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Ethics on the basketball court

When Faith Baptist played Grinnel on the basketball court last November, Grinnel’s Jack Taylor shot an NCAA-record 138 points as his team went on to win 179-104. Was their star a hero blessed by God or did the winning team–representing an evangelical Christian school–simply humiliate their opponents?

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Ray Lewis, good linebacker, bad theologian

If God is for us, that doesn’t mean there’s an equal and opposite person that God is against. It just doesn’t work that way since God is “for” everyone who seeks God out and takes even the most tentative step toward relationship.

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Super Bowl Sunday is also Sex Trafficking Sunday

Each year, the city that welcomes droves of party-minded Super Bowl fans also (unwillingly) hosts increased incidents of underage prostitution. The weekend of Super Bowl XLIV alone brought an estimated 10,000 prostitutes to Miami.

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Bishops of California, Maryland make Super Bowl bet

In the unlikely event of a Baltimore Ravens loss, Bishop Sutton will send local Baltimore and Maryland favorites, including Old Bay seasoning, Berger cookies, crab cakes, National Bohemian beer, a pink beehive hairdo wig for the bishop to wear as a miter, black-eyed susan flower seeds, and season one DVD of The Wire.

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