A Vision of Heaven in Central Harlem: iHope Finds Beauty Amid Brokenness

You might expect a school for children who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be a sad or somber place, but I found a different reality when I visited the International Academy of Hope (a.k.a iHope) last week. In fact, this converted nightclub above a Conway’s department store on the corner of 116th Street and [Read More…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Scripture’s Power to Transform Our Lives

Today, Father Jonathan Morris shares his insights on making Bible reading a part of our daily lives. It might seem to daunting a task to tackle the entire book right away, so he suggests starting with the Gospels in small doses. And it’s not enough just to read the words. Father Jonathan offers ideas on [Read More…]

Atticus Finch, Bizarro Atticus, & Anakin Skywalker: Brief Thoughts on “Go Set a Watchman”

Atticus Finch’s change from “To Kill a Mockingbird’s” social justice/civil rights role model to “Go Set a Watchman’s” resident racist may be the most drastic character development since the Yippee-shouting young Anakin Skywalker became the throat-crushing Sith Lord Darth Vader. Readers who embraced Finch’s nobility – and who have even named their children after him [Read More…]

A Morning Prayer from St. Thomas More

Blogging has been light lately because I’m working on The Christophers’ annual “Three Minutes a Day” book of daily stories and reflections (Pre-orders will start soon). Yesterday, I came across a prayer written by St. Thomas More that seems an appropriate way to start your morning, so I’m sharing it here (as well as in [Read More…]