Science and a Mother’s Love Offer Hope to Fatally Ill Child

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Sam Berns was supposed to be dead by age 13 because he was born with the disease progeria, which causes rapid aging. No drugs have been developed to halt or cure progeria being only 250 children in the entire world have it. But Sam’s mother, Leslie Gordon, is a doctor – and mothers don’t accept [Read More...]

Prostitutes, Addicts, Prayers and Dreams: Making the Broken Holy

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“We made ourselves available in the corners and the crevices and the dark places in the middle of the night.” That’s how Matthew Barnett and 600 volunteers celebrated his 19th anniversary as the pastor of Bethel Temple in Los Angeles’ Skid Row – and his work as founder of the Dream Center, which reaches more [Read More...]

UPDATED: What “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Can Learn From “Person of Interest”

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“The Avengers” TV spin-off “Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” debuted to fantastic ratings, then leveled off a bit the following few weeks. But the numbers were still high enough to warrant a full season order. As a lifelong comics fan, the show was on my must-see list, and I’ve found it enjoyable so far. However, there’s [Read More...]

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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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...]

The Condition of Our Hearts Affects the Way We See: An Interview with Danny Gokey

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“Fear and faith have one thing in common: they both ask you to believe in something that hasn’t happened yet.” Former “American Idol” contestant and country singer Danny Gokey lived those words after his wife Sophia died due to a congenital heart defect during their fourth year of marriage. Sophia had experienced ongoing medical problems [Read More...]

He Had Every Right Not to Be Happy, But He Was Happy All the Time

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Though born with cerebral palsy along with minimal hearing and vision, Noah Voelker of Gainesville, Florida, always enjoyed being outdoors and in the company of other people. Since there weren’t many opportunities for recreation for the disabled in his area, his parents created “Endeavor Recreation.” This charity, now called “Noah’s Endeavor,” allowed Noah and other [Read More...]

She Was a Doozy

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The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: If she had done nothing more than run the Dope Open, that would have been plenty. Her name is Mary Mulholland, and the Dope Open, which she started in 1968, went on for 42 years and was easily the most successful charity golf tournament in [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Aiming to Serve, Not Be Served

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This week’s reflection by Father Jonathan Morris covers the importance of serving others, of following Jesus’s example when He said, “I have come not to be served, but to serve.” Beyond that, Father Jonathan also addresses the issue of helping others because it makes us feel good. Is that a reason why we should be [Read More...]

From History and Oppression to Body Image Issues: Author Melissa Kuch on the Themes in Her Novel

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Being a huge history buff helped author Melissa Kuch ground her debut young adult fantasy novel in reality.  “The Hypothesis of Giants: Book One – The Assumption” (which I reviewed here a few months ago) doesn’t just include the angst, adventure and romance teen novels are known for; it also provides a look at the [Read More...]

Born Again: A Review of “Gravity” with Sandra Bullock & George Clooney

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Silence is all astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) wants since her heart and soul were destroyed following the death of her four-year-old daughter in a freak accident.  Stone exists, but doesn’t live. That’s why her first mission to space seems to be ideal.  She’s surrounded by the peace and silence she craves – except [Read More...]

Love Turns Despair Into Hope: The LaHood Family’s Ministry to Disabled Children

When Dan LaHood was in second grade at St. John Baptist De La Salle grammar school in Chillum, Maryland, God was already planting seeds for his future. Dan’s teacher chose him to be the companion of a student named Danny Alexander, who had muscular dystrophy. Though Dan was supposed to be Danny’s helper, the opposite [Read More...]

Seeing Christ in Others

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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...]


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