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Playing from victory

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) “You play from victory, not for victory.” Cooper Kupp, Super Bowl LVI MVP I had to think about it for a while to make sure I heard him correctly. Yes, … Continue reading

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What you don’t know about Super Bowl XXVII

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) The year was 1993. It was Super Bowl XXVII in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. And the halftime show was the first time the whole show featured one performer, … Continue reading

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Go Rams? No. Go Lewis!

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) “The Rams are back, the Super Bowl is back, and The Great Lewis Lazarus never left.” So goes the last sentence of an article in the Los Angeles Times today … Continue reading

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The Bengals versus Matthew Stafford

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Randall Balmer, our BlogTalkRadio guest last night, is rooting for the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Not because he is a Rams fan, but because he … Continue reading

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So what’s spiritual about football?

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch. It’s that time of year when a young man’s fancy turns to … football? Yes, at least here in America with four teams left standing and two more weekends of … Continue reading

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Go for the gold

You do not belong to yourself. Now there is a radical and revolutionary statement. You will not hear that from any politician, or social media guru, or any sports or movie star, or any business leader today. You may not … Continue reading

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Big Game Rivalry Week

Rivalry week has come a little early here in southern California. Most of the west coast intra-state rivalries (Washington vs Washington St., Oregon vs Oregon St., Arizona vs Arizona St.) are having their games next weekend. But here in southern … Continue reading

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Super apology

Well everybody, after all is said and done with Super Bowl LIII, I think I would have rather had church.

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The difference between good and great

What’s the difference between good and great? That’s a question that affects a lot of what we do, from our jobs, to our ministries, to our service in the community, to what it means to be a father, mother, husband … Continue reading

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Game for the ages

No wonder they call it grandaddy. It’s been going on for 103 years and yesterday’s installment of the Rose Bowl game was one of the best ever — certainly in my lifetime, and I’ve seen almost all of them I’ve … Continue reading

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