Tag Archives: Resurrection of Jesus

THE THRILL OF VICTORY

Theories have traced sports psychology to the primitive wars between tribes. Warriors fought to protect or promote their fellow citizens in the competition for survival. These wars have migrated from the battlefields to the playing fields and tribal warfare has morphed into conference rivalries.Life is difficult.
Winning in life can be even more difficult. We increase our chances to win when we attach ourselves to representatives who compete for us. Their victories become our victories vicariously, enabling us to “bask in reflected glory.” Their success inflates our sense of respect and optimism. Continue reading

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A VERY PRESENT HOPE

As we enter this Easter season, we are observing a political upheaval of global proportions. From protests to armed conflict, citizens of Bahrain, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt and Libya seek to remove oppressive governments and replace them with political systems that provide more equity and justice. Continue reading

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ONE OF US

“Glee” has done it again. The FOX series uses comedy to explore the adolescent world of high school. The school’s small show choir has a diverse representation of jocks, cheerleaders, misfits, African-Americans, Asians, Jews, handicapped and gays. The show tackles social issues with tongue-in-cheek.

Several weeks ago, Finn, the male lead singer and football quarterback, made a grilled cheese sandwich. When he took it off the grill he saw “the face of God;” thus, the show’s title, “Grilled Cheesus.” He preserves the sandwich and embarks on a spiritual experiment by praying to the image in the sandwich. Continue reading

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