Basketball

Seasoned With Curry

June 17th, 2016 Posted by Sports No Comment yet

I used to write sports for a living. In 1996 (cringe), I graduated with a journalism degree from Liberty University and spent the next 11 years as a sports writer/editor for various newspapers in Maryland.

The Lord called me into fulltime ministry in 2007, but I never wanted to give up writing completely. By God’s grace, I have been able to continue writing for magazine and online publications as time allows, as well as writing books. My latest article is a blog post for Desiring God about Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry. You can check out the post here.

Curry has had a season for the ages, winning consecutive NBA MVP awards while leading the Warriors to a record-breaking 73-win regular season and a chance to repeat as league champions. I also wrote the cover story on Curry for FCA Magazine’s May/June edition, which you can read here.

I had first interviewed and written about Curry in 2011 for Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Magazine (the story ran in March 2012). You can read that story here.

It’s always difficult to truly know where superstar athletes are spiritually. In so many ways, they live a completely different lifestyle than most of society. They are surrounded by praise, criticism, pressure to perform, riches and opportunities that 99 percent of us aren’t familiar with. Their extreme fame and fortune bring both exponential blessings and temptations.

Yet from everything I’ve been able to gather, Curry seems like the real deal, a strong believer who takes his Christian faith even more seriously than his Hall-of-Fame-trajectory game. It’s refreshing to see a player at the absolute summit of his profession deflecting glory to his Creator. I pray that his strong witness continues.

In an age rife with narcissistic sports luminaries, it’s refreshing to watch a man of faith and convictions like Curry set his sport on fire. I hope you enjoy my articles on him!

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