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Moving from Performance to Purpose in Youth Sports

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Millions of youth devote a substantial amount of their childhood to sports. Undoubtedly, spending this much time in any activity will impact their lives. The common adage “sports produces character” captures the prominent reason children, teenagers, and young adults are encouraged to participate in sports: an assumption that the lessons learned in sports will equate to success in life. However, …

Dr. Houltberg participates in seminar “Sport, Psychology and Christianity” at Global Congress on Sports and Christianity, August 2016, UK

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Dr. Benjamin Houltberg participated in the three-hour seminar “Sport, Psychology and Christianity” as a delegate at the inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity, August 24-28, 2016, held at York St John University, UK. Erik Dailey—a PhD candidate in Theology & Culture—also presented data for our Team World Vision Study and participated in a strand for fitness. Erik worked on …

Dr. Houltberg delegate at Inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity, August 24-28, 2016

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Dr. Benjamin Houltberg will be a delegate at the The aims of the IGCSC To ensure the continued development and long-term sustainability of the field, an international organizing committee has been established to devise and operationalize a long-term strategic plan to ensure similar events take place every three years (in appropriate institutions around the world). The importance and timeliness of …

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I Saw Virtues Cultivated as We Built a Home

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Thrive Center students researchers Rachel Falco and Christa Nelson with Thrive Professor Ben Houltberg on Hope Sports build, Rosarita, Mexico, June 3-6, 2016 Thrive Center students researchers Rachel Falco and Christa Nelson with Thrive Professor Ben Houltberg on Hope Sports build, Rosarita, Mexico, June 3-6, 2016 As I anticipated going on a Hope Sports* home build, I was very much …