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September 18, 2015
“Captive” is a Compelling Hostage Drama with a Touch of Grace
"That's a bunch of church crap," says escaped murderer Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) to widowed...
September 15, 2015
Actor David Oyelowo Talks His New Film “Captive” & the Perpetually Redemptive Grace of God
Actor David Oyelowo made a big impression on American moviegoers as the star of the...
September 14, 2015
God Loved Me in My Brokenness, Says Fmr. Meth Addict, Hostage Hero & Subject of Film “Captive”
"I'm gonna die, and this is what I deserve." That was the first thought that...
September 08, 2015
God Creates Beauty From Ashes: An Interview w. Taya Kyle, Widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle
"I've learned that when God promises beauty through the ashes, He means it." So says...
August 20, 2015
Twelve-Year-Old Enthalls “America’s Got Talent” Audience with “Pie Jesu”
Arielle Baril, a 12-year-old with a powerful voice, enthralled the audience of "America's Got Talent"...
August 19, 2015
Sister Annie Credidio Brings Healing to Society’s Untouchables
When American-born nun Sister Annie Credidio moved to Ecuador in the mid-1980s to be a...
August 17, 2015
Father Jonathan Morris on Study That Finds Religion is the Key to Long-term Happiness
A study by researchers at the London School of Economics and Erasmus University Medical Center...
August 12, 2015
How Hope & Faith Got Two Young Women Through 10 Years of Captivity and Sexual Abuse
Considering that Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were kidnapped, held hostage, abused, and repeatedly sexually...
August 11, 2015
Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen Wounds
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen...
July 29, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Scripture’s Power to Transform Our Lives
Today, Father Jonathan Morris shares his insights on making Bible reading a part of our...
July 15, 2015
A Morning Prayer from St. Thomas More
Blogging has been light lately because I'm working on The Christophers' annual "Three Minutes a...
July 08, 2015
Fairy Tales, Deeper Truths, & Illustrating God’s Love for Children (and the Young at Heart)
(All photos and artwork property of Katy Betz Studio.) Like a lot of kids, Katy...
June 23, 2015
How an Elderly Nun Brought Hope, Purpose and Joy to a Young Man at a Crossroads in Life
At the age of 31, John Schlimm was at a crossroads. He had spent his...
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...
June 19, 2015
How the Murders in Charleston Reflect Two Ways of Looking at the World
(Photo of Rev. Clementa Pinckney from website of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.) The nine...
June 17, 2015
Faith, Redemption, and Survival Highlighted in Trailer for Upcoming Movie “Captive”
When I interviewed writer/producer Brian Bird a few months ago about his Hallmark Channel series...
June 02, 2015
Staying Positive Around Negative People
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Staying Positive Around Negative People”...
May 22, 2015
A Memorial Day Prayer from The Christophers
Heavenly Father, Today we honor those who gave their life for their country on foreign...
May 21, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Overcoming Envy
Envy is a common human emotion we all feel from time to time. Something good...
May 19, 2015
What a Subway Ride Taught Me About Evangelization
A few months ago on this blog, I shared a story about a subway ride...
May 07, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Benefits of a Prayer List
Do you have a list of people that you pray for? Father Jonathan Morris does,...
May 05, 2015
The Truth About Angels, Messengers from God
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Angels: Messengers from God” (which...
April 14, 2015
A Mohawk-Themed Mass in Honor of St. Kateri
(Photo property of narrative.ly) One of our freelance writers, Garan Santicola, recently wrote an article...
March 25, 2015
I Want to Help Kids See They Have a Hero Inside: An Interview with Joan Bauer
A car accident seemed to end Joan Bauer's career before it even began. After spending...
March 19, 2015
God is Looking for People Willing to Admit Their Own Frailty: An Interview with Matt Maher
Over the past few years, five-time Grammy nominee Matt Maher underwent some changes in his...
March 18, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris with 3 Steps to Build Your Relationship with God
Many Christians identify themselves by whatever denomination they belong to, but one of the key...
March 11, 2015
Simplifying Your Life and Finding Comfort in an Anxious World
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Simplifying Your Life” (which was...
March 02, 2015
The Nuns Who Run a Cattle Ranch
(Photo property of NBC News) Last night, NBC News's Erica Hill reported on a group...
February 25, 2015
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,...
February 19, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Moving Past Resentment
Are you walking around carrying resentment toward some person or situation in your life? Maybe...
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