Category Archives: Sports

NASCAR, Prayer & an Irreverent Baptist Preacher

By now, many have had the opportunity to watch Pastor Joe Nelm’s “prayer” at last weekend’s Nationwide Federated Auto Parts 300 race in Nashville, TN.  Since his unusual invocation at the July 23 NASCAR event, Helm’s prayer has received over 1.8 million views on … Continue reading

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B-ball & Blogging: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!

Let the madness begin!  Well, it already has begun.  March Madness, otherwise known as the NCAA Basketball Tournament, started earlier today.  With some spare time on my hands this morning, much like all the spare time that the leader of … Continue reading

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Vikings’ Peterson: The $10 Million “Slave”

Are you ready for some football?  Depending on the actions of a Minnesota court and the N.F.L. owners and players in settling the current labor dispute, there may not be any football this fall to be ready for.  And, that … Continue reading

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Responding When Others Violate Spirit of the “Game”

You can learn much about yourself and about others through playing competitive sports.  Today, coaching a 9/10 year-old basketball team in a “recreational” league, was a reminder of that fact of life. When I was younger, I played competetive sports — football, baseball, … Continue reading

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Tim Tebow, Trash Talking & a Tame Tongue

“People can tame all kind of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue.  It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.  Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who … Continue reading

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Tony Dungy Likes Vick. Do I Have To?

I like Tony Dungy.  There is no question that he has been one of the most inspirational coaches that the National Football League has ever seen.  As a fellow Christian, I particularly liked his approach to the game of football and … Continue reading

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Tebow Derangement Syndrome Breaks Out

Bush Derangement Syndrome: the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush. This “psychological disorder,” first discovered by Charles Krauthammer, the conservative political … Continue reading

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Tim Tebow: Ridiculed & Blessed!

And He (Jesus) opened His mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of God.  Blessed are those when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds … Continue reading

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