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Running the Christian Race

Yesterday Norma Jean and I toured the Panathenaic Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.

Originally  built in the 4th century B.C., it was rebuilt in 144 B.C. in marble by  Herodes Atticus, an Athenian Roman senator. After the 4th century it was abandoned until excavated in 1869 and hosted the Zappas Olympics in 1870 and 1875. After being refurbished, it was the site of the first modern Olympics in 1896. Continue reading

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7 Lessons Christians Can Learn from the Sports World

NCAA Championship Game: Butler v Duke

Do you have your bracket filled out? Now if you have no idea what the question means you are obviously not a basketball fan!

Today begins in earnest “The Road to the Final Four!” It’s  the quest for the NCAA championship in men’s basketball. It’s called March Madness!

The tournament reminds me that the qualities for success in the sports world are so similar to those we need to acquire as Christians. The apostle Paul must have been a sports fan! Because he frequently used sports metaphors to make spiritual points. Consider these two passages. Continue reading

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