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For NBA Teams, Religion Can Be Unifying or Divisive
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

Long before head coach Doc Rivers found himself defending his Los Angeles Clippers players who were the unwelcome participants in team owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments all week, he was concerned about a ...

Why I Feel Sorry for Donald Sterling
Originally Posted: 04/29/2014 - 7:51pm | Type: Blog

The Donald Sterling I see is a man who has tirelessly sought fulfillment in ways that have not yielded the return he desired. As such, he’s tried to backfill that emptiness by subsidizing his relationships wit ...

Donald Sterling: Façade, Fiction, and Forgiveness
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 6:48am | Type: Blog

Sterling does not “support them.” He pays them for work. He does not “give them food.” He gives them a wage for employment. He does not give his players “clothes, and cars, and houses.” The Clippers Corporatio ...

Can a Catholic Hoops Conference Save College Sports?
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Amid the college sports tumult, a brand-new basketball conference composed almost entirely of Catholic schools is set to emerge this summer, which some say could point the way toward a new, or perhaps old-fash ...

March Madness and How To Love Thy Rival
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

Here’s an example of how Jesus ruined sports for me. Watching sports is not as much fun as it used to be. I blame Jesus for that, because  he just had to say : “Love thy ...

Climbing Into Their Skin
Originally Posted: 12/26/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Have you ever read a book you wish you'd written? I'm reading one now. It's The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams by Darcy Frey. Have you ever read a book ...

Jeremy Lin and Jesus: A Round Up
Originally Posted: 02/17/2012 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

Jeremy Lin has been all the hype this week, but in case you’re still not familiar with him, or are still navigating the waters, we’ve rounded up some of the best coverage of Lin and his faith from the past wee ...

The Lin-carnation of Tim Tebow?
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

They're both young, successful professional athletes who are outspoken about their Christian faith. But are the comparisons between Tebow and Lin really valid? Tim Tebow ref ...

Can Mindfulness Be Tweeted?
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

I attended a basketball game this winter at the University of Maryland, accompanied by an intern at my workplace, a man in his twenties. I attended a basketball game this winter ...

Indiana Immigration: Hoosier Neighbor?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I love Indiana. I love driving through cornfields, playing Euchre, and getting swept up in basketball-mania. I love Indiana. I love driving through cornfields, playing Euchre, and ...

The Spiritual Power of Imagination
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Being blind in one eye has made me forever see in just two. While playing basketball, tennis, and hiking, I have always tried to imagine what it must be like to see in 3-D.</p> ...


Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns are a fun team to root for. They score a lot of points in an open style of basketball. Assists, points, and cheers abound in most of their games. Now it is even better ...

West Virginia Mine Disaster: Mourning in the Mountains
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

There was a lovely reflection in today's <em>NYT</em> by novelist Denise Giardina about the Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia. There was a lovely ...

The Other March Madness
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Well, March Madness is now over. Well, March Madness is now over. Every year around this time, there's a disturbing report or two highlighting the low graduation rates of Afr ...

Miracle Shots: On the Court and on the Street
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I stayed up way too late in a Buffalo hotel room the other night, eating string cheese and Oscar Mayer salami from the convenience store across the parking lot, watching the tail end of the Connect ...