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January 30, 2014
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...
January 27, 2014
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...
January 23, 2014
Harry Connick Jr. Goes to Confession
In a previous blog post, I looked at the Catholic backgrounds of 2014 "American Idol"...
January 17, 2014
“American Idol’s” Catholic Judging Panel
It's well-known that the United States Supreme Court includes a number of Catholic judges. But...
January 16, 2014
Meet the Businessman Who Showed Kindness to Autistic Girl on Plane
A blog post by Shanell Mouland titled "Dear Daddy in Seat 16C" went viral recently....
January 16, 2014
“American Idol” 2014 Creates Sibling-esque Judging Panel – and It Works!
After an "American Idol" season with a judging panel that seemed like a five-month-long Thanksgiving...
January 08, 2014
Choosing Motherhood in a Dangerous World (a “Once Upon a Time” post)
The love of parents for their children has always been a theme on the TV...
December 13, 2013
How “Mary Poppins” Inspired One of the Best Comedy Writers of Our Era
Though much of the Mary Poppins-related attention today will be directed at the new Disney...
December 07, 2013
Candace Cameron Bure Talks Jesus, Santa, Parenting, Priorities and Purpose
Actress Candace Cameron Bure, who grew up on television playing D.J. Tanner on the hit...
November 22, 2013
Jim Caviezel: “I Look for Redeemable Stories”
Yesterday, EWTN's World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo aired an interview with "Person of Interest"...
November 21, 2013
Tim Conway’s Hilarious (and Spiritual) Life
You should always follow your mother’s advice. Well, almost always. Consider this story that actor...
November 07, 2013
Stuck in a Christmas Time Loop: A Review of the Hallmark Channel’s “Pete’s Christmas”
Fourteen-year-old Pete Kidder is having the “worst Christmas ever.” Why? The middle child’s parents forgot...
October 29, 2013
Former “Touched by an Angel” Producer Offers Commandments for Christians in Media
Brian Bird has worked in Hollywood for 25 years, most notably as a Co-Executive Producer...
October 25, 2013
UPDATE: At the End of the Day, Lord, I Pray I Have a Life That’s Good
On a recent episode of the ABC series "Nashville," sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella (ages...
October 22, 2013
UPDATED: What “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Can Learn From “Person of Interest”
"The Avengers" TV spin-off "Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." debuted to fantastic ratings, then leveled off...
October 17, 2013
The Condition of Our Hearts Affects the Way We See: An Interview with Danny Gokey
“Fear and faith have one thing in common: they both ask you to believe in...
September 26, 2013
How a 30-Year-Old Batboy with Down Syndrome Inspires the Cincinnati Reds – and Everyone
Thirty years ago, when Cheryl and Dave Kremer received the diagnosis that their son Teddy...
September 25, 2013
Embracing the Darkness to Find the Light: Audrey Assad on Faith, Doubt, and “Breaking Bad”
“For God judged it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit...
September 19, 2013
Is Joss Whedon’s Bleak Worldview Responsible For His Hopeful Storytelling?
One of the reasons I've been a fan of Joss Whedon's work on TV shows...
August 07, 2013
Good Intentions, the Road to Hell, and the Moral Devolution of “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White
When he was a young scientist, Walter White and his lab partner Gretchen analyzed the...
July 17, 2013
The American Family at Its Best: A look at UP TV’s “Bulloch Family Ranch”
Julie and Rusty Bulloch's ranch in Lakeland, Florida, sits upon acres of dirt and grass....
July 15, 2013
Sheriff Walt Longmire: An Old-Fashioned Hero in a World of TV Antiheroes
In the days of TV antiheroes like Tony Soprano and Don Draper, Sheriff Walt Longmire...
June 27, 2013
Can Music Heal a Broken Family: A Review of the Hallmark Channel’s “Banner 4th of July”
Most Hallmark Channel movies attempt to convey a sense of uplift, poignancy or inspiration strictly...
June 12, 2013
Spirit and Guts: Revisiting the Dennis Quaid/Jim Caviezel Movie “Frequency” for Father’s Day
Anyone who's seen the Aurora Borealis either in pictures, on video or in person knows...
June 10, 2013
Wisdom Doesn’t Always Wear a Suit: NBC News’s Bob Dotson on the Power of Ordinary People
“The one overriding theme I found is that wisdom doesn’t always wear a suit.” Considering...
May 29, 2013
A Christopher Awards Video and Picturepalooza
When a rainfall of Biblical proportions began falling in Manhattan during the afternoon of May...
May 28, 2013
There’s a Lot of Beauty in Ordinary Things: The Brilliance of “The Office” Series Finale
"There is a crack / A crack in everything / That's how the light gets...
May 17, 2013
“American Idol” winner Candice Glover and Other Women Who Derive Their Self-Worth from God
Candice Glover was crowned the winner of "American Idol" season 12 last night - and...
May 15, 2013
The Afterlife of “Lost” and Why the Show Still Matters
Since the TV series "Lost" wrapped up its six year run in May 2010, I'm...
May 13, 2013
Mr. Rogers on Judgment, Need and Holy Ground
The Christopher Awards are just around the corner; next Thursday, to be exact. It's made...
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