Category Archives: Sports

Things Jesus Never Said: God Wants Your Team To Win (Sunday’s Sermon Today)

This fall, I’ll be looking at perceptions that (some) Christians have about faith that seem popular but flawed. In some cases, they will obviously not be literal things Jesus said, but ideas or concepts that we have adopted or internalized to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: In Training (Romans 12:1-21)

I’ll admit it (like many of you don’t already know): I’m a comic book geek. I love the stories of the superheroes in print and in the theater. For the release of the second Avengers movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Suiting Up (Ephesians 6:10-18)

You wouldn’t show up for a half marathon wearing golf cleats. Or an ATV race with only a scooter. You wouldn’t show up for a baseball game in your hockey gear, or for a basketball game with a golf ball. … Continue reading

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For the Win? Lessons From The Hardwood (A Mustard Seed Musing)

The parents surrounded me. The final basketball practice had just ended, a scrimmage between the parents and players. “You know, we’re playing the team that beat us the first game of the season. They’re undefeated.” I’m aware, I think to … Continue reading

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NFL Films’ Super Bowl XLIX Champions New England Patriots (Movie Review)

Do you remember when the Seattle Seahawks had Super Bowl XLIX wrapped up after Jermaine Kearse’s acrobatic (lucky?) catch, maximizing his athletic control and preparation? Or how about when the media had quarterback Tom Brady categorized as “over the hill” … Continue reading

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My [Definitive] Best Of 2014 (Movies, Books, & TV)

One friend challenged me to read fifty books this year; another asked me what my movie-to-book ratio was- said there was no way I actually read that many books with the movies I review regularly. So this year, I kept … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Cynthia Zamperini-Garris On Unbroken, Her Father, & His New Book

What would you do if you were lost at sea? Imprisoned and beaten in an enemy war prison? Losing the love of your life because of your own addiction and anger? In 1949, Louie Zamperini heard Billy Graham preach, and … Continue reading

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David’s Story: View From The Goodyear Blimp (Sunday’s Sermon Today)

If you’ve watched a professional or college football game, more than likely you’ve seen footage of the stadium and the city where the game is being played, filmed from the Goodyear Blimp. In fact, they’ve been covering games for nearly … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading (Book Reviews)

A host of books have caught my attention lately- some sent my way and some I’ve purchased. Here are some of the more notable ones… Jon Bassoff, Factory Town. A dark, dark book that leaves you guessing, this one reminded me of … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From The Pitch (That’s the Soccer Field, Y’all!) (Mustard Seed Musing)

What a night. The playoff game was intense as our home team Richmond Kickers faced off against a rival from South Carolina. The winner would move on and the loser would go home for another offseason of wondering what went … Continue reading

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