From Sinners to Saints: No One is Too Far Gone for God

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “From Sinners to Saints.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: No one is too far gone for God. Regardless of how many poor choices you’ve made, how many people you’ve hurt or how you’ve broken the laws [Read More…]

The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude

I saw the image below on Christopher Award-winning author Nicole Lataif’s Facebook page today. It’s a picture by photographer Kerri Liles of two of her children, one of whom has Down Syndrome. The picture became so popular that Liles is now selling it as a poster on her website with proceeds going to the initiative [Read More…]

Former “Touched by an Angel” Producer Offers Commandments for Christians in Media

Brian Bird has worked in Hollywood for 25 years, most notably as a Co-Executive Producer and writer of the Christopher Award-winning TV series “Touched by an Angel.” The longtime faculty member at the “Act One” program for Christians in Hollywood has also worked on shows like “Evening Shade” and “Step by Step” – and is [Read More…]

UPDATE: At the End of the Day, Lord, I Pray I Have a Life That’s Good

On a recent episode of the ABC series “Nashville,” sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella (ages 14 and nine) sang an original song called “A Life That’s Good.” It’s sung from the point of view of a person who is hoping to make the right choices in life and be blessed with good things along the [Read More…]

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

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

“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”

“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

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

“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

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

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

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…]