The Holy Huddle: What Elders Can Learn from Larry Bird

Each week in The Holy Huddle, Doug Hankins takes a look at the goings on of the sports world from a distinctly Christian perspective. Last week, the NBA handed out the Executive of the Year award, not to MBA-types like Jerry Colangelo and Gar Forman. This year's winner was Larry Joe Bird—as in Basketball Jesus, 12-time All Star, 3-time NBA Champion, Dream Team Member, and 1981 Rookie of the Year. With this award, Bird has become the only person to win the NBA's Rookie of the Year, MVP, Coach of … [Read more...]

The Holy Huddle: Is Albert Pujols Baseball's Job?

Each week in The Holy Huddle, Doug Hankins takes a look at the goings on of the sports world from a distinctly Christian perspective. Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi quipped one of the better sports adages of all time when he said, "It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up."  Although this saying is probably true in life, it provides a prophetic contrast to the win-at-all-costs mentality that has come to dominate the culture of twe … [Read more...]

Sports and Slurs

Sports have often been used as a kind of educational tool. This is one reason people share a fanatical bond with their favorite sport. For many, a game, season, or team remains forever branded in their memory because of the lessons learned and experiences derived from it. Sports can instruct in discipline, work ethic, teamwork, and submission to authority.Recently the NBA decided to use an ad to take on a controversial subject matter: the bullying of homosexuals. In the ad the NBA focused … [Read more...]


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