Category: Sports

Super Bowl commercial takes page from C.S. Lewis

In “The Four Loves,” scholar, author and renowned Christian apologist C.S. Lewis talks of the four words for love in the Greek language. During this year’s Super Bowl, New York Life, an insurance company borrowed that idea and gave a pretty good explanation of the four loves.

The commercial begins “the ancient Greeks had four words for love” and then goes onto explain:

Philia: the type of love among friends.

Storge: which refers to familial love.

Eros: Romantic love.

Agape: Agape love is meant to talk of an enduring love which exists regardless of circumstances. It’s a selfless love. It’s charity. It’s altruism. It’s love where it doesn’t necessarily benefit you.

Kobe Bryant dies at 41: the life lessons we remember in tragedy

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons @Keith Allison

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13 year old daughter Giana, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California today.

I’ve been struck by the widespread response online.

Undoubtedly, it’s a tragedy that nine people died. But Bryant’s death has seemed to strike a cord with our society, even from people who aren’t basketball fans (or sports fans).

What baseball can teach us about life

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The second half of the 2019 baseball season starts today. Between now and late September, the regular season will feature over 1,000 games.

One ting I love about baseball is that no matter how good or bad today’s game went, tomorrow is a new day.

In baseball, you can get absolutely trounced one day. Pitching can be terrible, hitting can be terrible, you can lose by 15 runs. Just a disaster of a game. But no matter how badly you might lose today, tomorrow is a new day and a new game.

Conversely, no matter how much you dominate today, you could hit 4 home runs, pitch a no hitter, have a walk off home run, everything can be clicking, but tomorrow is still a new day and you need to do it again. You can’t just rest on yesterday.