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The Humility Hall of Fame Luke 14:1, 7-14

The Humility Hall of Fame

Jesus has no patience with arrogant celebrations, whether in football or daily life.

At a Glance

This coming Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Since football season is now underway, we thought this would be a good opportunity to look at the sports superstars as well as the problem of "excessive celebrations" of some players after scoring. This leads us to our text where Jesus has some words for us on how to live with each other.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see "Ten Simple Ways to Add Years, Not Fears, to Your Life," August 30, 1998, at

Are you ready for some football?

The NFL's regular season kicks off this Thursday, September 5. And two days later we will celebrate an anniversary. Exactly 50 years ago, on September 7, 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame opened in Canton, Ohio. There were 17 charter members.

From Sammy Baugh to Jim Thorpe, those original inductees helped to shape the game we know today. Playing for the Washington Redskins, Baugh...

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