What the NFL (and the Church) Can Learn from the NBA

Like many with power, the NFL owners are using their wealth and status to steamroll those in a weaker position.

Nothing to Prove: What We Can Learn from an Olympic Athlete’s Response to Failure

The desperation to prove oneself and the inability to own mistakes are common among Mirai Nagasu’s much-discussed (and often maligned) Millennial peers.

Jim Carrey, Worked Shoots, and Making Sense of Our Scripted Reality

Like Jim Carrey does in ‘Jim & Andy,’ we are scripting the reality given to us for a watching world. While perhaps this is unavoidable, we can aim to steward our task well and aim to be as authentic as is reasonable.

I, Ashley: We’re Still Imposing the Harding-Kerrigan Narrative on Young Female Skaters

We can at least try to break our destructive judgments of public figures by remembering they are real human beings with feelings, minds, and agency of their own, and by leaving them a little room to surprise us.

Signing Kaepernick: Self-Atonement Marketing or Justice?

There is a reason why many people are reluctant to forgive, let alone support, individuals and businesses that market their self-atonement.

What Lamar Odom Can Teach Hugh Freeze

Just as Lamar Odom could confess in his interview that he wanted to get high, Coach Freeze too can be honest about the current state of his heart.

A Question I Hope Ronda Rousey Is Asking Right Now

Ronda Rousey lost again, but that doesn’t make her worthless.

The Kingdom Is Like a T-Ball Game

T-ball, in many ways, is the portal into proverbial joy or into a life of overbearing demand.

When Grown Men Cry: Why Is the Cubs Winning the Pennant So Important?

Baseball is part of our collective human longing for meaning and transcendence.

The Sojourner on the Pitcher’s Mound: Remembering José Fernandez

Fernandez ’s talent made him a star—but what made him truly special was his role as a bridge between Cuban-Americans and the world around them.

Unity and Diversity in the Olympic Pool

Swimmer Lilly King claims to be the good American Olympian in the face of the Russian doping scandal, but the truth of the matter is more complicated.

What’s Getting Us Through the Summer: CaPC Staff Recommendations

Here’s what our writers are consuming this summer when they’re not writing.

“This Is My Work”: The Legacy of Pat Summitt

The life of Pat Summit serves as a good reminder that God gives each of us work to do, and for many, it may seem utterly mundane.

Touchdown Jesus: Baylor’s Need for a Lingering Repentance

Carrying on with business as usual when something has gone terribly wrong is only playing at goodness—a sour imitation of the real thing.

Touchdown Jesus: The Inexplicable Joy of Leicester City’s Title

Confronted by the inexplicable, our reaction—strangely enough—is joy.

Touchdown Jesus: Masculinity Stands Up to What’s #MoreThanMean

#MoreThanMean shows that while abuse may be destructive, disgusting, and altogether intolerable, it is not a problem beyond hope of redemption.