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Moving Outside of Ourselves by Serving the Poor

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Serving the Poor.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Whether they are showcasing food, drink or fashion, many advertisements today send a similar message: More! Drink more beer, eat more chips, or wear better clothes and you [Read More...]

James Cagney in “A Link in the Chain”

If you’re a fan of classic movies, you likely know Academy Award-winning actor James Cagney from his roles in films like “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Angels with Dirty Faces,” “Mister Roberts,” and many, many more. What you may not know is that Cagney starred in a half-hour Christopher film during the 1950′s called “A Link in [Read More...]

Two Hearing-Impaired Girls Get Surprise Visit from Deaf NFL Star

Derrick Coleman, the NFL’s first deaf player, has received a lot of attention lately because he’ll be playing in the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks. As great as a victory in that game would be for him, he likely relishes moments like those in the video below even more. During an interview on “Good [Read More...]

UPDATE: Overcoming Troubles Leads to Life, Hope and a Grammy Award


I just read that former “Christopher Closeup” guest Mandisa won her first ever Grammy Award last night for her album “Overcomer” in the category Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. In addition, the title track’s songwriters won for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Having interviewed Mandisa twice and met her once at a “Good Morning America” [Read More...]