Prostitutes, Addicts, Prayers and Dreams: Making the Broken Holy

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“We made ourselves available in the corners and the crevices and the dark places in the middle of the night.” That’s how Matthew Barnett and 600 volunteers celebrated his 19th anniversary as the pastor of Bethel Temple in Los Angeles’ Skid Row – and his work as founder of the Dream Center, which reaches more [Read More...]

UPDATED: What “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Can Learn From “Person of Interest”

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“The Avengers” TV spin-off “Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” debuted to fantastic ratings, then leveled off a bit the following few weeks. But the numbers were still high enough to warrant a full season order. As a lifelong comics fan, the show was on my must-see list, and I’ve found it enjoyable so far. However, there’s [Read More...]

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Gifts of the Holy Spirit.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: The love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. — Romans 5:5 When we [Read More...]

The Condition of Our Hearts Affects the Way We See: An Interview with Danny Gokey

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“Fear and faith have one thing in common: they both ask you to believe in something that hasn’t happened yet.” Former “American Idol” contestant and country singer Danny Gokey lived those words after his wife Sophia died due to a congenital heart defect during their fourth year of marriage. Sophia had experienced ongoing medical problems [Read More...]


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