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Competition and the Christian school

June 03, 2020
By athletic department

I bet I can throw a rock farther than you can!  Let's talk about that.  

How should Christians view  competition in athletics?

Athletic director, Mr. Bill Spratley, took time to record a three-part series on competition. In the episodes, he discusses the roots of competition in human nature, and how Lake Pointe seeks to apply competition in the biblical training and encouragement of the entire LPA community -- including the academy's five core values:  

  • Servant leadership
  • Community
  • Humility
  • Prayer
  • World evangelization --  as a "city on a hill."  


Adding to Mr. Spratley's previous discussion on athletic coaching philosophy, the new series includes three related topics:  

  • A Philosophy of competition and human nature
  • Biblical views of Christian competition
  • How competition factors in the Mariner athletic program

 Listen while in the car or exercising! 

To listen to the podcast episodes, click here

Competition Conversation

June 02, 2020
By athletic department

What does Jesus have to say and to do with competition? On the podcast "Footsteps in Educational Ministry, Athletic Director Bill Spratley chats with Head of School, Louis Lemmon on the value of competition at a Christian ministry school. What would Jesus do (on the field and court?).  To listen to all three related episodes, click here.

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Posted in Athletics

Spratley interview on sports and Jesus

May 01, 2020
By athletic department

Athletic Director Bill Spratley was interviewed to explain the mission of Mariner Athletics on the Footsteps in Educational Ministry podcast. What do sports have to do with Jesus? How would the Lord play or coach athletics? Mr. Spratley has some opinions. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Posted in Athletics

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