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What “The Yips” Teach Us About Handling Temptation

Remember when Chuck Knoblauch turned from All-Star second basemen to a guy that couldn’t throw to first base? Recently, Jon Lester’s battle to pick off runners at first has brought a fascinating mental phenomenon back into the headlines. The yips can turn a Rookie of the Year winner into struggling minor leaguer. Just ask Rick Ankiel. The yips are also known […]

What the Mental Side of Golf Shows us About our Spiritual Life

As your foursome stands in a circle, one of the players flicks the tee into the air. As its flying end over end, you are hoping that it doesn’t fall pointing at you. If it does, you have to be the first to tee off in front of the people watching in the clubhouse, those waiting […]

Why Correct Biblical Intrepretation is Crucial

No doubt you have been here before. Studying a new passage of the Bible brings you to this place. Having a friend from a different denomination or religion can bring you here. Reading through Romans 9-11 almost always brings me to this place. It is a place of confusion and frustration. It makes me wonder if I have […]

Engaged in the Mission Series: Trevor Davis

A perk of being on staff with Cru is the connections I get to make. Many times a year I get to connect with people that are engaged in the mission of Christ and that God is using in meaningful ways across the world. Often times, I am thinking about what I have learned from others […]

The Performance Trap: Where Do We Find True Significance

The staff and students were playing basketball at the Colvin center on a Friday afternoon. Jen and I had just moved to Stillwater and began our first week on campus. We had shared the vision of Cru during follow-up appointments, we had executed our first Cru meeting, we had passed out hundreds of flyers. On […]

Why Life Is About More Than Success: the Legacy of Peyton Manning

I remember watching Peyton Manning play football when I was a kid. I remember when he set the single-season TD record. I was jealous when my friend Bo got a Manning jersey for Christmas one year. I remember being annoyed when you played against Manning in Madden because of all the time he took calling […]

Five Reasons Michael Hyatt is the Best Virtual Mentor on the Planet

It seems like every week the headlines are filled with another person taking a nose dive into character implosion. Trump. Joe Mixon. Brad and Angelina. Lane Kiffin. The Giants WR cruise. That’s just last month. These examples of questionable character undoubtedly fuel something I have been learning over the past year; How can I balance productivity and […]

An Inside Look at the Key to the Spurs Success

How helpful would it be if you could sit down with the greatest coach in the NFL and ask, “What are the secrets to your team and its success?” An hour with the CEO of Apple, Google, or Starbucks would be an extremely valuable consultation. CEO’s at that level could charge hundreds of dollars for a […]

Rasool Berry: 3 Steps to Show Honor to Those Different Than You

Rasool Berry spoke today at the DFW Winter Conference. It was a great challenge to view all people as made in the image of God and honor those different than you. This is a great resource if you are wondering what are good next steps to take that will deal with differences in race and […]

Dr. Russell Moore with Rosaria  Butterfield 

This is one of the best resources for how the church should love those different than them. I pray we become a community that loves and values people that are different than us.