Gaining the World and Losing Your Soul on “Once Upon a Time”


“What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?” is a question Jesus asked 2,000 years ago. It’s a question storytellers have explored for just as long, most recently on the ABC series “Once Upon a Time” in an episode titled “Desperate Souls.” From “Beauty and the Beast” to [Read More...]

Secrets of a Successful Marriage


Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to highlight a Christopher News Note called “Secrets of a Successful Marriage.” In case you’re not aware, Christopher News Notes are pamphlets on various spiritual or social issues that we’ve been using to stay in touch with our supporters via direct mail for [Read More...]

“Physical Beauty is Meant to Point Us to Spiritual Beauty”


Christopher Closeup Podcast – Guest: Christopher West Christopher West admits that, when he was in college, he bought into the common belief that sex is just a fun, recreational activity without any inherent purpose. He says, “I had eaten from what I call ‘the fast food gospel of the culture’ which promises us immediate gratification [Read More...]

Let Freedom Ring

In this “Light One Candle” column, The Christophers’ Jerry Costello recalls the struggle for civil rights that Black History Month calls to mind: The civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s is something fresh in my memory, and at times it’s hard to realize that not everyone shares those recollections. The fact is, I [Read More...]