Cavs & Warriors: Beyond the Talent

  • While the NBA attempts to maximize revenue by waiting over a week for the Finals to begin, we have heard quite a bit about the “talent” that will be on display.  Is LeBron better than Jordan?  Are the Warriors better because of Durant?  All we hear about is the talent. Make no mistake, there will once again be plenty of talent on display in the rematch we are about to witness, but talent is only part of the equation when it comes to winning a championship.  Let’s consider three elements beyond the talent that often determine champions and consider how those same elements are the keys for each of us to maximize our own God-given talents and more importantly,  our God-given faith. Continue reading
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What Makes the Spurs Different?

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As the Miami Heat waltzed through the playoffs to earn a chance at a rare “Three-peat,”  my focus has been on the San Antonio Spurs as they defy the odds and get their re-match with the King and his Court. What I’ve found fascinating is that the connection between the unselfish, team-oriented style of the Spurs and the expectations of the Christian life generates so much interest in those who visit this site. One of the most read 3PW articles of the year was Should Christian Players Come Out of the Closet? in which we discussed the idea of players proclaiming their faith in public and the number one search request that leads people to 3PW has been “Is Tim Duncan a Christian?”  While I still don’t have an answer to that question, as much as I would like to know, it’s not my focus. However,  there are a few things we can learn about life and faith from the way the Spurs have played all year! Continue reading

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