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When hazing goes wrong

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Sports | Saint Olaf College is a small but highly rated liberal arts college in Northfield, Minn. Athletically it is in the NCAA’s Division III but is more known for…

We work for more than ourselves

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Sports | Seventy-seven F-words is a lot, especially in just five minutes while mixed in with a number of other profanities. That’s what Bryan Price, manager of the…

Your sin will find you out

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Sports | “For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked” (Psalm 73:3, ESV). I resonate with the psalmist on this one. Look at the…

Five parenting lessons from an afternoon kickball game

Five parenting lessons from an afternoon kickball game

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Parenting | On Easter my wife, two daughters, and I headed to our friends’ house for an Easter egg hunt. The four children, ages 6 to 9, had a blast running around…

Making memories with baseball

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Sports | “You wanna go see the Twins take on the Bash Brothers tonight?” It was my older brother leaning on the fence at my friend Tom’s house while I sat on the…

Leadership the John Calipari way

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Sports | After last night’s drubbing of the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Kentucky Wildcats are just three wins away from being the first undefeated men’s NCAA…

Sacrificing the good for the great

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Sports | Something happened last week that turned the American pursuit of wealth and fame on its head. One of the most promising young stars in one of the most…

Racial insensitivity on campus

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Race Issues | You might think that leading evangelical schools like Wheaton College, my alma mater, would be beyond racial insensitivity. Sadly, no. On Feb. 28, at a…

Responding to Josh Hamilton’s relapse

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Sports | In 1999, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays made Josh Hamilton the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. He was an explosive player with a rifle of a…

On the seesaw of games and life

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Sports | It was disorienting when I heard the news last week about Chris Bosh, the star center for the Miami Heat, who is out for the rest of the season with blood…

‘I’m in the best shape of my life’

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Faith & Inspiration | Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, baseball fans: “I’m in the best shape of my life.” It’s that wonderful time of year when major leaguers…

Our response to public failure

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Culture | Fallenness is in the news every day. In this space I have addressed Joe Paterno, Adrian Peterson, Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, Ray Rice, Johnny Manziel,

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