Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen Wounds

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen Wounds” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: The tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams in the summer of 2014 relaunched our nation’s ongoing conversation [Read More…]

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…]