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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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