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Who Will Go?

Isaiah 6: 8 I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us? Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” “Tebow Mania” and “Linsanity” are terms that described the phenomena of Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin, two openly evangelistic Christian Athletes.  Tim Tebow, as a college […]

What You Are in Position, You Need to Become in Practise

2 Corinthians 5: 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! Thesportster.com carried an article entitled “The Best and the Worst NHL Captains in Every Canadian Teams History”.  One example came from the storied Edmonton Oilers.  Wayne Gretzky, also known as “The Great One”, served as Edmonton’s […]

God Works for the Good

Romans 8: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Simone Biles’ early years were anything but ideal training ground for a world champion gymnast.  As her mother struggled with substance abuse and went to rehab, Biles, age three, and her […]

A Quiet Hero

1 Thessalonians 4: 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life If you ask coaches about the stars they have coached there will be a consistent theme.  Their best players want to be in the thick of things when the game is on the line.  “She wants the ball in her hands […]

Unfulfilling Pleasure

Ecclesiastes 2:11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun. Ravi Zacharias, a Christian apologist, tells the story of a discussion he had with CNN reporter Nick Charles.[i]  Charles had interviewed Deion […]

Is Sports Your Purpose?

1 Corinthians 10: 31“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Not long after I was born I’m sure my parents scratched their heads wondering where I came from.  They were both active, enjoying hiking and my dad even climbed mountains, but competitive sports didn’t […]

When It All Ends

Isaiah 43: 7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” The closing ceremonies draw to a conclusion with the extinguishing of the flame; the Olympic athletes who stood centre stage become faded memories.  Most athletes had spent every waking moment, over the past four years, preparing […]