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  • In a new series entitled, The Technical Area, Rev Brad shares some specific applications for certain biblical passages that help apply faith to football in simple, practical ways. Today's lesson, is on Luke 13:6-9. Here, Jesus shares a parable with his disciples and thousands of others crowded around. Contextually, he's relating this into repentance and getting relationships right. The parable that Jesus shares has some practical applications as we sometime will have to deal with damaged, diseased, or dying kinds of relationships in our lives — whether on the pitch, in the locker room, or at home. In this episode, Working on Flourishing, Rev Brad shares some insights for the text that he often shares with people in soccer as

  • In this installment of our Lessons from Lasso series, we see Coach Lasso taking on Rupert Manion in a game of darts at the local pub. At stake? The ability to set the lineup if Manion wins or staying away from the owners box if Lasso wins. Just before his last throws and eventual win, he tells a story of a quote he came across, "Be curious, not judgmental." But as Christians, aren't we supposed to be just a little judgmental? In this lesson, I take a look at how Christians need to balance curiosity and judgement. I Corinthians 5:12-13 and the apostle Paul help gives us a framework for learning how and when we ought to judge as Christians.

  • Season 1, Episode 8 and our 54th Lesson from Lasso, we examine our good friend, Danny Rojas. His positive, bubbly spirit is infectious and he has just shared with Kili that he wants to get into business giving away joy for free. Seem impossible? For some yes, but for those that follow Jesus, joy is part of our experience, even in times of difficulty. Jesus promises his joy — a complete joy coming into the lives of his followers and friends as they stay rooted and connected into Jesus and his love. Joy is something, too, that God experiences. Listen to the podcast today, to learn more about getting into business with joy. Ted Lasso, the immensely popular streaming TV

  • Today, Lesson #53, we take a brief look at John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. What does it take to build a successful enterprise? Team? Person? The late John Wooden was a successful basketball coach who was also a life-long learner. He looked to build and develop the character and person of the athletes that he coached and this led him to building out a "Pyramid of Success." Whether you agree with Wooden's attributes and their arrangement, it can be a helpful exercise to look into some of the different characteristics and to ask whether those are part of your make-up and character or whether they might be developed more fully in your life. If you're an executive or coach who

  • Unity is important in football. Whether in the locker room or the board room, a unified group is what is needed to achieve the goals and aspirations that lie before a football club. But more than just football, it's important to have a group of people around us that can celebrate our wins and comfort us in our losses, too. For Coach Ted Lasso, the "Diamond Dogs" represent a group of peers that can help Lasso see things about himself that he cannot see. We all need some "Diamond Dogs" in our lives. Psalm 133 speaks to a group of people living in unity. Where is unity in your life? Whom can you go to in a time of trouble

  • The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup is soon to wrap up. The From the Touchline podcast has felt a little different the past few weeks as we've been going through Soccer Chaplains United's new devotional book, Five Women You Meet in Faith and Football with a look at the lives of five women who appear in Jesus' lineage — Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. In this final week, we meet Mary. One of the wonderful attributes of Mary is that she is receptive to the news that the angel brings her. There would be great adversity with being pregnant outside of marriage for her — but she responds to this news in a wonderful way and sets an example for

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