Grant Braaten

Staff writers for The Lion cover a wide range of issues facing American families and culture, especially related to the education of children and youth.

Culture
New NBA champion coach Mazzulla uses historic season to point to Christ, walk in his footsteps

Boston Celtics’ head coach Joe Mazzulla used the biggest accomplishment of his professional career to point not to himself, but his Christian faith. Monday night, as the Boston Celtics clinched… Read More

June 20, 2024
Culture
Father’s Day inspiration: Kentucky baseball coach credits God for success as son looks on, recites Bible verse

Head coach Nick Mingione has guided the University of Kentucky Wildcats to the College World Series while learning an invaluable lesson: surrender. "I'm done. I'm… Read More

June 14, 2024
Culture
Oklahoma softball accomplishes unprecedented 4-peat by leaning on familiar faith

The Oklahoma Sooners softball team just became the first to win a fourth-straight national championship, relying on the same source of strength that started the streak: faith. UCLA, the only… Read More

June 11, 2024
Culture
Veteran center Horford aims to please God on road to NBA championship

Despite being just four wins from his first NBA title, veteran NBA center Al Horford is keeping his focus on pleasing God. As the Boston Celtics await their NBA Finals… Read More

May 30, 2024
Culture
Top-ranked MLB prospect Holliday wastes no time pointing to Jesus in his debut

Baltimore Orioles rookie Jackson Holliday just played in his first few games in the majors, and he’s already pointing people to Jesus. Holliday made his Major League Baseball debut April… Read More

April 25, 2024