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 Army recruits are introducing themselves to each other and to their drill sergeant, Sgt. Hulka. This is one memorable exchange between Hulka and a tightly-wound recruit named Francis: Psycho: [My] name’s Francis Soyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of [Read More...]

Persevering Through Pain and Struggle

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Persevering Through Pain and Struggle” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Every once in a while we come face to face with someone who seems to defy the odds, who has [Read More...]

Heroes Will Help You Find Good In Yourself

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(Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Heroes of 2014. Read other perspectives here.) “Your heroes will help you find good in yourself.” That’s a line from country music star Randy Travis’s 1990 hit “Heroes and Friends,” and it perfectly encapsulates what our culture should look for when we dub [Read More...]

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 wrote a powerful profile about West Point senior Dion Hart and his mother Leah Chavez who survived major difficulties over the course of their lives because of the power of love. Here’s an excerpt. When you grow up in the [Read More...]


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