Tags: humility

Choosing Christlikeness When Anger Boils Podcast

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Your heart is pounding. The tension is building. And anger boils up to the surface. On Sports Spectrum find practical tools for replacing feelings of anger with a Christlike spirit of grace and humility. Another timely look at the real issues in sports and life, all from a faith perspective with the team from Sports Spectrum!

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The Danger of Overconfidence

This Super Bowl week I was reminded of one of the great Super Bowls of days gone by. On January 12, 1969, the New York Jets and the Baltimore Colts met in Miami for Super Bowl III, and it was expected to be pretty ugly. The Colts were heavily favored and seemed a certainty to…

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Little League World Series

The last few weeks, the Little League World Series has been all over ESPN, with some great performances put in by the kids, both in the US and International divisions. Along the way, there were clutch hits, great catches, and strong pitching efforts. Arguably, however, the best individual effort was delivered by 12-year-old Will Lucas…

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Going to School

It’s that time of year when school starts back up and, with it, football and all the other fall sports. We anticipate this time of year with its freshness and excitement, as well as with its challenges and difficulties. Why? Well, I think in part because it’s a time for learning. The obvious learning that…

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All-Star Quality

In May, when the Angels’ ace pitcher Jered Weaver threw the first no-hitter of his career, he was overwhelmed with emotion. When interviewed, Weaver, an All-Star hurler by any standard, immediately began to talk about his parents and wife, the support of his family and their importance in his life, and how this master-class pitching…

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The Priority of Preparation

This month we have been looking at elements of baseball that can wonderfully picture elements of the life of the Christ-follower. Today is no exception as we have been looking at how to build for success—and much of that building is rooted in wise preparation. In the major leagues, this process of preparation is both…

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Five Tools of Effective Christianity: Humility Podcast

Jesus’ teaching on humility goes against the grain of the culture. On Sports Spectrum, hear from New York Mets coach, Mookie Wilson; NHL broadcaster, Chico Resch; and former Butler University center, Matt Howard, as they discuss how to stay humble on and off the field. Humility, it’s one of the ”Five Tools of Effective Christianity.” You…

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Needed: True Humility

For sports fans, few things are more frustrating than when professional athletes overestimate their abilities—making financial demands that can negatively impact their team’s ability to improve by adding other needed pieces to their team’s makeup. This is not only true of older players whose best days are likely behind them. It is also true of…

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Two Great Voices

Recently, I was watching a baseball highlights show on MLB Network, when they showed highlights of a game between the Padres and the Dodgers. There is nothing unusual about that—what got my attention was that they used the hometown radio feeds to narrate the highlights for each side. This meant that in those highlights I…

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When Pride Gets In The Way

The current NBA trend toward players’ ability to control team structures and makeup is seen by some as a breath of fresh air, giving players a new sense of control over their playing futures. For others, it is perceived as ego run amuck—uber-wealthy players who see themselves as bigger than the game and more important…

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