Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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…]

Seeing Christ in Others

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Seeing Christ in Others.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: “No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is brought to perfection in us.” —1 John [Read More…]

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 had Down Syndrome, they were told he’d never have more than a 40 IQ and possibly might never walk or talk. That was just the beginning of the story, though, and it took a much more positive turn than anyone [Read More…]

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 like “Buffy,” “Angel” and “Firefly – and movies like “The Avengers” – is that his stories convey a sense of hope. That hope is often hard-won because it involves enduring struggle, suffering and sacrifice for the sake of loving another [Read More…]