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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

5/2/2017
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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

3/31/2017
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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


Episode 11: Three Things You Can't Lead Without, Part 1: Love

3/15/2017
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You can’t lead those you’re unwilling to love. We know that from experience and from the Scripture. In this episode, Brad discusses the first of three things leaders can’t lead without. How do we know what love is? How do we know what it looks like? How do we know how to love those we lead? That’s what this episode is all about. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com, www.facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry, or www.twitter/BaseballPastor. Thanks...

Duration: 00:14:02


Episode 10: Five More Ways To Be a Good Teammate

2/9/2017
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From the perspective of coach/mentor/parent, Brad presents five ways for players to be good teammates. Being a good teammate in your coach's eyes goes beyond merely showing up on time and doing what you're told. Topics covered in this episode include overcoming a sense of entitlement, striving to be so good you can't be ignored, and the role of a leader with those who are defenseless. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry, visit us at www.baseballpastor.com,...

Duration: 00:15:09


Episode 09: Five Ways to Be a Good Teammate

1/17/2017
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As long as you’re in the game of baseball, teammates will be part of the equation. They can make or break the experience for everyone involved. Players play with them. Coaches deal with them. Some are good. Some are bad. In this episode, Brad gives players and coaches five ways to be a better teammate. 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: 00:16:49


Episode 08: Three Goals Every Player Can Reach

1/10/2017
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Setting proper and attainable goals is something players need to learn to do. It’s the key to their success on and off the field. In this episode, Brad discusses three goals every player can set and reach this season. Beyond stats and playing time, these goals are foundational for life in and out of the game. 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: 00:14:48


Episode 07: Two Attainable Goals for Every Coach

1/3/2017
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As a new season approaches, every coach has a set of goals for himself and his team. In this episode, Brad discusses two goals that are attainable for every coach in every program. You can reach and maintain these goals, even if you never win a game. 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: 00:28:04


Episode 06: What to Do with a Difficult Assignment

11/8/2016
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What should you do with a difficult assignment? Whether you’re a player or coach, you know what it’s like to be given an assignment you believe is impossible or overwhelming. In this episode, Brad discusses four questions to ask yourself when God gives you a difficult task. Instead of complaining, imposing your will, or giving up, look to the example of Jesus on the night before he was crucified. Follow his lead and you’ll experience his peace. For more about the Baseball Pastor Ministry,...

Duration: 00:16:46


Episode 05: Leading Players through Pain and Suffering

9/28/2016
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In this Episode of the Baseball Pastor Podcast, Brad discusses the difficult task of leading players through pain and suffering. Life is difficult, and your players are not immune to its pain. Yet, you, as coach, parent, or even team captain, are perfectly positioned to lead those around you through their most difficult times. In the podcast, Brad references "Where Is God When It Hurts?" by Philip Yancey. It’s a great resource, as is "Walking with God through Pain and Suffering "by Timothy...

Duration: 00:19:55


Episode 04: Victim or Victor? Your Choice

5/27/2016
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In this Episode of the Baseball Pastor Podcast, Brad discusses the differences between a victim mindset and a victorious mindset. You know the victims: they complain, blame, pout, and quit. Victors, on the other hand, are the polar opposite. They accept reality, aspire to greatness, work to be the best they can be, and persevere no matter what. Which one will you be? It's your choice.

Duration: 00:28:40


Episode 03: Four People Every Coach Needs

5/5/2016
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In this Episode of the Baseball Pastor Podcast, Brad discusses the four people every coach needs in his life, along with why those people are so valuable, and how to ensure you have them. Every coach needs a cheerleader, a critic, a confidant, and a counselor.

Duration: 00:22:45


Episode 02: Four People Every Player Needs

4/20/2016
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In this Episode of the Baseball Pastor Podcast, Brad discusses the four people every player needs in his life, along with the keys to making those relationships work. Each player needs a coach, a throwing partner, a backup, and a friend. The Baseball Pastor Podcast is designed to equip players and coaches for life on and off the field. www.baseballpastor.com twitter.com/BaseballPastor facebook.com/BaseballPastorMinistry brad@baseballpastor.com

Duration: 00:14:30


Episode 01: Talkin' Baseball with the Mayor

4/1/2016
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In this, the first episode of the Baseball Pastor Podcast, host Brad Burns is joined by his son, Hank, "The Mayor."

Duration: 00:20:56