Tag Archive: sports

Jun 20

New Issues for Today’s Parents

Parenting has always been tough.  Great Biblical heroes struggled to be good parents.  David was a great king and psalmist but failed in numerous ways as a parent.  Samuel and Eli both had rebellious sons who brought shame to their legacy.  Jesus even pictures God the Father as having a rebellious son in the parable …

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Mar 24

Christian Families and Youth Sports (pt. 3)

Part one in this series deal with the impact youth sports is having upon families and the church.  In part two I discussed highlights from Mike Matheny’s book on youth sports.  In this third and final post I desire to share some of my own suggestions for dealing with youth sports as a Christian parent. …

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Mar 23

Christian Families and Youth Sports (pt. 2)

In part one I discussed the impact of youth sports upon families and how we must seek to manage our involvement with sports.  All of these thoughts I am sharing found their stimulus in Mike Matheny’s book The Matheny Manifesto.  Mike is the current manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.  The book was excellent.  It …

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Mar 21

Christian Families and Youth Sports (pt. 1)

I want to release three posts on the topic: This one (part 1) on the importance of considering how we handle youth sports. A second part sharing some highlights from Mike Matheny’s book on the topic. And a third post with some suggestions I would like to make to families.  So join me in reading …

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Sep 29

The Rise of Fantasy Sports Gambling

The NFL season has begun, and it seems like this year is brought to us by Fantasy Sports companies judging from the amount of commercials.  In truth, there has been an increase in the number of commercials for pay-to-play fantasy leagues.  I haven’t noticed these types of leagues before, though they have been around for sometime. My …

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Jul 08

The Greatest Challenge Facing Families

We were discussing our schedule for the week and the activities with sports, when Amanda said it! She said, “I think youth sports may be the greatest challenge facing families today.”  Some might heartily disagree with this statement. Some might say it is worldliness, apathy, or materialism that is challenging families today.  They would certainly have …

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