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The Briefing 12-16-13

Horror in Colorado school: How do we understand the human heart? Decision seemed inevitable, now here it is – Federal Judge strikes down criminalization of…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-12-13

Talks with Iran to surrender its nuclear pursuits do not go as planned; Bullying in the NFL; Ignoring penalties in college football? Theology matters: Bill…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-25-13

New Mexico court to decide marriage “once and for all.” Really? 13 year old boy shot and killed by deputies in San Francisco for carrying…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-30-13

1. Overwhelming celebration of homosexuality and marginalization of all who disagree Why NBA center Jason Collins is coming out now, Sports Illustrated (Jason Collins with...Read this essay →

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Christianity and Sports: Where’s the Balance?

Sports have taken an increasingly influential role in the lives of evangelical Christians.  While sports have the potential to give Christians a good platform for...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Masculinity in a Can, Fight Club at Church, and the Crisis of Manhood

You do not have to look far to find evidence of the fact that males are in trouble in these confused and confusing times. On...Read this essay →

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Are There Any Heroes Left?

Who were the heroes that captivated your attention as a child?  Who did you want to grow up to be like?  The Bible holds up...Read this essay →

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Brit Hume, Tiger Woods and the Scandal of the Gospel

Brit Hume’s recent comments to Tiger Woods, calling him to repent of sin and turn to the Christian faith for genuine forgiveness, have caused quite...Read this essay →

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A Separation between Church and Sport?

Tim Tebow is coming under fire for his commitment to the gospel.  Is this wrong?  Should Christians be vocal about their faith in the platform...Read this essay →

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Time to Separate Church and Sports? A New Agenda Takes Shape

Sam Cook has had enough. A sports columnist for the Fort Myers [FL] News-Press, Cook recently referred to quarterback Tim Tebow of the University of...Read this essay →

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The Archbishop Takes on Little League: Does Sunday Matter Anymore?

John Cardinal O'Connor has had enough. Angry that Major League Baseball will play games on Good Friday, the Cardinal Archbishop of New York announced that...Read this essay →

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1960 — The Rome Olympics and the Modern Games

The modern Olympic Games are barely a century old, but even within that relatively brief span the games have been transformed. Along the way, notions...Read this essay →

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China, the Olympics and Human Achievement

The 29th Olympics officially began today in China, to no small degree of controversy. From concerns about the nation's record on human rights and religious...Read this essay →

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Child’s Play? A History

Howard P. Chudacoff has done what someone needed to do -- write a history of children's play.  In Children at Play: An American History, Chudacoff,...Read this essay →

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Losing to the Glory of God

Last night's NCAA men's basketball championship game reminds us of both the elation that comes with victory and the disappointment of losing. On today's program,...Read this essay →

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Major League Baseball and the “Juiced” Culture

Today's release of a report from an investigative committee led by George Mitchell on steroid use in Major League Baseball has sent shockwaves throughout the...Read this essay →

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Sports Scandals And America’s Search For Heroes

In recent weeks, serious scandals have plagued and tainted nearly every major sports league in the nation. On today's program Dr. Mohler asks what this...Read this essay →

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“The New Family Trump Card” — Family Time vs. Church Time

Is "family time" encroaching on "church time?" Leadership, a publication in the Christianity Today family of magazines, surveyed 490 pastors last year, asking them about...Read this essay →

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Achievement and Integrity — Athletes Using Drugs

The exploding controversy over Tour de France winner Floyd Landis raises all the big questions about athletics, character, integrity, and human enhancement. The final disposition...Read this essay →

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The Metaphysical and Geopolitical Meaning of Soccer . . . No Kidding

What is the big deal about the World Cup soccer games? In the event you have missed all the excitement, be aware that these games...Read this essay →

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March Madness, The Big Dance, and the Meaning of Sport

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March Madness, The Big Dance, and the Meaning of Sport

“Let us be able to lose gracefully and to win courteously; to accept criticism as well as praise; and to appreciate the attitude of the…Read this essay →

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Barry Bonds, Steroids, and the Honor of Sports

Last Friday, on the radio program we discussed the Barry Bonds controversy and the Sports Illustrated cover story that documents his use and abuse of...Read this essay →

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“Juicing”: Sports, Steroids, And The Christian Family

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“The Land of Never Wrong” — The Real World of Big-Time Sports

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“The Land of Never Wrong” — The Real World of Big-Time Sports

John Feinstein offers an insightful and timely argument in today's edition of The Washington Post. In "Teach the 'Good Kids,'" Feinstein explains that athletes often...Read this essay →

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He Shoots, He Scores, He Brags . . .

In today's commentary, I review C. J. Mahaney's newest book, Humility: True Greatness. C.J. is the right man for this job in almost every respect....Read this essay →

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Radical Enhancement and the Denial of Human Dignity

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Radical Enhancement and the Denial of Human Dignity

Should human beings accept certain limitations in terms of cognitive ability and physical strength? These questions take on a whole new urgency in the face…Read this essay →

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Video Games–The New “Playgrounds of the Self?”

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