming Christopher Nolan flick.

Direct download: 108_-_INTERSTELLAR_Disney_Princesses.mp3
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Staff writers Brad Williams and Kara Bettis discuss Halloween alternatives, the Ebola panic, and National Novel Writing Month (which is November).

Direct download: 107_-_Harvest_Festivals_Novels.mp3
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Associate editor Erin Straza is joined by staff writers S.D. Kelly and Valerie Dunham to discuss the many facets of Halloween, whether sports are too corrupted to support, and why millennials hate voicemail so much.

Direct download: 106_-_Haloween_Sports_Voicemails.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by fellow staff writers Nick Rynerson and Wade Bearden to discuss Karen's new book, and Shia LaBeouf's conversion to Christianity.

Direct download: 105_-_Karen_Swallow_Prior_Shia_LaBeouf.mp3
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CAPC writer Brad Williams is joined by fellow staff writers Luke Harrington and Kara Bettis to discuss the fight over the "basic" insult, an awareness campaign concerning sexual assault on college campuses, and the troubling amount of pornography addiction among Christian men.

Direct download: 104_-_Sexual_Assault_PSA_Basic_Christians_and_Porn.mp3
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Associate editor Erin Straza is joined by staff writers S.D. Kelly and Valerie Dunham to discuss the prevalence of personal essays, B.J. Novak's meta-children's book about the act of reading, and the world's most-hated font.


Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by fellow staff writer Wade Bearden to discuss a question submitted by a CAPC patron member, along with the distinctively American turmoil in parenting and marriage.

Direct download: 102_-_Secular_Music_Marriage-Destroying_Parenting.mp3
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CAPC writer Brad Williams is joined by fellow staff writers Luke Harrington and Nathan Valle to discuss retrospectively puzzling fashion, a dubious national holiday, and HBO's decision to break from cable-only subscription services.

Direct download: 101_-_JNCO_Jeans_HBO_Columbus_Day.mp3
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Associate editor Erin Straza is joined by staff writer Valerie Dunham to discuss online privacy and perceptions of high-character teams that outweigh bad-character player behavior.

Direct download: 100_-_Snowden_Privacy_Advice_Imputed_Spurs_Character.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by fellow staff writer Wade Bearden and friend of CAPC Gina Dalfonzoto discuss a question submitted by a CAPC patron member, along with the suspension of a star running back for allegedly signing autographs for money, and a lawsuit form a white mother who received a sperm donation from a black father by mistake.

Direct download: 99_-_What_Is_Art_Gurley_Sperm-Race_Lawsuit.mp3
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CAPC writer Brad Williams is joined by fellow staff writers Luke Harrington and Kara Bettis to discuss the faith of the little ones, bigotry and tolerance and world religion, and inappropriate, digital intimacy.

Direct download: 98_-_Children_and_Belief_Bill_Mahr_and_Islam_Digital_Infidelity.mp3
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Associate editor Erin Straza is joined by staff writers S.D. Kelly and Valerie Dunham to discuss the alleged "cult of Oprah," a police officer taking heat for witnessing during a traffic stop, and why your sad friends post more on Facebook than your happy friends.

Direct download: 97_-_Oprah_Proselytizing_Cop_Sad_Social_Media_Friends.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by fellow staff writers Nick Rynerson and Wade Bearden to discuss Saturday morning cartoons, and two very, very different movies in Left Behind and Gone Girl.

Direct download: 96_-_Saturday_Morning_Cartoons_LEFT_BEHIND_GONE_GIRL.mp3
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CAPC staff writer Brad Williams is joined by fellow staff writers Luke Harrington and Kara Bettis to discuss a peculiar interpretation of a class children's book, why vaccines are so controversial, and why trolls troll.

Direct download: 95_-_Giving_Tree_Vaccines_Trolls.mp3
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Associate editor Erin Straza is joined by staff writers S.D. Kelly and Valerie Dunham to discuss a question from a CAPC Patron Member, the newest social media platform to make waves, and the social complications introduced by the latest technology for the deaf.

Direct download: 94_-_Rape_Culture_Pornography_Ello_Deaf_Phone_App.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by fellow staff writers Nick Rynerson and Wade Bearden to discuss a Christian filmmaker's atypical "faith-based" movie that skewers evangelicals, Derek Jeter's farewell to baseball, and ESPN's decision to suspend Bill Simmons for criticizing Roger Goodell.

Direct download: 93_-_Derek_Jeter_BELIEVE_ME_Bill_Simmons.mp3
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CAPC contributor Brad Williams is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and Kara Bettis to discuss the Satanic counter to Christian materials in school, the climate change march, and a "manly" church we want no part of.

Direct download: 92_-_Satanic_Childrens_Books_Climate_Change_Ignite_Church.mp3
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Associate editor Erin Straza is joined by staff writers S.D. Kelly and Valerie Dunham to discuss Emma Watson's speech on gender equality and the ugly response it's getting in some quarters, whether we should have sympathy for a baseball player caught with performance enhancing drugs, and the dynamics of friendships between Christians and non-Christians.

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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer Nick Rynerson and Barnabas Piper to talk about Barnabas's book, a new study that frames religious people as less than righteous, and whether Christians should stop watching football.

Direct download: 90_-_Barnabas_Piper_Preachers_Kids_Morality_of_the_Religious_NFL_Fandom.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer Wade Bearden, friend of CAPC Brad Williams, and Creator Spotlight featured artist Aaron Belz to discuss Aaron's poetry, whether corporal discipline is always abusive, and the ramifications if Scotland becomes an independent nation.

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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and staff writer Nick Rynerson to talk about the dynamics of gaming as family members and Christians, book clubs for slow reading, and why the blah species of apples is the most popular. PLUS: a special announcement about the podcast.

Direct download: 88_-_Family_Gaming_Slow_Reading_Apples.mp3
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Staff writer Luke Harrington is joined by fellow staff writers S.D. Kelly and Kevin McLenithan to discuss a reality show based on hypothetical utopias, a war against women within gamer culture, and a call to end formula-shaming.

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Staff writer Wade Bearden friend of CAPC Brad Williams and staff writer Nathaniel Valle to discuss the growing animosity for Justin Bieber, remembering 9/11 and its affects, and a proudly Islamophobic editorial posted at Charisma News.

Direct download: 86_-_9-11_Islamophobia_Bieber_Strips.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by staff writer Nick Rynerson and Mockingbird's Director, David Zahl, to talk about all the good work Mockingbird is doing, U2's surprise, free release of an album, and Apple's keynote on the iWatch.

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Staff writer Luke Harrington is joined by fellow staff writers S.D. Kelly and Blake I. Collier to discuss the passing of comedian Joan Rivers, a substantial legal loss by a far-reaching campus ministry, and a new online cult?

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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer Wade Bearden and friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss the candy-stealing hermit from Maine, the PAX video game conference, and whether or not the media is making world news seem worse than it is.

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Associate editor Erin Straza is joined by staff writers Luke T. Harrington and Jewel Evans to talk about sharing music with our parents and the impact SNL's comedy has made on us for the last forty years.

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Justin Holcomb joins staff writer Drew Dixon, staff writer Hannah Anderson and friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss
Justin's book "Rid of My Disgrace," which is featured in the CAPC Members' Creator Spotlight, the poker champion who hates poker, and the Washington Redskins' offensive team name.

Direct download: 81_-_Rid_of_My_Disgrace_Poker_Redskins.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and staff writer Nick Rynerson to grumpily discuss different standards of sexual objectification in music and film, award winners, and people dumping ice-water on themselves for a good cause.

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Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly to discuss the horrors of ISIS tactics, a courageous plagiarizer that stole a bunch of CAPC content, and Kevin Sorbo's belief that Hollywood needs more "moral" movies if it wants to survive.

Direct download: 79_-_ISIS_Plagiarism_Kevin_Sorbo.mp3
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Staff writer Wade Bearden is joined by friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss how the college experience affects our faith, the fatal altercation between Tony Stewart and a driver, and picking which horrible thing to complain about the loudest.

Direct download: 78_-_College_Tony_Stewart_Everything_Sucks.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and staff writer Kara Bettis to talk about the shooting of Michael Brown and ongoing unrest in Ferguson, MO, specifically what the evangelical church's response has been and should be. Note: I was only at the demonstration site when things were peaceful--we headed home late Friday evening thinking things would continue to be calm from the day before, but there was an outbreak of violence soon after we left. So I can't add any insight as to the true balance of rioting and police instigation.

Direct download: 77_-_The_Church_and_Ferguson.mp3
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Associate Editor Tyler Glodjo is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and Blake I. Collier to discuss the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie scripted from one of Jack Chick's tracts, a video game about depression, and how to navigate the ways in which culture changes you.

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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer Wade Bearden and friends of CAPC, Brad Williams and Bradford William Davis, to discuss the contentious situation in Ferguson, MO, a new reality show about blind marriage, and listicles designed to police faux pas.

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Associate editor Erin Straza is joined by staff writers Nick Rynerson and Hannah Anderson to react to Robin Williams' apparent suicide, the practice of bribing children to memorize poetry and/or Scripture, and the ice bucket challenge for ALS awareness.

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Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly to discuss whether a board game that brings Scripture into play is irreverent and whether romantic comedies are dead.

Direct download: 73_-_Game_for_Good_Christians_Death_of_Rom-Com.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer Wade Bearden and friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss high-profile trolling by Ann Coulter, undercover trolling on Reddit, and Stephen Colbert outbidding Sarah Palin for her website.

Direct download: 72_-_Ann_Coulter_My_Husbands_a_Troll_Colbert_and_Palin.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and staff writer Nick Rynerson to talk about the "opportunity" that a quality (?) Left Behind movie presents, the proper reaction to a worship singer's doubts, and a movie about hypothetical ultra-brain power.

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Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly to discuss whether we are on the brink of a civil war, why 50 Shades of Grey is so popular, and the practice of internet evangelism.

Direct download: 70_-_Glenn_Beck_on_Polarization_50_Shades_of_Grey_Internet_Evangelism.mp3
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Staff writer Wade Bearden and friends of CAPC, Brad Williams and Gina Dalfonzo, to discuss why the critical consensus doesn't effect the commercial success of movies like TRANSFORMERS, a female duo challenging tropes within country music, and a touching moment for a son and his deceased dad made possible by a video game.

Direct download: 69_-_Terrible_Successful_Movies_Against_Bro_Country_Ghost_Dad_Racing.mp3
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I'm joined by Managing Editor Alan Noble, staff writer Dawn Cheri Araujo, and special guest Thabiti Anyabwile for an extended discussion on reparations, inspired by Ta-Nahesi Coates' recent article.

Direct download: 68_-_Reparations_with_Thabiti_Anyabwile.mp3
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Staff writer Luke Harrington is joined by fellow staff writers S.D. Kelly and Nathan Valle to discuss a group of students' efforts to identify deceased immigrants, how Jesus would vote just like us, and the modest Bible redesign project that has blown up beyond the designer's expectations.

Direct download: 67_-_Illegal_Immigrant_Burials_How_Would_Jesus_Vote_Bibliotecha.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and staff writer Nick Rynerson to talk about the big music concerts that dominate the summer, a cynical, depressingly effective marketing strategy by Dinesh D'Souza, and an even more depressing attitude driving Israelis to peep the bombings of their enemies.

Direct download: 66_-_Music_Festivals_Persecution_Marketing_Bombing_Spectators_-_fixed.mp3
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Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly to discuss the twisted, failed attempt of a political statement that was a pastor's suicide, an moment of kindness and comfort between redditors, and "discovering" and appropriating traditional from other cultures.

Direct download: 65_-_Pastors_Suicidal_Statement_Online_Comfort_Columbus-ing.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer Wade Bearden and friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss how a particularly sad but classy act of fandom during the World Cup compares with typical fan behavior, what's so great about fake presidents on TV shows, and a dad that claimed a territory in Africa so that he could call his daughter "Princess" and really mean it.

Direct download: 64_-_A_Classy_Soccer_Fan_Fake_Presidents_Dad_Imperialism.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined staff writer Nick Rynerson and Creator Spotlight artist Josh Compton to talk about Josh's work, a new release from parody genius Weird Al Yankovic, the passing of Tommy Ramone, and how tradition has been infused in each.

Direct download: 63_-_A_Ship_At_Sea_Weird_Al_Tommy_Ramone.mp3
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Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly to discuss a TV network for atheists, whether homemaking has become an idol for evangelicals, and the heartwarming place that is the internet comments section.

Direct download: 62_-_Atheist_TV_Homemaking_Idolatry_Internet_Commenting.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writers Wade Bearden and Nathan Valle to discuss common preaching that promises sexual fulfilment with Christianity, a Kickstarter we can get behind, and another Biblical epic.

Direct download: 61_-_Prosperity_Sex_Gospel_Reading_Rainbow_Exodus_Film.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza, staff writer Nick Rynerson, and Dr. Greg Thornbury to talk about Dr. Thornbury's Creator Spotlight book offering, "Recovering Classical Evangelicalism," how music can usher in spiritual ideas through the front or back door, and whether ads with social commentary can serve a greater, non-commercial purpose.

Direct download: 60_-_Greg_Thornbury_Non-Religious_Music_Can_Ads_Change_the_World.mp3
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Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly, and various children, to discuss Robin Thicke's entry into the stalkerish pop catalog and decide whether to support a $7,000 potato salad project.

Direct download: 59_-_Robin_Thicke_Potato_Salad_Kickstarter.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer Wade Bearden and friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss whether Christians should view nudity in television or film, some self-centered and short-sighted models for missions and charity work, and celebrate our nation's independence by badmouthing servicemen and women (not really).

Direct download: 58_-_Game_of_Thrones_Voluntourism_Military_Hero_Worship.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and staff writer Nick Rynerson to talk about USA's awesome goalie, the hyper-charged Hobby Lobby court decision and national conversation, and a comedy's reception as an act of war by North Korea.

Direct download: 57_-_Tim_Howard_Hobby_Lobby_North_Korea.mp3
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Well-rested Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly to discuss whether Barbie developments are a big deal for good or bad, and questions of contemporary racism following the Washington "Redskins" having their trademark stripped in court.

Direct download: 56_-_Entrepreneur_Barbie_Washington_Redskins.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss soccer's flagrant biter and the alarming disappearance of the honey bee.

Direct download: 55_-_World_Cup_Bite_Save_the_Bees.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and friend of CAPC Karen Swallow Prior to talk about the dark themes of Lana Del Ray's music, the practice of shaming kids who act up online, and the trend of propping a corpse outside of the casket for the deceased's funeral.

Direct download: 54_-_Lana_Del_Ray_Facebook_Kid_Shaming_Funeral_Poses.mp3
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Associate editor Tyler Glodjo is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly to discuss whether an app that just says "Yo," is just stupid, the warped sentimentality in art marketed to Chrisitans, and a satirical look at the modesty protocol that women are commonly held to in the church.

Direct download: 53_-_Yo_Thomas_Kinkaide_Stumbling_Blocks_for_Lust.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer Wade Bearden and friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss chanting "U-S-A!" during the World Cup, a film trope that limits female characters' impact, and the ongoing messes in Iraq and Syria.

Direct download: 52_-_American_Soccer_The_Trinity_Effect_Middle_Eastern_Strife.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and staff writer Nick Rynerson to talk about the state of video game developments as signaled at E3, the appropriateness of serving the poor with flashy methodology, and what the Facebook personality test really tells us about ourselves. Plus, a blooper reel from our first 50 episodes.

Direct download: 51_-_E3_Poverty_Tourism_Facebook_Personality_Test_Blooper_Reel.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by friend of CAPC Gina Dalfonzo and staff writer Luke T. Harrington to discuss the World Cup, whether adults should avoid reading young adult literature, and what the Onion's Clickhole site says about clickbait.

Direct download: 50_-_World_Cup_Against_YA_Lit_Clickhole.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark and associate editor Tyler Glodjo welcome special guest Greg Forster to discuss some of the topics covered in Greg's book, Joy For The World, which is currently featured in our Creator Spotlight for members.

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Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and friend of CAPC Bradford Davis to discuss the difficulties inherent in appropriately responding to tragic shootings, whether pastors should be held to a rigid standard for plagiarism, and why sports fans love to hate LeBron James.

Direct download: 48_-_Seattle_Pacific_Shooting_Pulpit_Plagiarism_LeBron_Hate.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer James Hoskins and administrative editor Jennifer Clark to discuss a Christian reality dating show, the propriety of a devotional Bible put out by the famous Robertson family, and the disturbing historical revelations surrounding a Catholic home for unwed mothers.

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Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by staff writers Dan Crabtree and Hannah Anderson to discuss how the video game violence discussion has shifted since Mortal Kombat was first released, the implications of a tie at the Spelling Bee championships, and the old, offensive emails of Snapchat's CEO that have come back to haunt him.

Direct download: 46_-_Mortal_Kombat_Spelling_Bee_Tie_Snapchat_CEOs_Shame.mp3
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Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Derek Rishmawy, Luke T. Harrington, and S.D. Kelly to discuss Abercrombie and Fitch toning down their "night club" vibe out for business reasons, why we are tempted to act like we've read and seen everything, and what to make of the Left Behind remake.

Direct download: 45_-_Abercrombie_Faking_Cultural_Literacy_LEFT_BEHIND.mp3
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Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writers Luke T. Harrington and Wade Bearden to discuss whether escapist entertainment should be left alone by gospel considerations, the increasing pressures to be productive at all times, and the spiritual battle lines Ken Hamm is drawing around young earth creationism.

Direct download: 44_-_GODZILLA__The_Gospel_The_Cult_of_Life_Hacking_Answers_in_Genesis.mp3
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Editor-in-Chief Richard  is joined by friend of CAPC, Patrick Stafford, and staff writers Luke T. Harrington and Dawn Cheri Araujo to discuss a potential remedy for multiplayer video game bullying, listening to the #YesAllWomen tweets, and whether the push to expand trigger warnings outside of the blog realm is necessary.

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Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writer Amber Stamper and associate editor  Erin Straza to discuss what the bestselling Christian books tell us about the church, the pragmatic stakes with an abortion waiting period law in Missouri, and the how to best title an online article.

Direct download: 42_-_Christian_Bestsellers_Abortion_Waiting_Period_Clickbaits_Virtues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15am EDT

Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by associate editor  Martyn Jones and friend of CAPC Gina Dalfonzo to discuss an optimistic take on divorce statistics, the downward spiral of a once-famous member of a Christian metalcore band, and whether introverts are taking over the world (wide web).

 

Direct download: 41_-_Divorce_Rate_As_I_Lay_Dyings_Imprisoned_Frontman_Introvert_Craze.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by staff writer Nick Rynerson and friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss what we can get out of summer blockbusters, BuzzFeed's intentional blend of silly and serious content, and the necessities and drawbacks of a 9/11 memorial.

Direct download: 40_-_Summer_Movies_Cats_Plus_News_Exit_Through_the_9-11_Gift_Shop.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am EDT

Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writer Derek Rishmawy to discuss the ramifications of the home pages of online news sites fading away, as well as a theoretical alien baptism discussion.

Direct download: 39_-_Death_of_the_Homepage_The_Pope_and_Aliens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16am EDT

Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by administrative editor Jennifer Clark and staff writer Ethan McCarthy to discuss teenage guys bidding on and picking which girl they take to prom, a delicate situation for the Pope's planned visit to a cherished Middle Eastern locale, and the gathering of Insane Clown Posse fans and other proliferating subcultures.

Direct download: 38_-_Prom_Draft_The_Popes_Protested_Last_Supper_Visit_Juggalos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am EDT

Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by staff writer Nick Rynerson and Jay Tholen, featured on our current Creator Spotlight,  to discuss Jay's projects including a video game about a clown dealing with rejection, our unhealthy, unreciprocated love/hate relationships with celebrities, and a filmmaker having a direct impact on the release of a confessed murderer from prison.

Direct download: 37_-_Dropsy_Celebrities_Arent_Commodities_BERNIE_Released.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10am EDT

Associate editor Tyler Glodjo is joined by friend of CAPC Bradford William Davis and staff writer Kevin McLenithan to mourn the hopefully temporary death of "Community," ask whether Dr. Dre getting richer is an empty achievement for hip hop, and get hyped about the potential Larry Wilmore has in succeeding Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central.

Direct download: 36_-_Communitys_Canceled_Apple_Buys_Beats_Minority_Report.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am EDT

Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by friend of CAPC Brad Williams and staff writer Nick Rynerson to discuss a patron member's question about the usefulness of playing games in the life of Christians, a man imprisoned 13 years after his sentence was given and then bungled, and whether we should be threatened by satanic statues sharing public space with Christian monuments.

Direct download: 35_-_The_Value_of_Play_Forgotten_Prison_Sentence_Satanic_Monument.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53am EDT

Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by friend of CAPC Brad Williams, staff writer Dan Crabtree, and Jeremy Writebol to discuss Jeremy's book, "everPresent," why parents end up working too much for high school and college grads still at home, and whether #blessed is irredeemable.

Direct download: 34_-_Third_Place_Moms_Raising_Adults_blessed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Derek Rishmawy, Kevin McLenithan and Wade Bearden to discuss hoping for the best from Rob Bell's new show, whether Christian films as a genre are a bad idea, and if moviegoers are starting to favor storytelling over special effects.


Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by friend of CAPC Brad Williams and staff writer Luke T. Harrington to discuss a Kill Screen back issue from our membership pack, "The Shack" getting a film treatment, and creepy Facebook Ads.

Direct download: 32_-_Kill_Screen_THE_SHACK_Facebook_Ads.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15am EDT

Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Tyler Glodjo and staff writer Dawn Cheri Araujo to discuss our new membership program at CAPC, rampant sexism in gamers' behavior and game design, and McDonald's bland re-branding efforts.

Direct download: 31_-_CAPC_Membership_Privileged_Gaming_Ronald_McDonald_Re-Brand.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by staff writer Amber Stamper and friend of CAPC Hannah Anderson to discuss the horrible E.T. game that has been unearthed, cultural pressures against dads taking time off to be with their babies, and the motivations for choosing what to wear to church.

Direct download: 30_-_Atari_Dig_Paternity_Leave_Dressing_Up_for_Church.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54am EDT

Podcast Producer Cray Allred is joined by staff writer Nick Rynerson and friends of CAPC, Gina Dalfonzo and D.L. Mayfield, to discuss Doug Wilson's assertion that Doug Phillips' alleged sexual abuse victim cannot possibly be a victim, Defines Rape Victims, evangelizing with guns, and a new partnership between HBO and Amazon Prime.


Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by staff writer Dan Crabtree and friend of CAPC Brad Williams to decide whether their fashion sense qualifies as "normcore," wonder where the cowardice that drove a ferry crew to abandon its teenage passengers came from, and debate whether the promoters of the new X-Men movie have written an evangelical plotline into their character "Bob Bell."

 

Direct download: 28_-_Normcore_South_Korean_Ferry_Tragedy_Rob_Bell_Hates_Mutants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am EDT

Podcast Producer Cray Allred is joined by Staff Writer Drew Dixon and our friend Ethan McCarthy to discuss remembering Boston Marathon bombing, Focus on the Family's attempt to trump an LGBT day of silence, and trying to be optimists about pop music.

Direct download: 27_-_Boston_Bombing_Anniversary_Rivaling_an_LGBT_Special_Day_Poptimism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am EDT

Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by Staff Writer Dawn Cheri Araujo and Associate Editor Tyler Glodjo to discuss the problems that come with trying to guess plot, whether Kim Kardashian's recent expressions of faith are noteworthy, and the value of installing a jarring statue of Jesus to call attention to the poor.

Direct download: 26_-_Code-Breaking_TV_Shows_Kim_Kardashian_Homeless_Jesus_Statue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02am EDT

Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by Associate Editor Erin Straza and Staff Writer Derek Rishmawy to discuss the actual relevance of an old text that references a wife of Jesus, the overlap between sexual purity ideals and biblical holiness, and how the online world encourages and enable invasive lust on a massive scale.

Direct download: 25_-_The_Jesus_Wife_Text_The_Cult_of_Virginity_Predatory_Pic_Sharing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am EDT

Editor in Chief Richard Clark is joined by staff writer Derek Rishmawy and Dan Darling from the ERLC  to discuss the new cultural context Christians find themselves in today, and our opportunities to engage with others wisely.

Direct download: 24_-_ERLC_Losing_Our_Generation_and_People_Not_Politics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am EDT

Podcast producer Cray Allred is joined by staff writers Nick Rynerson and Luke T. Harrington to discuss the release of a lost Johnny Cash album, the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, and George Bush's humble gallery featuring his own paintings.

Direct download: 23_-_Cash_Cobain_Bush.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

Associate Editor Tyler Glodjo is joined by Staff Writer James Hoskins and Staff Writer Kevin McLenithan to discuss the effect mobile technology has on spirituality, whether the Christian celebrity culture's influence on the conference circuit is a problem, and where to draw the line between good humor and sacrilege.


Associate Editor Martyn Jones is joined by CAPC contributor Brad Williams and myself to discuss the ACLU defying stereotype in taking up a Christian boy's legal case,  Cee-Lo Green leaving The Voice amid sexual assault charges, and a congressional scandal involving vampire role-play.


Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by staff writers Dawn Cheri Araujo and Luke T. Harrington to discuss whether April Fools' Day pranks can go too far, if #cancelcolbert is an overreaction of political correctness, and Pope Francis's latest act of humility.

Direct download: 20_-_April_Fools_cancelcolbert_The_Popes_Confession.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am EDT