Build a Marriage That Taps Into God’s Love

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“This is a generation that has a real fear about making marriage work, and they’re hungry to figure out how to do it so they don’t end up making the same mistakes they see everyone else making and experiencing that agonizing pain.” That “agonizing pain” is divorce, and marriage counselors Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Loving Others as Christ Would Love Them

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In this week’s reflection, Father Jonathan Morris examines the Christian call to love others as Christ loves them. Father Jonathan acknowledges that this is especially difficult when we cross paths with people in our daily lives who aren’t easy to love or even like. That’s why he offers advice on how we can look at [Read More...]

Soldier Returning from Afghanistan Meets Baby Daughter for First Time

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Captain William Lotts was deployed to Afghanistan when his wife Brittany was 15 weeks pregnant. As a result, he missed the birth of his daughter Finley this past July. Brittany prayed for her husband’s safe return, especially in light of the fact that he held the dangerous job of clearing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from [Read More...]

Stuck in a Christmas Time Loop: A Review of the Hallmark Channel’s “Pete’s Christmas”

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Fourteen-year-old Pete Kidder is having the “worst Christmas ever.” Why? The middle child’s parents forgot to buy him a present; his football jock older brother blames him for mishaps he didn’t cause; he embarrasses himself in front of the pretty girl who just moved in next door; and he has to sleep with his super-genius [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris & the Beggar Who Hit the Jesus Lottery

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In this week’s video from Father Jonathan Morris, he offers a reflection on the patience of God using a personal example of an encounter he had with a homeless man asking for money for food. It’s an encounter that requires Father Jonathan to display an unexpected level of trust in the homeless man who approached [Read More...]

Enter the Great Christopher Book Giveaway of 2013

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. We have several extra copies of books for adults and children that won Christopher Awards this year, so with the season of giving almost upon us, I’d like to give you the chance to win them for yourself [Read More...]

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

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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

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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

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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...]

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

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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

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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...]