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Isaiah Austin’s Marfan Syndrome: Another Life or Death Choice

(Photo credit: ESPN.com news services) Three months ago we wrote about Isaiah Austin, an inspiring young man who overcame blindness in one eye to pursue his basketball career at Baylor University: The Basketball Eyes of Isaiah Austin: “Your Excuse or

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The Basketball Eyes of Isaiah Austin: “Your Excuse or Your Story?”

(For a follow-up story, see “Isaiah Austin’s Marfan Syndrome: Another Life or Death Choice.”) Isaiah Austin has two eyes. Only one of them works. He had a decision to make. That decision would determine his future. Would he go with

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World Series Obstruction: Intent or Not Intent, That is the Question?

In a freak ending—a first in World Series history—game three of the 2013 World Series matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals ended with an obstruction call. Here’s the official definition of “obstruction” from the Major

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Video Games, Virtual Reality, and Spiritual Reality

Video games are in the news again in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings. As explored in a recent piece on WBUR radio titled, “My Son, The Dragon Slayer: The Risks And Rewards Of Growing Up Gaming,” the

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Lance Armstrong Takes On the World

Rumor has it that in an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong will make a “limited confession” to using performance-enhancing drugs during the time period when he won the prestigious Tour de France bicycle race for seven straight years

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The Immaculate Reception, and Other Religious . . . er . . . Football Myths

Fans of (American) football recently either celebrated or protested the fortieth anniversary of the most controversial play in the history of the sport. On December 23, 1972, with only 22 seconds left in an American Football Conference (AFC) divisional playoff

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What Does the Bible Say about Video Games? Part 2

(I recommend that you read Part 1 of this article first) A mighty warrior girds on his sword and shield and prepares for the great battle. Today is the day. The evil, multi-headed dragon has been taunting the world long enough,

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What Does the Bible Say about Video Games? Part 1

There’s an old saying that’s popular among political candidates and publicity hounds: “All press is good press.” Colleen Lachowicz is finding out whether or not this is true. Who is Colleen Lachowicz? Colleen Lachowicz is a Democratic candidate for state senator

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