Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen Wounds

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen Wounds” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: The tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams in the summer of 2014 relaunched our nation’s ongoing conversation [Read More…]

Israeli and Palestinian Youth Find Harmony in Music

Establishing peace and harmony between Israelis and Palestinians seems like an impossible task, but the Jewish, Christian and Muslim members of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus have done just that amongst themselves. And they hope to spread that harmony to others through their music. Here is an excerpt of a press release about their upcoming [Read More…]

How God Led a Doris Day-loving Irish Woman to Save Homeless Children in Vietnam

(Photo: Christina Noble with director of “Noble” Stephen Bradley. Courtesy Aspiration Media) “I’ll walk. You lead.” That’s what Christina Noble tells God when she’s trying to figure out what exactly He wants her to do for the orphan children of Vietnam in 1989 – and it reflects the unusual mission this humanitarian has taken since [Read More…]

Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”

(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011, USC filmmaking student Brian Ivie was eating his breakfast cereal and reading the Los Angeles Times when he came across a story titled “South Korean Pastor Tends an Unwanted Flock.” It shared the actions of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who had [Read More…]