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June 23, 2016
Doubting and Stumbling Are Part of the Road to Salvation: An Interview with Sarah Hart
It’s not always easy to wrap our heads or hearts around the concept of God’s...
May 10, 2016
Never Call Yourself a ‘Bad Person,’ but Rather ‘a Saint-in-Training’
Never call yourself a bad person, but rather “a saint-in-training.” That’s the advice of former...
May 03, 2016
John Schlimm on “Five Years in Heaven,” Doing God’s Work, & the Smile That Changed the World
I interviewed John Schlimm one year ago about his memoir “Five Years in Heaven.” It...
March 22, 2016
A Young Man’s Vision of Heaven Inspires ‘Thrive in Joy’ Mission
Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection - the event that makes our redemption possible...
March 18, 2016
Could a Catholic School Graduate Win the Farewell Season of “American Idol”?
(Photo property of Fox) On last night's "American Idol," viewers got to see videos featuring...
February 22, 2016
Matt Weber Talks Perforated Stomachs, Finding Humor During Pain, & Seeing God in His Wife
Matt Weber admits that he had lived a relatively trouble-free, "Andy Griffith Show/Leave It to...
January 07, 2016
When “Blessed Assurance” Came to Washington
Ninety-one-year-old actress Cicely Tyson was one of the honorees at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors...
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...
September 29, 2015
When a 92-Year-Old Woman Met The New Great-Grandchild She Was Praying For
Ninety-two-year-old Millie Martin is confined to her bed due to congestive heart failure, but her...
September 28, 2015
Four New Nicknames for Pope Francis in the Aftermath of His U.S. Visit
(Photo courtesy of The Tablet) Before the euphoria fades from the visit of the People's...
August 04, 2015
A Vision of Heaven in Central Harlem: iHope Finds Beauty Amid Brokenness
You might expect a school for children who've suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be...
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 02, 2015
Staying Positive Around Negative People
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Staying Positive Around Negative People”...
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...
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...
February 11, 2015
Why Getting Hit Over the Head by God Turned PJ Anderson Into a Troubadour of Hope
"No more fun." That's what singer-songwriter PJ Anderson thought it meant to give his life...
December 12, 2014
Finding Joy Working with Disabled Children
A few months ago, I posted an interview I did with Patrick Donohue, whose daughter...
November 19, 2014
Jonathan Jackson + Enation on G.K. Chesterton, Desperate Prayers, Rebellious Hope, and More
There aren't a lot of rock albums out there that were partially inspired by G.K....
September 05, 2014
Blessed Mother Teresa’s Advice on ‘Securing Heaven’
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who dedicated her life to serving Christ by ministering to...
July 01, 2014
Opening Hearts to the Holy Spirit: An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Tori Harris
For 25-year-old singer-songwriter Tori Harris, attending a Baptist University was the best thing that ever...
June 04, 2014
Down Syndrome, Racial Harmony, & Hearing Impairment Themes in High School Poster Contest Winners
Today we're highlighting the top three winners in The Christophers' 24th Annual Poster Contest for...
September 06, 2013
A Couple’s Journey Through a Joy-Filled Pregnancy in One Second a Day
Patricia Heaton just shared this Buzzfeed video on Twitter. It was posted by husband and...
March 08, 2012
Finding Joy in Difficult Times
Here's an excerpt from our latest Christopher News Note, "Finding Joy in Difficult Times:" Joy....
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