Tags: Body of Christ

All Hands on Deck

With tomorrow night’s NFL matchup between the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars, we move into the fourth and final quarter of the NFL season. This means two things: First, everyone is injured. We are at the point of the season where every player has some kind of knick or wobble or bother that keeps…

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The Fraternity

With the beginning of the college basketball season approaching, we once again enter what, for many sports fans, is the very best time of the year. For many, no sport is better or more exciting than college hoops—and for them the long wait is finally over. What I find so interesting about college basketball is…

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Giving God Your Talent

In sports, one of the most powerful realities we can ever face is the challenge to function as a part of a team. Why? First of all, it requires us to take our personal goals and desires and subjugate them to the goals and the desires of the group. Second, it requires us to yield…

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Battling Discouragement

We are in the heart of March Madness, where the best college basketball teams in the country play in one of the most exciting tournaments in sports to determine the national championship. It is a tourney that boasts of the great squads from Duke, Indiana, Syracuse, Michigan State, UConn, North Carolina, and Kansas on an…

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Team Chemistry

The Bronx Zoo New York Yankees of the 1980s were almost more noted for their in-house squabbles and brawls than for their on-field play. That tension and friction between players, and sometimes players and coaches, even flared up in the dugout in view of fans, opponents, and television cameras. There seemed to be more conflict…

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Becoming a Team Player

Sam Snead was one of the greatest golfers of all time, and continues today to hold the record for most career victories in professional golf—a daunting 82 victories, including 7 major championship titles. “Slammin’ Sammy” won his final PGA Tour event in 1965 when, at the age of 53, he captured the Greater Greensboro Open….

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The Coaching Fraternity

With the beginning of the college basketball season around the corner, we once again enter what, for many sports fans, is the very best time of the year. For many, no sport is better or more exciting than college hoops—and for them the long wait is nearly over. What I find so interesting about college…

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Surprising Heroes

Living in Michigan, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Tiger fans celebrate their impending visit to the World Series. Certainly, the Detroit squad has its fair share of stars, with Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, power-hitting Prince Fielder, and dominating pitcher Justin Verlander all doing their part to drive the Tigers to the Series. In…

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Part of the Team

Baseball is a team game, requiring the successful coordination of players with distinctive roles. Each of the 9 defensive positions on the field demands a particular skillset, which usually means that if you are good at one position, you will struggle at several others. On May 13, 2008, however, a collegiate baseball player named Buster…

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The Need for Community

Cornerback may be the toughest position in all of professional football. It is not merely a matter of the skills needed or the challenges faced—it is because cornerbacks are so utterly exposed. Most of the time, corners are asked to match up against the opposition’s best receivers, and to do so one-on-one. Sure, there are…

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