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November 20, 2015
Peggy Noonan on Pop Culture, Polarization, & Why Young Journalists Should Emulate Tim Russert
This is part 2 of my interview with Peggy Noonan. To read part 1, click...
November 09, 2015
How Buying Underwear for Christmas Can Support Adoptive Families
The amount of catalogs and advertisements I get in the mail always increases the closer...
October 28, 2015
On Hoarding, Cruelty, Faith & Finding Love in the Messiness of Life
As an Emmy Award-winning producer for CNN and "Good Morning America," Mary Pflum Peterson has...
October 21, 2015
Why Patricia Heaton Traveled to Africa to Make Soy Milk and Build Bicycles
When Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton got time off from filming her hit sitcom "The...
October 15, 2015
Writer/Director Randall Wallace on Living a Braveheart Life, Faithful Suffering, & Loving God
"I felt that God was right in my face." That was one girl's reaction after...
September 29, 2015
When a 92-Year-Old Woman Met The New Great-Grandchild She Was Praying For
Ninety-two-year-old Millie Martin is confined to her bed due to congestive heart failure, but her...
September 14, 2015
God Loved Me in My Brokenness, Says Fmr. Meth Addict, Hostage Hero & Subject of Film “Captive”
"I'm gonna die, and this is what I deserve." That was the first thought that...
August 04, 2015
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...
April 21, 2015
“NY Med” TV Series & iHope School Founder Patrick Donohue to Receive Special Christopher Awards
NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 — At the 66th annual Christopher Awards ceremony here on...
April 15, 2015
Kids with Special Needs Want to Be of Service and Take Part in the Life of the Church
"Parents of children with special needs need to realize that even though they didn’t expect...
March 25, 2015
I Want to Help Kids See They Have a Hero Inside: An Interview with Joan Bauer
A car accident seemed to end Joan Bauer's career before it even began. After spending...
March 04, 2015
UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson on Sexual Imagery, Curt Schilling on Bullies, & “House of Cards” on Jesus
A few quick observations on topics in the news today: 1. Since winning "American Idol"...
February 25, 2015
Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”
(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011,...
February 06, 2015
Man Forced to Choose Between His Wife and His Newborn Baby with Down Syndrome
From ABC News: When Samuel Forrest of Armenia heard a baby crying from outside his...
February 03, 2015
Pope Francis: The Roots of a Humble Leader
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Pope Francis: The Roots of...
January 15, 2015
Lisa Hendey on Discerning God’s Will, Comparing Yourself to Others, and the Grace of Yes
Lisa Hendey admits that she's been a "control freak and Type A personality" in her...
January 13, 2015
Being a Saint Doesn’t Mean You Were Never a Sinner: A Review of “St. Vincent”
Vincent McKenna (Bill Murray) lives like a slob. He smokes, drinks, gambles, and curses too...
December 18, 2014
Balancing the Sacred with the Secular at Christmas: Jonathan Jackson + Enation Reflect
When I interviewed Jonathan Jackson, Richard Lee Jackson, and Daniel Sweatt of Enation a few...
December 17, 2014
How 12 Anonymous Christmas Gifts Brought Healing to a Grieving Family
The poinsettia and note on her front porch were the beginning of a Christmas mystery...
December 12, 2014
Finding Joy Working with Disabled Children
A few months ago, I posted an interview I did with Patrick Donohue, whose daughter...
December 10, 2014
Why I Still Believe in Santa Claus: A Response to the Santa Haters
In the classic Bill Murray comedy "Stripes," there's a scene in which all the new...
December 08, 2014
Persevering Through Pain and Struggle
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Persevering Through Pain and Struggle”...
December 02, 2014
Heroes Will Help You Find Good In Yourself
(Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Heroes of 2014....
December 01, 2014
How the Unexpected Child of a Sexual Abuse Survivor Learned Love & Strength From His Mom
(Photo via New York Daily News) Last week, Wayne Coffey of New York's Daily News...
November 18, 2014
Look to Him for Your Sight and Find Something Divine Inside
Two-time "Christopher Closeup" guest and "American Idol" alum Brooke White posted a new song online...
November 14, 2014
Exploring the Choice for Life & Single Motherhood on NBC’s “Parenthood”
The NBC TV series "Parenthood" is one of those shows that looks good, but I...
October 29, 2014
Teaching Kids About Their Bodies, Their Souls, and the Concept of Forgiveness
"If you save her life, I promise to dedicate my life to You." At age...
September 12, 2014
God Sees us Being Changed By Suffering – and Accompanies Us
Over at "America" magazine, Kerry Weber shares a powerful, deeply personal reflection about her niece...
September 04, 2014
How Jennifer Fulwiler Found God, Joy, & an Intellectual All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Most people don't confront their own mortality until they're in their 30s or 40s. For...
August 22, 2014
Five Quick Reasons to See “When the Game Stands Tall”
Opening today is Jim Caviezel's new movie "When the Game Stands Tall," the true story...
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