Leading the Individual Into His Own Maturity: Dietrich Bonhoeffer on True Leadership

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer – the Lutheran pastor who was martyred during World War II for working against the Nazis – wrote extensively on topics like Christian theology and effective spiritual practices. In light of his unique perspective witnessing Hitler’s rise, he also addressed the nature of leadership and the seductive lure of power. Though most of [Read More...]

Why Jesus Wept

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I’m reading author Colleen Carroll Campbell’s upcoming book “My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir” in preparation for an interview with her next week. It’s a deeply moving, deeply personal book in which Colleen shares many of her struggles, including the challenge of suffering through Alzheimer’s disease with her father. The following passage about the [Read More...]

How a Family of Dogs Helped Rescue a Lost Child with Down Syndrome

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Realizing I’m Broken Gives God Room to Work: A Conversation with American Idol’s Colton Dixon

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There’s a short list of people who can say that Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson were instruments of God’s grace in their lives, but Colton Dixon is one of them. No wonder the singer who appeared on Season 11 of American Idol refused to keep quiet about his Christian faith when show producers [Read More...]

Lucy Van Pelt’s Guide to Getting Your Life Out of a Rut

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“Argo:” If It Wasn’t a True Story, It Would Be One of the Most Far-fetched Plots You’ve Ever Heard

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Not only do the Americans save the day in the fact-based new movie “Argo,” but they do it without firing a shot or dropping a bomb. At the start of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 when revolutionaries stormed the American embassy and took 52 people hostage, six U.S. diplomats managed to escape the embassy [Read More...]

The Greater Fool: A Parable

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The following story is an entry from Volume 47 of The Christophers’ “Three Minutes a Day” book (on sale here): An English nobleman gave his jester a wand, saying, “Keep this until you find a greater fool than yourself.” The jester laughingly accepted the wand and waved it about on festive occasions. One day, the [Read More...]

The King of Queens is a Catholic Family Man

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From CNS via The Catholic Spirit: He doesn’t exactly advertise it, but the “king of Queens” is a Catholic family man. Kevin James, who played Doug Heffernan for nine seasons on the CBS sitcom and has since branched out into movies, has no problem talking about his values and how it affects his career. “I [Read More...]

The Question That Led to a Lifeline for Women Who Are Pregnant and Homeless

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“Can you help us?” Those four words, spoken to Chris Bell in 1979, have led to hundreds of babies and young mothers in the ensuing years finding shelter, life skills, compassion and a future. Bell was living and working in New York’s Times Square at the time, helping homeless and runaway kids there. Though he’d [Read More...]

The Virgin Mary’s Sitcom Appearance

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If I told you a statue of the Virgin Mary – specifically Our Lady of Guadalupe – played a role in the plot of a modern sitcom, you’d probably assume it would be the butt of some religious joke. In the case of episode 3 of Matthew Perry’s new show, “Go On,” you’d be wrong. [Read More...]

Love of God Remakes the Soul

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The following was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: It’s that time of year again. Come Oct. 4, or thereabouts, people all over will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by bringing their pets to church for a blessing. This will include not only the “usual” pets–dogs, cats, fish, birds–but some of the [Read More...]

Hollywood, Jesus and the Monks of Mount Athos: A Conversation with Actor Jonathan Jackson

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It’s not that unusual for an actor to thank God when winning an award. It was a first, however, when Jonathan Jackson thanked “the monks of Mount Athos for ceaselessly praying for the life of the world” while accepting his fifth Daytime Emmy for his role as Lucky Spencer on “General Hospital.” What was even [Read More...]


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