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To receive biblically informed, countercultural commentary on pop culture, with an emphasis on movies and how Christians should engage with a hypersexualized society. My specialty (if you can call it that) is shining a spotlight on actor objectification, and how even purity-minded patrons unwittingly contribute to the proliferation of a porn-infused culture. Subscribe to inform your recreational and entertainment habits.

Who is Cap Stewart?

Recognized by Zondervan Academic as one of the top Christian thinkers on sexualized entertainment, I am a contributor to the anthology Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues. After seven years of research and writing, I published the online course Personal Purity Isn’t Enough: The Long-Forgotten Secret to Making Scriptural Entertainment Choices. I have written for several print and online publications, including XXXchurch, The Christian Post, Crosswalk, and The Gospel Coalition. Before switching to Substack, I blogged at www.capstewart.com.

Praise for Cap’s Previous Work

“Cap Stewart remains a clear and reasonable Christian voice on sexual issues that are starving for exactly that.”

- Paeter Frandsen, author of the Spirit Blade trilogy

“[Cap’s] analysis is clear, biblical, and relevant to the modern evangelical church.”

- Marian Jacobs, staff writer for Lorehaven Magazine and author of Automated

“A holy church in the Age of Entertainment must address the Christian’s relationship to Hollywood. With great clarity, well-grounded in Scripture, Cap Stewart’s work is an essential and invaluable voice.”

- Wayne A. Wilson, author of Worldly Amusements and Senior Pastor at Acton Faith Bible Church

“Stewart takes a fascinating, well-informed and virtually unique approach.”

- Joseph W. Smith III, film critic and author of Sex and Violence in the Bible and The Best Movies You Never Saw

“Reading Cap Stewart initially feels like a fresh, new take on approaching media as a Christian. A bit further in you realize the take isn’t so much new as ancient, bringing God’s timeless truth to bear on modern media in a way rich with helps for the reader and glory directed to the Creator.”

- Jeff Wright, pastor of Midway Baptist Church and co-host of the Pop Culture Coram Deo podcast

“Abraham Kuyper famously said, ‘There is not one square inch in the whole universe over which the risen Christ does not cry, “Mine!”’ For years now, Cap Stewart has been showing us how that’s true for cinema too; he’s showing Christians how we can watch movies to the glory of God.”

- Jon Dykstra, Editor of Reformed Perspective Magazine

Is Cap Your Real Name?

There are three possible answers to this question:

  1. It certainly isn’t fake!

  2. My real name is Capernicus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Stewart Clan of the East Coast, General of my imaginary legion, loyal servant to the true Sovereign of the state (and the world, and the universe). Father to three marvelous daughters, husband to a magnificent wife. Because of divine mercy, I will have my vindication, if not in this life, then certainly the next.

  3. Yes.

(One of the above answers stretches the truth just a tad.)