NEW YORK (RNS) Tim Tebow is Howdy Doody in a helmet, Opie Taylor running for touchdowns — while reciting Bible verses, stopping to find a lost dog, visiting sick children in a hospital and helping a little old lady across the street, all before he reaches the end zone. By Kevin Manahan.
Articles tagged “sports”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has withdrawn its support from a soccer tournament between Rome's seminaries, saying the tournament had lost its “educational” value. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) Combining a love of sports and passion for the saints, the online “Lent Madness” competition includes 32 saints from the Episcopal calendar of saints who are eliminated one by one through online votes. By Annalisa Musarra.
(RNS) “We could probably count on one hand the number of Asian-Americans who speak out as prominent Christians.,” said Melanie Mar Chow of the Asian American Christian Fellowship, a campus ministry. “It's great to have a role model like him.”
(RNS) Christian leaders are joining with animal rights defenders to advocate against cockfighting, calling the sport antithetical to biblical values. By Chris Herlinger.
Evangelicals debate the ethics of cage-fighting, George Soros channels Harold Camping, Alaska Airlines stops handing out prayer cards, we reveal “most exciting archival discovery in the post-Reformation era.”
Have you ever noticed how many gargoyles there are in New York City? (Probably not, because looking up would make look like a tourist) Does riding the subway make you hear voices? (That’s probably the guy next to you on his cellphone.) Has Grand Central Station ever felt kind of…mystical? (That clock is pretty cool…) […]
(RNS) Jacob “Jake” Finkbonner of Ferndale, Wash., was 5 years old in 2006 when he split his lip playing basketball, developed a deadly flesh-eating strep infection and lay near death for months at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Jake’s father, Don, is Native American and a member of the Lummi tribe. The family’s priest at the time, […]
The killing of Osama bin Laden and the reactions it provoked in faith communities was the top religion story of the year, according to a Religion Newswriters Association survey. Congress’s hearings on radicalization among American Muslims was voted the No. 2 story, followed by the indictment of Catholic Bishop Robert Finn of K.C. on charges […]
(RNS) Along with politics, it is one of two things we don't talk about at parties: sports and religion. Football has always been a religion to some. But now, thanks to Denver quarterback Tim Tebow, sports and religion have become the topic du jour. Arguments over Tebow's path to the Hall of Fame can be […]