In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I am joined by Dan van Voorhis and Bob Hiller to reflect on ESPN’s eponymous doc-series, ‘The Last Dance’, which interweaves a chronicle of the controversy-laden 1998 title run of the Chicago Bulls with an examination of the life and legacy of Michael Jordan.
Bob Hiller serves as the senior pastor of Community Lutheran Church in Escondido, California, where he lives with his wife and three kids. He also ministers as the content editor for The Craft of Preaching.
Dan Van Voorhis is married to Beth Anne, and is the father to two sons. He works for 1517 as an author, historian, teacher, and speaker. He also spends his time writing, hosting, and producing podcasts, including The Soul of Christianity and The Christian History Almanac.
“Michael Jordan the Story Versus Michael Jordan the Man,” Brian Phillips
“Retracing the Histories of ‘The Next Michael Jordans’,” Paolo Ugetti
“Flu games, push-offs and six rings: NBA world reacts to the final episodes of ‘The Last Dance’,” ESPN
“‘The Last Dance’ Ends With a ‘Maddening’ Question—and an Answer,” Haley O’Shaughnessy
“The Last Dance: The Cost of Winning at All Costs,” Timothy Thomas
“The Last Dance: What We Got Right & Wrong about It All,” Timothy Thomas
“Michael Jordan Is Exactly Who I Thought He Was,” Joel Anderson
Christian History Almanac, Dan Van Voorhis
Finding Christ in the Straw: A Forty-Day Devotion on the Epistle of James, Robert M. Hiller
You Are Forgiven Radio, 1517
Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray
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