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March 28, 2017
The 2017 Christopher Award winners for TV, Film, and Books Are…
FAMILY TIES AND OVERCOMING ADVERSITY A COMMON THREAD IN 68TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS Creators...
December 20, 2016
Singer JJ Heller on Christmas, Panic Attacks, and God’s Power to Turn Brokenness Into Beauty
Every year when the Christmas season comes around, singer-songwriter JJ Heller is transported back to...
November 30, 2016
Jennifer Nettles on Being “a Child of God” and Listening to His “Still Small Voice”
"It's important to be able to enjoy and be entertained by stories of faith, stories...
November 10, 2016
Starbucks Red Cups Include Nativity Scene This Year
There was a lot of hubbub over the fact that Starbucks released plain red cups...
November 03, 2016
US Post Office Releases Its 2016 Nativity Stamp for Christmas
As the time for writing and mailing Christmas cards quickly approaches, the U.S. Post Office...
May 20, 2016
Pictures Galore from the 2016 Christopher Awards, Where Stories of Heart and Courage Dominated
After months of preparation, the 67th annual Christopher Awards took place in New York City...
December 23, 2015
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: Bells. Bells! Few sounds are...
December 22, 2015
Family, Not Just Nostalgia, is Behind Popularity of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
As expected, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has done blockbuster business opening weekend, earning over...
December 16, 2015
Finding Comfort and Joy in the Broken Chapters of Our Lives
Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Story recently released her first Christmas album, “God With Us,” and...
December 11, 2015
A Disabled Child Finds Joy & Encouragement Around Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
(All photos property of The International Academy of Hope) I've written about The International Academy...
December 10, 2015
Seven Classic TV Christmas Episodes to Boost Your Holiday Spirit
Every December, I rewatch classic TV Christmas episodes either on DVD or via reruns on...
December 09, 2015
“An Invisible Thread Christmas Story” Highlights Act of Kindness That Changed Two Lives
"Excuse me, lady. Do you have any spare change? I'm hungry." Those were the first...
December 08, 2015
The Best Christmas Gift You’ll Ever Receive
“If I knew things would no longer be, I would have tried to remember better.”...
November 09, 2015
How Buying Underwear for Christmas Can Support Adoptive Families
The amount of catalogs and advertisements I get in the mail always increases the closer...
June 22, 2015
Christmas in June: Win DVD of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas”
Hallmark Movies and Mysteries and Martha Williamson were kind enough to donate DVD copies of...
May 28, 2015
Three Viewing Suggestions in Case Pope Francis Wants to Start Watching TV Again
The fact that Pope Francis hasn't watched TV since 1990 made the news yesterday. According...
May 14, 2015
The 2015 Christopher Awards: Pictures Galore of a Hootin’ and Heartfelt Good Time
(Photos courtesy Paul Schneck) Every year I look forward to the Christopher Awards because I...
April 08, 2015
The 2015 Christopher Award Winners in Film, TV, and Books Are…
NEW YORK, April 8, 2015 — An Olympic gold medalist, the actor best known as...
December 24, 2014
If You’re Looking for a Christmas Movie That Doesn’t Neglect Jesus, This One’s For You
(Photo via Hallmark Movies and Mysteries) This year, I was very behind on my regular...
December 18, 2014
Balancing the Sacred with the Secular at Christmas: Jonathan Jackson + Enation Reflect
When I interviewed Jonathan Jackson, Richard Lee Jackson, and Daniel Sweatt of Enation a few...
December 17, 2014
How 12 Anonymous Christmas Gifts Brought Healing to a Grieving Family
The poinsettia and note on her front porch were the beginning of a Christmas mystery...
December 10, 2014
Why I Still Believe in Santa Claus: A Response to the Santa Haters
In the classic Bill Murray comedy "Stripes," there's a scene in which all the new...
December 10, 2014
Last Christmas I Gave You Some Socks, But the Very Next Day You Gave Them Away
Everybody's heard the George Michael hit "Last Christmas," especially during this time of year. Well,...
December 09, 2014
Michael W. Smith on Christmas, His Dad’s Dementia, and His Concert of Peace in Bahrain
“All is well, all is well / Angels and men rejoice / For tonight darkness...
December 05, 2014
I Wonder What God Wants for Christmas
I was watching the first hour of NBC's Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center on...
September 11, 2014
In Every Ending, There’s a New Beginning: A Story Inspired by 9/11
(The following post was originally written in 2008. An update appears at the end of...
December 19, 2013
Christ is Born and All is Well
Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Sarah Hart has a gift for music and lyrics so it's a...
December 18, 2013
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Essence of Christmas
In Father Jonathan Morris's Christmas message, he reflects on the idea that God so loved...
December 17, 2013
Making Christmas Happy and Holy
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Making Christmas Happy and Holy."...
December 16, 2013
Regaining Your Christmas Spirit: A Review of “Angels Sing”
With a cast like Harry Connick Jr., Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Connie...
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