Former Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson on Being a Winner in God’s Eyes vs. the World’s Eyes

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One of the most aggravating aspects of the Olympics to me is when reporters treat silver medalists like losers – as if being the second best athlete in your field in THE ENTIRE WORLD is somehow something to hang your head about. In her engaging and enjoyable new memoir “Winning Balance” (co-written with Nancy Anderson [Read More...]

The Mother Who Saved 30 Abandoned Babies from the Trash

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H/T to Patricia Heaton who posted the link to this story on Twitter, saying, “In the line at the pearly gates, this lady will be ahead of all of us:” From The Daily Mail: A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged. Lou Xiaoying, now [Read More...]

Isn’t It Time You Saw the Light?

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Are you feeling spiritually pooped? Do you need a God-infused jolt of oomph in your life? If you answered yes, look no further than the video below of The Lower Lights performing the classic hymn, “I Saw the Light.” It will get your toes-a-tapping, your heart-a-humming, and your soul-a-singing. Then listen to the podcast featuring [Read More...]

Love and Selfishness in Relationships and “Ruby Sparks”

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Have you ever been so lonely that you created an imaginary ‘ideal mate’ in your mind that you could could talk to and who would love you just the way you are – and then have that exact person appear in your home out of nowhere? Me neither. But that’s the premise of the new [Read More...]

“I’m very thankful for whatever fluke of physics or hand of God preserved my sister.”

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The other day I posted the story of Petra Anderson, an Aurora shooting survivor who endured a shotgun pellet in her brain without severe damage to her speech and motor functions due to a birth defect that allowed the pellet to bypass important areas in her brain. Petra’s sister, Chloe Anderson, who is an alum [Read More...]

How Far Will You Walk With God?

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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...]


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