(RNS) “Athletics isn’t our mission, but it has the potential to shine a light on our mission like nothing else ever can,” says school president and chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.
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(RNS) Most Americans don’t see spiritual forces affecting the sports scores but many will do a little dance, say a little prayer anyway. Especially football fans.
New York University president John Sexton, former law school dean and distinguished legal scholar, has written a most unusual book: “Baseball as a Road to God.”
(RNS) A new survey shows that more than a quarter of Americans think God will help decide the winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl. But that doesn’t help the Almighty’s football-loving followers, especially Christians who may need divine wisdom to separate the saints from the sinners in the matchup between the Ravens and the 49ers.
(RNS) Gabrielle Douglas, who walked away with the gold at the London Olympics, talks about her prayer life, her love of matzo ball soup and overcoming homesickness to make it to the Olympics. By Adelle M. Banks.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (RNS) Until his recent retirement, the Rev. Dale Schaefer spent most Sunday mornings wearing vestments and leading worship services at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Whenever he had a day off, the soft-spoken preacher would slip a helmet over his gray hair, don a racing suit, and climb into the cockpit of a 750-horsepower dragster he built from the ground up. By David Yonke.
(RNS) When he dies, Clem Parnell expects his soul to ascend heavenward. He wants his ashes to be loaded into a shotgun shell and blasted at a turkey. “I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that turkey will see is me screaming at him at about 900 feet per second,” says Parnell, […]
(RNS) A new study shows that fewer than one in five Americans is bothered by expressions of religious faith from athletes both on and off the field. By Jeanie Groh.
(RNS) Michael Butterworth of Bowling Green State University talks about how sports media coverage of evangelical Christian and New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow seldom treads beyond a “nice guy” image to delve into his faith. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) Cheerleaders at an East Texas high school are fighting their school district's orders to stop using Bible quotes on their signs at football games. By Kimberly Winston.