Stephen Copeland

From The Archives

From the Archives: Breaking Free

As the 2016 U.S. Open Championship gets underway today at Oakmont Country Club in Plum, Penn., former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson is back at it again — poised and...

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NBA Closeup: Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin is an example of how prayer helps someone thrive. But you may or may not find it in his statistics. The real proof is in his attitude. During...

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Basketball

Drowning the Noise: Indiana coach Tom Crean learns to cope with criticism

Five crimson banners hang in the rafters on the south end at Assembly Hall, the famed arena of the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, Indiana. The banners represent the institution’s handful...

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Another Angle

What Christians can learn from Kobe and Peyton

"He’s probably the hardest-working guy I’ve been around who has great ability. Overachievers work hard because they have to. Peyton has rare talent, but chooses to push himself like he...

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Another Angle: Entering another level of learning

May this year be a marvelous exploration of that which we cannot understand, of stepping into another level of learning, of exploring a boundless sea yet always realizing that the...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: 'Continue in the Grace of God'

A story came out at the start of the 2015-16 NBA season that the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors wanted to win 72 games this year, as Michael Jordan...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Spirit Over Logic

“The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus.” Acts 13:4 Tim Noakes, a South African professor...

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Another Angle: Rooming with New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley

In this issue of Sports Spectrum, we featured New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley in our “Closeups” section. In case you have not yet read the story, I’ll give you...

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Features

Chosen: Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis is making the most of his time on, off the field

Thomas Davis sits in the quiet of his Charlotte, North Carolina, home, wearing a silvery, Glen check suit and a striped, burgundy tie, his diamond earrings glimmering in the dim...

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From the Archives: In the Clear

Life for professional baseball players isn't as easy as it may seem — especially for those with families at home. Astros pitcher Collin McHugh is no stranger to this truth....

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Football

Reggie Remembered: Family of late Hall of Famer Reggie White reflects on journey through grief

It is December 8. Eleven days before Reggie White’s birthday. Eighteen days before the 11th anniversary of his death. Less than a month away from what would have been his...

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Another Angle: How counseling saved my career

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to write. In grade school, I wrote a three-part series, probably 200 pages long, about flying dogs and cats that...

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NFL Closeup: Ryan Quigley reflects on roller-coaster journey to NFL

Ryan Quigley found himself at a crossroads. After a successful four-year punting career at Boston College, Quigley, undrafted, had an opportunity to make the Chicago Bears roster during the 2012...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: The Potter and His Tools

“Then the word of the Lord came to me: ‘O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done?’ declares the Lord. ‘Behold, like the...

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Another Angle: Does God Care Who Wins?

After the Green Bay Packers' 27-17 victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 of the NFL, quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ post-game comments made headlines across the country. When asked about...

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From The Archives

From the Archives: Multiply

With all that the NBA has to offer for young potential basketball stars, many college athletes choose to cut their careers short to enter the NBA Draft. Tonight, with the 2016...

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In The News Closeup: Caleb Castille's unorthodox journey to acting

Caleb Castille was playing football, following in the footsteps of his father and older brothers. His father, Jeremiah, played football at the University of Alabama and went on to play...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Learning through Discouragement

“Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews...And...

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Basketball

Sylvia's Song: UNC women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell's fight with leukemia

Fifteen years ago, Sylvia Hatchell and her husband, Sammy, nailed a sign to the big oak tree next to the blueberry patch on their 200-acre property in the mountains of...

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 13)

SERIES: FROM THE EDITOR, LESSONS FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK Monday: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7 (ESV)...

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Another Angle: Cheapening the Brand

The other day, I was listening to The Dan Patrick Show on the way to work, as I usually do, and Patrick was interviewing Jim Parsons, who is most known...

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Features

Home Again

[caption id="attachment_11866" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Left: Alex Martinez; Middle: Enzo Martinez (Photo provided by: William Brown Photography)[/caption] “We saw how much she cared.” - Enzo Martinez Heather Dobbins sits inside Enzo...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Your Favorite Course

"Alas, Sovereign LORD,’I said,‘I do not know how to speak; I am too young.’ But the LORD said to me, ‘Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go...

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Another Angle: The Opry Stage and Honky-Tonks

Genuine joy and passion can shine most brightly through the simplest things and most ordinary actions. I began thinking about this whenever I was in Nashville at the end of...

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Basketball

Devotional of the Week: Words to Say

“Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations...

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Sport

In The Clear

Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh and his wife’s three-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the East Atlanta Village is more than a home. It’s a symbol. Their five-year journey together through marriage...

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Another Angle: The 'Performance Wheel'

In Brad Paisley’s controversial song “Those Crazy Christians,” there’s a line about going to church that says: Those crazy Christians, dressed up drivin’ down my street, Get their weekly dose...

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Sport

No Condemnation

Was this what Christianity was all about? Feeling crappy about yourself all of the time? Because that was exactly how Gavin Floyd felt. At 25 years old, on top of...

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Sport

Where Are They Now? Closeup: Tom and Terry Brands

Success breeds success is the well-worn coaching cliché. But more than a cliché, twins Tom and Terry Brands are living proof that it’s true. When the Brands were wrestling for...

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Sport

Devotional of the Week: Entering 'The Zone'

"Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, 'Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.' So he started out, and on his way...

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Another Angle: Eighteen Months Later

Dear Papaw, We were never ones to have serious conversations, were we? We liked arguing about sports and giving each other a hard time. We were expert jokesters and pranksters....

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Sport

Unexpected Platform

Sitting in a Target parking lot near Clearview Mall in New Orleans, Benjamin Watson opened the Notes app on his phone and wrote something that would end up touching America....

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Accomplishment of God's Promises

“And David brought up his men who were with him, everyone with his household, and they lived in the towns of Hebron. And the men of Judah came, and there...

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Sport

The Life of a Prince

Princes don’t just exist in Disney movies and the British Monarchy. They also exist in North American football, specifically on the New York Giants defense.  Fourth-year star cornerback Prince Amukamara...

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Another Angle: Meeting Norberto

The first time I saw Paraguayan missionary Norberto Kurrle was two years ago on a video screen. I was sitting in the back of an amphitheater at a church service...

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Sport

Ben Utecht: Why the Mind Matters

"Are you ever afraid, Ben?” the reporter asks. He doesn’t answer right away. How could he not be afraid? What would it be like to have symptoms of brain loss?...

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Another Angle: Whisper of truth

I tried to enter complete solitude. It was a Saturday morning, and I had just finished a cup of coffee—my third, I think. I walked out of my favorite coffee...

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Sport

Journey of Discovery

Rashad Jennings sits inside his New Jersey home across the Hudson River. Two days before, he rushed for a career-high 176 yards in the New York Giants’ 30-17 victory against...

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Sport

Devotional of the Week: Everything is a Gift

“I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy.” Psalm 43:4 For a long time, I think I believed that the sport of golf was out...

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Sport

Obedient Servant

Gus Malzahn walks around the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., at the 2014 K-LOVE Awards this past May. Amidst the musicians set to perform and the thousands of music-lovers...

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Another Angle: Love and labels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew02HlGKurc This summer, my roommate and I watched every United States World Cup match at a soccer pub called Courtyard Hooligans. You might have seen “fan reaction” videos from Hooligans...

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Sport

Devotional of the Week: To Glorify and Enjoy

“I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy.” Psalm 43:4  Before one of my team’s golf matches against a big, public school in Charlotte, I...

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Sport

Switchfoot's 'Joy of the Journey'

"You look the most hipster out of all of us with that bike,” Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman laughs. I look back over my shoulder at Foreman behind me. “I...

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Sport

Because It's Better

“But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought...

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Another Angle: Resting In Smallness

Switchfoot’s lead singer Jon Foreman and drummer Chad Butler say that their favorite thing about surfing is feeling small again in the ocean—leaving their problems on the shore, getting lost...

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Sport

Meeting The Future

Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius’s book Meditations found Clint Irwin at a perfect time. Irwin was playing soccer in the Canadian minor leagues when he started reading Meditations—living with six roommates,...

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Devotional of the Week

Serious Call, Freeing Cause

"Another disciple said to him, 'Lord, first let me go and bury my father.' But Jesus told him, 'Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.'" Matthew 8:21-22...

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Another Angle: Saltwater in the nose

I parked my car and hurried into the gas station to buy a bag of ice. It was 5 a.m., and I was running slightly behind. I had started coaching...

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Devotional of the Week

Scars For A Cause

"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26:41 They are calling Group G the "Group of...

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Sport

Brad Guzan's Unexpected Journey

Our biggest breakthrough moments sometimes come when we least expect them. In 2005, United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan had thought he played poorly in place of Chivas USA’s injured keeper....

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Sport

'All In One Rhythm'

"For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree." 1 John 5:7-8 The official slogan of the 2014 FIFA World Cup...

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Sport

Preacher In Cleats

There is an hour-long video online titled “The Integrity of the Christian Faith Pt. 1,” featuring pastor Ebo Taylor and Cameroonian soccer midfielder Eyong Enoh.  The video is produced by...

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Devotional of the Week

Living conscious of God's love

“And Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he eluded Saul, so that he struck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped...

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Basketball

Multiply

  If there is one word that describes the 2013-14 Charlotte Bobcats season, it’s this: multiply. Two seasons ago, they won seven games (during a lockout-shortened 66-game schedule). Last season,...

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Devotional of the Week

Rising to the Occasion

"Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on...

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Another Angle -- Fifteen hundred enjoyable feet

It doesn’t matter that I know he survived. It doesn’t matter that I know he made it. As I sit here in my office and re-watch world-renowned aerialist Nik Wallenda’s...

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From Our Friends in Russia

The Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Russia also provided the opening for Christian athletes and leaders to serve the Sochi community through activities at three community fan zones...

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Cover Story -- Beyond A Super Bowl

Somewhere in this wacky, Super Bowl Media Day circus are lessons to be learned. This is what I try to say to myself as a superhero from Nickelodeon challenges Russell...

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A city's whisper

New York City has a way of reminding you of the vast immensity of this world. I had never been to New York City, not until this week for Super...

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Sports Spectrum Female Athlete of the Year: Maya Moore

Does Maya Moore do anything but win? Every step, every stage, that’s all she has done. She won three state titles with Collins Hill High School in Georgia, two national...

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Features

The Mind of McCutchen

Since being awarded the National League MVP in November, Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen gets the questions all the time. What’s the key to success? How did you get the...

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Another Angle -- Deeper peace, more and more

Keep going,” my editor said. “Okay,” I replied, as I veered from turning onto the street where the Sports Spectrum offices are located. We needed to get away. It was...

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Devotional of the Week -- Unfathomable Grace

“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our...

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Life 'Til Gain

Taylor Morton was a 14-year-old boy, innocent and impressionable, athletic and adventurous, a typical eighth grader whose biggest concern was sports…then maybe school…then maybe girls, whatever “girls” were. It was...

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Football

Peace In The Walls

The office in Steve Smith’s Charlotte, N.C., home could pass as a closet in the Sistine Chapel, the arched ceiling painted in a greenish hue, clouds bleeding onto the woodwork,...

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Another Angle -- Dear Coach Bliss

Coach Dave Bliss, I’m not sure when I started calling you “Coach.” It just kind of happened. I suppose it’s fitting since that’s what you are—from your assistant coaching days...

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Basketball

Unfazed

Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy and his assistant coach, Mitch Cole, are in the team film room. Kennedy sits in the middle of the room, its theatre-seating funneling toward...

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Devotional of the Week -- Mumford Prayers

‘”And Samuel said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet do not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with...

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Basketball

NCAA Basketball Closeup: Brady Heslip

There was a time when Baylor University senior guard Brady Heslip’s lifelong dream of playing college basketball was on the fringes. Heslip, considered one of the best three-point shooters in...

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NFL Closeup: Case Keenum

The Houston Texans have seemingly had a revolving door at quarterback this season, but it has benefited Case Keenum, one of college football’s most prolific passers in history. For Keenum,...

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Scars and submission

"I have a strange question,” I said. “Okay,” replied Carolina Panther wide receiver Steve Smith, leaning back into the cushions of his living room sofa. Smith had just finished telling...

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From Puppet to Platform

Dylan Thompson had strings. He moved the right way. He said the right things. He danced across the stage and nailed his lines. He was a shell of a man,...

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Another Angle -- Weekend in Virginia

As I write this, I see the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding the softball diamonds at the Botetourt Sports Complex in Roanoke, Va. I come here every Labor Day weekend for...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week -- Prone to Doubt

“He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.” Acts 1:3 (ESV) Sometimes I...

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Love Like Mountains

A reporter asks Derek McCartney if he has anything else to say. He pauses, and thinks. “I guess I just have one request,” he says. “Yeah,” says the reporter. “In the...

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David Robinson, Sports Spectrum's No. 1 cover boy

May/June 1992           May 1994             March 1999           November 1999            ...

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One more step

Carolina Panthers long-snapper JJ Jansen looked at me from across the table. He had an intense strain in his eyes. I noticed sweat forming on his nose. His leg started...

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Basketball

Faith Looks Forward

Mason Plumlee looks out over the floor at Duke University’s practice facility. It must be weird to be back—returning to campus, his home for the last four years; visiting Cameron...

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Come Alive

So much of life seems to be a search for life. Purpose and love and happiness seem to be buried somewhere in a far-off desert. Some find it. Some don’t....

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Another Angle -- God and Corona

I recently had coffee with the long snapper for the Carolina Panthers, J.J. Jansen. He was telling me about chapel and how more players attend during losing seasons because they...

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Faith Looks Forward

Mason Plumlee looks out over the floor at Duke University’s practice facility. It must be weird to be back—returning to campus, his home for the last four years; visiting Cameron...

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Devotional of the Week -- Know what is true of you

  “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4 “Stephen,” my golf instructor told...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week -- The Experience Is Enough

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week -- Fall in love with saving grace

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week -- Why a Loss of Control is Freeing

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 I was talking to my sister about her conference...

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Long, Lost Eden

The stars felt so close it’d be easy to think God Himself had come down from His throne. He knelt below them, his heart heavy, his mind swallowed by sorrow...

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Hollow me, breathe through

My grandpa died a few weeks ago. It was sad and unexpected, but I’m thankful I was able to see him in Indiana the week before he died. I live...

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NCAA Football Closeup -- Hugh Freeze

Hugh Freeze is in for the long hall. Freeze, named head coach of Ole Miss in December of 2011, said in his press conference that the University of Mississippi is...

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In the News -- Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera is a reflection. And the night of the MLB All-Star game was no different. Rivera, considered the greatest relief pitcher of all time, was named the 2013 MLB...

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March 2013 DigiMag

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week -- Bubba Watson: Who is Jesus?

“He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’” Matthew 16:15-16 (ESV) Judah Smith,...

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Devotional of the Week -- Starting a New Chapter

“And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above, and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3 At...

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God wins the Walrus

I was trying to sing “Jesus the Nazarene” but instead stood amazed in the presence of my own stupidity. We were at White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week -- Success won't change Webb Simpson

“Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path; for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.” Proverbs 2:9-10 (ESV)...

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Resurrect your reverence

I know a basketball agent who went to the NBA All-Star game last year in Orlando. He was networking with some guys, hanging around after the game, and took a...

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Duck Dynasty, How It Almost Never Happened

Phil sits in Willie’s office at the Duck Commander warehouse. He’s telling a story, like Phil usually does. Being with him in person is kind of surreal, like you’re having...

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Invisible No More

If you could have stood in the locker room before the fight, you would have thought an army was about to charge into battle. The energy gave you chills. The...

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The Heart Of A Man

On Tuesday, Ben Crane and the "Golf Boys" released their second single, "2.Oh," as they continue to revolutionize the image of the PGA Tour. Our feature on Crane, "The Heart...

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The Year That Changed Him

Blessings tend to make life’s imperfections dissipate like a cloud of smoke. That is, if you let them, if you focus on them, if you realize you’re blessed. If not,...

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Another Angle -- Alcoholics and mannequins

I went to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting the other day. And yes, I understand that is kind of an interesting way to start a column. Basically, I have a friend...

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Life is a hard drive

Cigarette smoke sunk into my skin like cologne. I was in a random man’s garage—I think his name was Bob—and I had just met him. Bob had wrinkles in his...

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Guerrero's unchanging message

Once again, boxer Robert Guerrero has made me think about some things. I thought he was going to win last night. I thought he was going to be the first...

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The Art of Letting Go

Look past the call-girl cards that litter the street like confetti at Times Square on New Years, or the erotic billboards on the sides of trucks going down the neon-lit...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week -- 'God Has Something Bigger For Us'

“This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.” Psalm 18:30 (ESV) Boxer Robert Guerrero...

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Baseball and Bucks

Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has a tattoo on his right arm; it’s a drake. LaRoche also has a son; and his name is “Drake.” On his left arm...

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Devotional of the Week

Underwater

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about fish.  I wonder if they fantasize about leaving the water and living on land. Like, does a bluegill dream of one day working...

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Beauty Unseen

The drive from Lake Tahoe to Seattle is about 13 hours. The road, like a river, winds its way through an array of landscapes—mountains, valleys, forests, desert, and high plains—as...

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Drowning Doubt

There’s a mother driving her white Ford Thunderbird down a California freeway. It’s 1994 and it’s lunch hour. It’s Orange County and it’s sunny. She’s on her way to Costco...

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Male Athlete of the Year: R.A. Dickey

It’s only fitting R.A. Dickey’s memoir “Wherever I Wind Up” was released this past March, because where Dickey wound up in 2012, not many could have fathomed. Dickey, the only...

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The Void

That summer, John Morris would sit in church every Sunday and feel his eyes well up. His wife would look at him, concerned. “It’s okay,” he’d say. Then she would...

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One Year Gone

There’s a stairwell that leads to a lonely apartment on Hinesley Avenue, down the street from Hinkle Fieldhouse. Rotnei Clarke, one of the nation’s top college basketball players, used to...

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Zealous Faith

When you grow up a Zeller, you have some big shoes to fill. And it’s not just because Luke and Tyler wear size 18 and 19 shoes, respectively. The eldest...

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Faith as Fashion

Aaron Baddeley was wearing sweatpants, a t-shirt and a backwards hat, far from his typical on-the-course attire—an Adams cap and his trendy Ogio clothing. His relaxed, boyish wardrobe (Richelle, his...

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Training Table -- Fruit of the Spirit (Week 8)

Monday “What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. ‘Expel the wicked person from...

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Training Table -- Pro Quotes (Week 4)

Monday “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my...

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Training Table -- Fruit of the Spirit (Week 7)

Monday “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22 Statistics: Selfishness and Selflessness Statistics can be scary. I’m satisfied...

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Training Table -- Pro Football (Week 9)

Monday “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3 What Are...

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Breaking Free

Webb Simpson had fallen into a trap, a spiritual and psychological snare. As he stood on the putting green before the final round of the 2011 Wyndham Championship in Greensboro,...

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Devotional of the Week

It's A Mind Thing

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that...

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The All Pro Dad Experience

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience at the Indianapolis Colts practice facility with our videographer/photographer Aaron May and our...

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Devotional of the Week

Right Doesn’t Always Feel Good

“Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a...

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A Distinct Path

It happened to Luke Zeller three times—the recurrence of a dream. “What do you want to do when you grow up?” a television reporter asked Luke when he was 14...

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Devotional of the Week

Do-or-Die - Colossians 2:4-5

“I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to...

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NCAA Closeup -- Gordon Hayward

Sitting in a parent seminar on the eve of the NBA draft, Gordon Scott Hayward couldn’t help but look around. He didn’t belong in the conference room at the Westin...

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A Heavenly Future

Standing in the middle of the woods Easter Sunday on the second playoff hole at Augusta National, Bubba Watson hit a miraculous 155-yard pitching wedge onto the green, setting him...

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Learning to Swim

There was a time when Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell used to sink in adversity. Literally. Caldwell was five years old when he, his six-year-old sister and his four-year-old...

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The Way

The last two years have been a whirlwind for Brad and Tracy Stevens. The 2009-2010 season was crazy enough, when Brad and his Cinderella Butler University Bulldogs nearly knocked off...

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Nored's journey at Butler near complete

[caption id="attachment_3142" align="alignright" width="333"] Ronald Nored in last year's Final Four against VCU (Ronald Martinez/Getty)[/caption] Fearing the future can be like a small flame that ignites into a fire. But...

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SS at the Super Bowl: Blog Entry No. 7

On Saturday morning at the 2012 Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast, we interviewed four people: legendary quarterback Bart Starr, 2012 Bart Starr Award winner London Fletcher, Super Bowl XLII...

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SS at the Super Bowl: Blog Entry No. 6

Yes, I know the Super Bowl is over, and I've returned from Indianapolis...but we're literally swimming in content from all the multimedia we gathered from the last week. That being...

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SS at the Super Bowl: Blog Entry No. 5

Yesterday, I had a chance to speak with the host of NFL Today on CBS, James Brown. Watch the video below... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMa2HFm1jrc

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SS At the Super Bowl: Blog Entry No. 4 (Media Day)

One of the coolest things on Media Day, at least for me, was having the opportunity to interview other members of the media. We talked to EPSN's Rick Reilly, Fox...

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SS at the Super Bowl: Blog Entry No. 3

Monday, I had a chance to catch up with former Indianapolis Colts head coach and current NBC Football Night in America NFL analyst, Tony Dungy. To see the interview, click...

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SS at the Super Bowl: Blog Entry No. 2

On Saturday night at the Rock and Worship Roadshow, we got a chance to go backstage and interview one of the biggest names in hip-hop, Lecrae Moore. Sure, Lecrae may...

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SS at the Super Bowl: Blog Entry No. 1

Family first. I was sitting at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center listening to NFL alum Freddie Scott speak in Indianapolis, Ind., when I noticed one of the kids to...

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Born Again to Ride

"He’s blue! He’s blue!” George Briscoe cried, as they wheeled his son, Travis, into the operating room. “In the name of Jesus! In the name of Jesus! In the name...

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