The Abuse of Women and Our Response (Part One)

John ArmstrongAmerican Evangelicalism, Sports, The Christian Minister/Ministry, The Church, Women in the Church4 Comments

Women are abused every day, perhaps no less so than a few decades ago when the problem was not as open for the public to see as it has been in the early 21st century. This abuse might be even less understood by the general public than it was  a decade ago, at least based on some data I’ve studied. … Read More

True Friendships (3)

John ArmstrongForgiveness, Liturgy, Patristics, Sports36 Comments

The goal of life for every Christian should be the kingdom of God. The gospel is the good news of the kingdom of God. Tragically, we have settled for what Dallas Willard calls “the gospel of sin management,” a gospel which is something far less than the gospel of the kingdom. Very early in the church’s history a group of … Read More

Steve Alford Clamps Down on Social Media

John ArmstrongSocial Networking, Sports

Steve Alford learned to play and coach collegiate basketball from the legendary Bobby Knight. Alford was a star in the heyday of Indiana University basketball at a time when Knight was at the top of his game. Alford learned a great deal from Knight. A recent Alford decision shows this influence in a profound way. I actually saw Steve Alford … Read More

Encouragement: The Key to Freedom and Hope

John ArmstrongLeadership, Personal, Sports

I believe you cannot encourage a person too much. You might mislead them by false words of so-called encouragement but you cannot over encourage a person with honest and loving words. I thought about this last week when my 13-year old granddaughter was playing in a soccer tournament that included three games on a windy, cold Saturday (May 28). Her … Read More

A Fool for Christ

John ArmstrongCurrent Affairs, Sports, The Persecuted Church

Some of you may have noticed that the former NBA player Manute Bol died, at the age of 47, a few weeks ago. The sports world paid little attention. Bol was not known for stardom but for being a physical freak. He stood 7 feet, seven inches tall and weighed 225. He was both the tallest and thinnest player in … Read More