Coping with Loneliness at ChristmasFeeling low this Christmas season?  You’re not alone.  Amid holiday cheer, many lonely people are crying or dying on the inside.  Maybe you’re one of them.  I was.  (Magazine article.)  French

The Christmas Story: Does it Still Matter?  Christmas often means time with family, hectic shopping, parties, cards and gifts. But what about the first Christmas?  Why is the original story – the baby in a manger, shepherds, wise men, angels – important, if at all?  The answer may surprise you. (Probe radio series transcript)  Chinese

Are You Listening? Do You Hear What I Hear?  Have you ever missed a great opportunity because you weren’t listening carefully?  Twenty centuries ago some clues to impending good news of monumental import eluded most folks. Fascinating prophecies of Jesus’ birth and life bring revealing insights into your own life today.  (Probe radio series transcript)   Spanish

The Star movie: First-Christmas animal adventure.  This fun and funny animated film tracks a slew of animals following an unusual Star to a manger in Bethlehem, where they sense something wonderful is about to happen involving a pregnant woman named Mary and her husband Joseph.  Celebrity voices include Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Kris Kristofferson, Patricia Heaton, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi and Christopher Plummer.  (Short op-ed)

History Channel’s Jesus TV series: Who was he, really?  He’s one of history’s most controversial personalities.  Was he a good man spreading love and peace?  A rabble-rouser stirring rebellion?  A charlatan deceiving the masses – then and now?  Something else?  History Channel’s series examines Jesus through the eyes of eight contemporary friends and enemies.  (Short op-ed)