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The Beauty of Baseball Part II

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For today’s post I simply ask that you click on this link and read a wonderful story about failure and grace. More specifically, it’s a story about a blown call during the 1985 World Series that some (Cardinals fans) say gave the World Series title to the Kansas City Royals. Fitting, I think, to read this on a day the Royals might make it back to the World Series to face the New York Mets. After reading this story I thought, “I need to write a blog about this”—but what I have to say pales in comparison to the story itself.

Today I’m grateful for baseball—for play that lifts our spirits and teaches us important lessons about what it means to be human.

Jason Lief

Dr. Jason Lief teaches courses in Christian education and youth ministry. A Northwestern College graduate, he served as the chaplain for Pella (Iowa) Christian High School while earning a master’s degree in theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. He also completed a doctorate in practical theology from Luther Seminary. He previously taught theology and youth ministry at Dordt College for 10 years. Dr. Lief is the author of “Poetic Youth Ministry: Loving Young People by Learning to Let Them Go” and "Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred Within the Secular West: Transgressing the Sacred.”

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