How Far Will You Walk With God?

(l to r) Ken Schroy (Vice Chairman of The Marty Lyons Foundation), Msgr. Peter Finn (The Christophers' Board of Directors), and Marty Lyons (James Keller Award winner)

The 63rd annual Christopher Awards were presented in New York City this past May 24. Though the majority of awards fall into the categories of books, films, and TV programs, we also recognize a few individuals with special Christopher Awards. For instance, the James Keller Award—named after The Christophers’ founder—goes to someone who is making [Read More...]

Batman Actor Visits Aurora’s Wounded

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“The Dark Knight Rises” star Christian Bale today visited those who were wounded in the Aurora, Colorado, shooting rampage. It was a personal trip, not on behalf of the studio. Even more classy was the fact that there was little advance warning so press coverage was limited. Bale wasn’t looking to attract pats on the [Read More...]

Former Olympic Diver Credits God for Impossible Gold Medal Win

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During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Laura Wilkinson remarkably won the gold medal in platform diving only a few months after she had broken her foot in a training accident. It was a feat many thought was physically impossible. She went on to become the only woman in history to win platform diving [Read More...]

Hope Rises For Petra Anderson, Survivor of Aurora Shooting

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I’ve mentioned the Act One screenwriting and producing program numerous times on this blog. With a grounding in Christian values, they train talented writers and aspiring producers to work in the entertainment industry in order to improve popular culture from the inside. It turns out that twenty-two-year-old Petra Anderson, the sister of Act Oner Chloe [Read More...]

The Reason for the World and the Quest for Healing After Loss

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The evil act and lives lost in Aurora, Colorado, this past Friday leaves the family and friends of the dead and wounded with deep sadness and maybe even deeper questions about why God would allow something like this to happen. It’s a question singer/songwriter Matthew West faced a few years ago when he asked his [Read More...]

Hope, Despair, and The Dark Knight

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When “The Dark Knight” – the second film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy – opened in 2008, I went to see it opening day because, like a lot of guys, I grew up reading Batman comics and was excited to see where the story would go next.  Though that film was technically good , it [Read More...]

An NBA All Star’s Greatest Legacy: Caring for a Paralyzed Teammate

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Today’s post was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello:   If Jack Twyman did nothing in his life except play basketball, his name would be worth remembering. And, if you’re a sports fan, you probably do remember him, because he played basketball awfully well. A slender forward in the early days of the National Basketball [Read More...]

Should Six-Year-Old Girls Be Trying to Look Sexy?

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The answer to that question is a definitive, “No!” Yet according to a recent study, that’s exactly what’s happening in our culture today. As reported by The Huffington Post: Most girls as young as 6 are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects, according to a new study of elementary school-age kids in [Read More...]

A Safe Haven for Pregnant College Students

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In 2009, I interviewed a young single mother named Lacy Dodd who was serving on the Board of Directors of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based pregnancy resource center Room at the Inn. As someone who had experienced an unplanned pregnancy while in college, she wanted to help other women in similar situations. Specifically, Lacy was promoting [Read More...]

A Review of “The Cancer Year”

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I first heard of Audrey Assad in 2010 when I received a review copy of her debut CD, “The House You’re Building,” that her publicist sent me pitching an interview. After listening to her insightful lyrics, catchy melodies, and pure voice, I was hooked as a fan. Then I did what all music fans do [Read More...]

R.I.P. Stephen Covey and Celeste Holm

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I just heard that renowned leadership expert and author of the best-seller “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” Stephen R. Covey, has died at age 79 following injuries he sustained in a bicycle accident three months ago. I had the opportunity to record a phone interview with Mr. Covey a couple of years ago. [Read More...]

Saturday Punny for Book Lovers

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From “Mother Goose and Grimm:” [Read more...]


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