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Developing a church farm system

Developing a church farm system

By Barnabas Piper
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Religion | The Minnesota Twins fooled me until about the second week of May. I thought they might surprise me this season by being good—but no. They are terrible after…

Barack at the Bat

Barack at the Bat

By Marvin Olasky
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Politics | Next Monday is the 125th anniversary of the publication of one of America’s most beloved poems, “Casey at the Bat,” first appearing in The San Francisco

Signs and Wonders: Prom queen gender confusion

Signs and Wonders: Prom queen gender confusion

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Say what? Nearly 30 years ago, I taught 10th grade English, and a big decision for me was whether to teach Fitzgerald or Faulkner, since I would likely not be…

Called up

By J.C. Derrick
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Sports | Sudden on-field success hasn’t been the most important turnaround in Chris Davis’ life

The Orioles’ Chris Davis is impressive—but not perfect

By J.C. Derrick
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Sports | When I pitched in a city league as an 18-year-old in 2001, I kindly served up a home run to a lanky 15-year-old named Chris Davis. That’s why I like to…

Mets rookie Matt Harvey puts up amazin’ numbers

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | The New York Mets finally have something to be excited about. After four years of last-place finishes and sinking attendance, rookie pitcher Matt Harvey has…

In the face of tragedy, sports matter

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | It can feel strange, trite even, to turn on the TV and watch a baseball game or go to an arena to see a hockey game after what happened in Boston Monday. Do…

Historic number

By J.C. Derrick
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Movies | 42 faithfully tells a powerful American story

Spring sampling

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | Books about baseball are on deck, as are books on travel, time, and more

Pitch perfect

By J.C. Derrick
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Sports | The game of a lifetime for Philip Humber led to an unexpected season but also an unexpected lesson

It happens every spring

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | A preview of the 2013 major league baseball season

Carried by faith: Mariano Rivera’s final season

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | The greatest relief pitcher in baseball history will hang up his cleats at the end of the 2013 season. In a press conference Saturday morning, Mariano Rivera,

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