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Where Coach Mosley’s Compassion Comes From

Two updates to Friday’s weekender and the unfolding saga of Netflix’s amazing Last Chance U: Basketball series.

1. If you’re not convinced to take the plunge yet, here’s a clip of Coach John Mosley talking about faith and ministry during a live Q&A this past weekend, in which he and his assistants also predicted the outcome of Monday evening’s NCAA championship game. Genius:

2. If you’ve finished the series, check out this touching update to the Joe Hampton story.

P. S. Couldn’t be more excited to announce that Coach Mosley will be joining us via Zoom for a session at the upcoming Mbird Tyler Festival (May 6-8)!! Be there or be square. Full schedule coming later today.

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Middle Age is Not the Time of Maximum Mastery. It is the Time of Maximum Need.

Peloton vs. Sufferfest, Optimism vs. Reality

We are Weak, but He is Strong

Announcing! The Sports Issue!

It’s here, people! The Sports Issue has arrived to the printers and will be hitting mail trucks next week! If you’re not a subscriber yet, you do that here. Or feel free to buy single copies for your entire church volleyball league, here
Until then, sports fans, step up to the on-deck circle with Ethan’s Opener and the Table of Contents: (more…)

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