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Episode 31: Why Do We Play? # 2

6/8/2018
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This is the second installment of the “Why Do We Play?” series...Brad gives a very simple and foundational answer to that question. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:08:26

Episode 30: Coaching on Purpose # 2

6/8/2018
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It might be the most important question you’ll ever answer as a coach. Brad discusses it in the Coaching on Purpose series. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:13:14

Episode 29: Three Questions Baseball Can't Answer

6/6/2018
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Baseball can help you achieve a sense of accomplishment. It can help you work through failure. It can teach you to be resilient and how important hard work is. But it can’t tell you who you are, why you’re here, or how you should live. Brad discusses the three questions baseball can’t answer in this episode of the Baseball Pastor Podcast. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor...

Duration:00:17:35

Episode 28: Being a Fan When It's Tough

6/4/2018
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Sometimes, it’s tough to be a fan of your team. Likewise, it’s sometimes tough to endure hard times as a Christian. That’s our topic on this episode of the Baseball Pastor Podcast. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:15:07

Episode 27: Why Do We Play? # 1: Answer the Question

6/1/2018
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Is it just to win? Is it just because you’re good? Is it just because mom or dad wants you to? Is it to live out an unfulfilled dream? Why do we play? Why do we want our sons to play? Why do we coach? Brad introduces this new series on the Baseball Pastor Podcast. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:11:28

Episode 26: Coaching on Purpose # 1

5/30/2018
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Wednesdays are for coaches on the podcast! Brad discusses the need to make a decision, right now, to coach “on purpose” and for the glory of God. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:09:28

Episode 25: Thank God for Baseball!

5/29/2018
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Thank God for baseball! In so many ways, this great game is a gift from our creator, pointing us back to him. Brad discusses baseball and creation on this episode of the Baseball Pastor Podcast. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:14:28

Episode 24: Mike Trout Is Good

5/28/2018
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Mike Trout is good. Really good. What can we learn from his successes, and even his failures? Brad discusses that on this episode of the Baseball Pastor Podcast. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:18:03

Episode 23: Learning from Opening Weekend

4/1/2018
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Opening Weekend is in the books. What can we learn from it? Brad takes a quick look around the league and discusses the danger of living and dying with every success and failure. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:06:41

Episode 22: Baseball Playbook

3/28/2018
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In his Baseball Playbook, Coach Ron Polk covers it all, from bunt coverages to field maintenance. He wanted his players prepared for everything the game would offer. In a far more important way, the Bible addresses all we need to be prepared for life on and off the field. In this episode, Brad teaches from 2 Timothy 3 about the benefit of the Bible. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or...

Duration:00:20:34

Episode 21: Lessons from the Hall of Fame Vote

1/25/2018
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Congratulations to Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman! Who else should be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and what can we learn from it all? Brad gives a biblical perspective on the results of this year’s voting. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:18:18

Episode 20: 2017 Manager of the Year Awards

11/16/2017
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Why does the Manager/Coach of the Year award always go to the guy with the best players? Is a manager/coach automatically great because his team wins, or terrible because his team loses? Brad takes a look at three coaching realities and responsibilities we can learn from this award. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:13:55

Episode 19: 2017 Rookies of the Year

11/13/2017
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Does it mean something, nothing, everything? The Rookie of the Year award winners are a foregone conclusion in 2017, with Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger as likely unanimous selections. What will it mean for their careers? What has it meant for the careers of others? Brad takes a look back at some great rookie seasons, previous winners of this award, and what we can learn about baseball and life from great first seasons. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at...

Duration:00:18:19

Episode 18: NLDS Preview

10/6/2017
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Hank Burns ("The Mayor") once again joins Brad on the podcast to preview the National League Division Series. Brad and Hank recap the opening games of the ALDS, discuss Gary Sanchez as a defensive catcher, and give their picks to advance in the National League. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:17:41

Episode 17: ALDS Preview

10/5/2017
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Arizona and New York won the Wild Card games and it's time for the Division Series. Brad discusses the American League Division Series. Will the favorites move on? Or, will something unpredictable happen? For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:09:36

Episode 16: Wild Card Preview

10/3/2017
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It's the best time of the year! The MLB Playoffs start this week and Hank Burns ("The Mayor") joins Brad to preview the Wild Card games. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:19:07

Episode 15: Are You Prepared to Discuss the Big Issues of Life with Your Team?

10/2/2017
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We can coach baseball, but can we help our players sort through the big issues of life? Are we taking regular time out for intentional discussion of national tragedies, personal hurts, and other teachable moments?. This episode offers a few ideas for beginning to do that on your team. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:12:27

Episode 14: Scapegoats, Part 1 (Bartman Gets a Ring)

8/8/2017
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Don Baylor and Darren Daulton died and Steve Bartman got a championship ring. Brad explores the careers of these two players, gone far soon, and then the significance of Bartman as a scapegoat and how that points to Jesus Christ. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor Thanks again for listening!

Duration:00:19:08

Episode 13: Three Things You Can't Lead Without, Part 3: Decisiveness

5/1/2017
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No one wants to follow an indecisive leader. In fact, no one can or will follow an indecisive leader. But what if that's you today? What if you're a leader, maybe a coach, or a player, or a booster club member, or a parent, and you're struggling to make decisions? Speaking from personal experience, failure, and Biblical learning, Brad helps leaders become more decisive in today's episode. In this episode, Brad references the publication of Diamond Devotions, Volume 1: On the Road. To...

Duration:00:18:24

Episode 12: Three Things You Can't Lead Without, Part 2: Moral Authoirty

3/30/2017
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It’s more important than your position, expertise, experience, or education. It’s so important that you can’t lead without it. It’s called moral authority. From the story of Nehemiah in the Old Testament, Brad discusses what moral authority is, how to know when you have it, and how to use it when you need it. If you’re a coach, team captain, or one of the older players and don’t have moral authority...odds are no one will follow you for long. In this episode, Brad references the...

Duration:00:18:43