The Holy Huddle: "Metta" Cognition And The Rush To Speak Out

Each week in The Holy Huddle, Doug Hankins takes a look at the goings on of the sports world from a distinctly Christian perspective. Metacognition is the process of thinking about what you are thinking about.  It is what James 3:8 is referring to when it calls believers to tame their tongue---think before you speak (And Tweet)!  And, it is an important discipline for the Christian life.Consider the recent travesty from April 22. Los Angeles Lakers' forward Metta World Peace (MWP), better kno … [Read more...]

The Holy Huddle: Petrino and Guillen, A Tale of Two Coaches

Each week in The Holy Huddle, Doug Hankins takes a look at the goings on of the sports world from a distinctly Christian perspective. Two coaches.  Two press conferences. Two sets of consequences.One was fired for a failure to be honest.  The other was suspended for being too honest.The ordeals of Bobby Petrino and Ozzie Guillen reveal an inherent ambiguity within 21st-century sports culture between the ideal and the practice of leadership.Consider the two headlines from April 10, 2012: … [Read more...]

The Holy Huddle: The 2012 CaPC Theology Hoops Tournament Final Four Recap

Each week in The Holy Huddle, Doug Hankins takes a look at the goings on of the sports world from a distinctly Christian perspective. With the deafening sound of this primordial growl, Baylor University clinched the 2012 CaPC Theology Hoops Tournament Championship by virtue of a win against Xavier University.  As providence would have it, the winner of the Christian Education Division would up playing the winner of the Christian/Education Division.While Baylor ultimately lost the March Madnes … [Read more...]

The Holy Huddle: The 2012 CaPC Hoops Tournament Update Weekend 1

Each week in The Holy Huddle, Doug Hankins takes a look at the goings on of the sports world from a distinctly Christian perspective. As we have come to expect, this past weekend of March Madness provided viewers with upsets, upstarts, and beat-downs and left us in eager anticipation for the Sweet 16 -- the coming weekend when the 16 teams get whittled down to the Final 4 teams.For our interests at CaPC, the past weekend also provided an honest look into religious higher education in America … [Read more...]

The Holy Huddle: On Peyton Manning and the Fleeting Nature of Life

Each week in The Holy Huddle, Doug Hankins takes a look at the goings on of the sports world from a distinctly Christian perspective. At the official press conference last week, Peyton Manning choked back tears as he delivered a prepared speech to announce that he had been cut by the Indianapolis Colts after 14 years of service. He thanked the organization that drafted him in 1998, and he thanked the fans for their support. But the most haunting feature of his tear-filled delivery was the way i … [Read more...]


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