“Wayward Ted”: Celebrating the Fruit of the Spirit in Ted Lasso

In a time when winning has become the ultimate morality, and the struggle to gain and maintain power has turned otherwise absolute standards of goodness into subjective opinion in the eyes of so many, we all need more of what Ted Lasso is dishing out. 

NBA Playoff Boycott Makes History (and Echoes a 2,000-Year Call to Self-Sacrifice)

The fight for Black lives is more important than money, and the players choosing to boycott for the first time in the league’s history is proof of that. 

Athletes Aren’t Activists, but Who Else Will Lead?

Athletes shouldn’t be burdened with becoming our culture’s activist leaders.

The Last Dance: What We Got Right & Wrong about It All (Episodes 9 & 10)

We live in a world where superstars can be superstars filled with awe-inspiring athleticism and uncomfortable flaws, and antagonists can be understood without compromising our understanding of ethics. 

The Last Dance: The Cost of Winning at All Costs (Episodes 7 & 8)

Amid all of Jordan’s anguish and aspersions, episodes 7 and 8 of The Last Dance helps us to better understand his drive for excellence.

The Last Dance: Community Issues (Episodes 3 & 4)

Episodes 3 & 4 of The Last Dance is a picture of why God calls us to community: this is where we find commitment and accountability—and we are changed by it for the better.

The Last Dance: Poetry in Motion (Episodes 1 & 2)

It’s possible that Michael Jordan could serve as both protagonist and antagonist in the The Last Dance, but the first two episodes give Jerry Krause the antagonist’s role.

The God of Our Anxiety 

Questions about God and the meaning of life and how it all works linger even after we’ve had great therapy, coping mechanisms, and medicine.

How We Behaved When COVID-19 Robbed Our Culture of Sports

In this way, the COVID-19 pandemic is teaching us that close-knit, human-to-human and face-to-face communal gatherings—the kind we enjoy with sports—still matter.

Kobe Bryant, Bigger Than Basketball

As fans we think of and appreciate the impression Kobe left on the game, but we remember his humanity as well.

The Revolutionary Raven: Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson’s on-field and locker room humility and leadership exhibits how Christians can unashamedly use our gifts to reshape a pessimistic and critical culture.

And the Crowd Goes Wild When Women Actually Compete for the World Cup

We are not calibrated to the sight of a woman displaying unapologetic physical prowess.

Dirk Nowitzki and a Cure for Rootlessness

Dirk Nowitzki’s decision to stay in one place is a model for us all.

Don’t Ruin Your Witness over the Blown Saints Call

[God] desires for us to be holy when we compete, when we coach, and when we are entertained, because there is life in holiness.

Our Quest for a King: LeBron James’s Example of Fatherhood

For LeBron James, being a dad is everything. He is devoted to his children, making fatherhood one of the coolest things he’s ever done.

Beyond the Field: The Social Good of Women’s Sports

With the appropriate ideological shift, Americans could expand their pallets to appreciate slower games.