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Youth Sports as Idols

I recently had a roundtable conversation with a group of local church youth workers. We were chatting about the role that youth sports has taken in our current cultural setting. As parents, we want our kids to be able to…
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Sports Parenting 5

All this week we’ve been looking at how to push back on a youth sports culture that tends to value the wrong things, by living out our faith as sports parents. Jesus said that it’s out of the overflow of…
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Sports Parenting 4

All this week we’re looking at how to push back on a youth sports culture that tends to value the wrong things, by living out our faith as sports parents. Parents, let me ask you this question: What are the…
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Sports Parenting 3

All this week we’re looking at how to push back on a youth sports culture that tends to value the wrong things, by living out our faith as sports parents. There’s much that we can learn from hockey hall of…
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Sports Parenting 1

Vincent Fortanasce is a psychiatrist, coach and member of the Little League Hall of Fame. In his book, Life Lessons from Little League , he relates how he asked parents at the initial team meeting about what they first ask…
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Sports Pressure

We live in a sports-obsessed culture. In God’s good design, sports are a good thing as long as they don’t become an ultimate thing, or idol. One measure of how much we worship sport is the growing pressure many kids…
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Sports as Idol

I recently read a fascinating and helpful perspective on the place sports should and should not hold in our lives written by Robert Cunningham for ByFaith magazine. Cunningham says that all of us have been made with religious impulses and…
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The Super Bowl and Ads

With the Super Bowl happening this week there’s excitement building not only about the game, but about all the new commercials that will air. This year’s cost to marketers? Seven million dollars for a thirty-second spot. As always, we suggest…
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Youth Sports Spending

Pastor Tim Keller defines an idol as anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God. It’s anything you seek to give you what only God can give. One way to discover our own personal counterfeit gods is to…
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