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June 10, 2013
Wisdom Doesn’t Always Wear a Suit: NBC News’s Bob Dotson on the Power of Ordinary People
“The one overriding theme I found is that wisdom doesn’t always wear a suit.” Considering...
June 03, 2013
Depth, Mystery and Authentic Friendships Keys to Evangelizing Young People
This article was originally posted on Patheos in January 2011: Chances are that the leaders...
May 23, 2013
The Prodigal Son Meets SEAL Team SIX: The Short, Humble, Fearless Life of Adam Brown
"That was the day that he sold his soul." That's how Eric Blehm, author of...
May 17, 2013
“American Idol” winner Candice Glover and Other Women Who Derive Their Self-Worth from God
Candice Glover was crowned the winner of "American Idol" season 12 last night - and...
April 24, 2013
What Are You Putting Between Yourself and God? Unmasking the Idols in Your Life
Though we modern folk believe we’re much smarter and less gullible than, for example, the...
April 17, 2013
Grace, Gold & Glory: An Interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas and her mom, Natalie Hawkins
One of the most impressive things about Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas' memoir "Grace, Gold &...
April 16, 2013
The Way the World is Meant to Work: Heroic Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig Discusses Her New Initiative
The darkest experience of former Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig's life has motivated...
April 10, 2013
A Sports Champion’s Secret Life Saving Jews During the Italian Holocaust
In Florence, Italy, July 1944, Tour de France champion Gino Bartali faced possible torture and...
March 18, 2013
Companions on the Road to God Experience Doubt, Mystery and Redemption Together
So a rationalist and a mystic walk into a bar. Okay, it wasn't a bar;...
March 06, 2013
Heroes, Spies, Nazis and the Pope: A True Story That Reads Like a Spy Novel
"A false prophet of Lucifer." That's how Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli - later to become Pope...
February 19, 2013
Lord, Please Use Me Today: A Conversation with Tom Peterson
Chances are you’d be furious if a car came crashing through your house because the...
February 07, 2013
A Stigmata-Fearing Young Catholic’s Humorous Search for a Culturally Relevant Faith
When he was a fourth grader at Holy Cross Grammar School in Springfield, Massachusetts, Matt...
February 05, 2013
“The Blind Side’s” Happy Super Bowl Ending
Many of you have seen the Christopher Award-winning movie "The Blind Side," which told the...
February 04, 2013
CNN’s Jake Tapper Talks War, Political Journalism, and the Faith & Selflessness of the U.S. Military
"In the modern media world and the modern American pop culture world, we know the...
January 07, 2013
2012: A Blog Year in Review
Happy Belated New Year to Everybody! After three weeks of being largely offline, it's taking...
December 11, 2012
Two “Idols” Celebrate the Savior: Christmas Music & Conversation with Scotty McCreery and Brooke White
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December 05, 2012
Saving Your Christmas from Chaos: An Interview with Matthew West
I have a confession to make. I occasionally listen to Christmas music during the summer....
November 28, 2012
Your Guarantee of Heaven If You Choose It Every Day
Christopher Closeup Podcast - Guest: Dan Lord Joy is one of those qualities in life...
November 08, 2012
A Sexual Abuse Victim’s Efforts to Be a Conduit to the Light of God and the Saints
When rock journalist Dawn Eden left behind her sexually promiscuous lifestyle to embrace chastity, Christianity,...
November 01, 2012
Feminine, Faithful, Free and Bold: One Woman’s Journey Toward Love & Liberation with the Saints
“In a sense, Teresa of Avila was a party girl.” That may not be the...
October 25, 2012
The Messy Quest for Meaning: How Doubt, Anxiety, Monks and Mayberry Renewed One Man’s Relationship with God
A debilitating anxiety disorder brought on by a rejection of God during his teenage years...
October 18, 2012
Realizing I’m Broken Gives God Room to Work: A Conversation with American Idol’s Colton Dixon
There’s a short list of people who can say that Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and...
October 02, 2012
Hollywood, Jesus and the Monks of Mount Athos: A Conversation with Actor Jonathan Jackson
It’s not that unusual for an actor to thank God when winning an award. It...
August 16, 2012
Sargent Shriver’s Faith Was the Driver of His Will
The following post was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello. It's followed by a podcast...
July 31, 2012
Former Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson on Being a Winner in God’s Eyes vs. the World’s Eyes
One of the most aggravating aspects of the Olympics to me is when reporters treat...
July 24, 2012
Former Olympic Diver Credits God for Impossible Gold Medal Win
During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Laura Wilkinson remarkably won the gold medal...
July 05, 2012
The Passing of a Quiet Hero
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