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In the Game: Reflections on Sports, Momentum, and the First Rural Matters Conference
Jesus, rural ministry, and football
Nov 8, 2017. rural church, small town, sports, football. Jesus, rural ministry, and football |. Charlie Cotherman. Image: Curtis Cronn / Flickr. 0; tweet; share; email; print.
God and the Gridiron Game
America's obsession with football is nearly as old as the game itself.
God and the Gridiron Game. America's obsession with football is nearly as old as the game itself. and paying a dollar apiece for the privilege of going.". Christian Criticism of Football.
Kaepernick, Speech, and a Job: The Cleat May Soon be on the Other Foot
Free speech is important, but is it always helpful, and how does it relate to employment?
And when the president called on fans to boycott NFL football, that was still about citizens exercising a right. To be honest, I don't know much about football.
“Playing the Long Game”: 3 Reasons Learning to be Content Is Critical in Church Planting
Contentment is a required spiritual practice for church planters.
different venues. The saying is not new. It's been used to describe throwing the football down the field or driving the golf ball toward the green. Perhaps you
Don’t Despise Small Town Living: Jesus Didn’t
Capernaum was home to about 1,500 people.
When I got home after school, my mom would already know my big news of the day, whether it was catching a touchdown pass in football or getting in a scuffle with kids on the opposing
Bringing Back BaylorSubscriber Access Only
Baylor University president Linda Livingstone helps the school navigate one of the largest scandals in US collegiate athletics.
She alleged she was gang-raped by members of the football team who, according to the suit, described such acts as “bonding” experiences. A previous
3 Martian Tips for Contextualization
Lessons from the NASA team who manages the Mars rover.
community. While my town might not be a Friday-night-lights-high-school- football type of town, everyone around here sure loves college football! So
The Real Story Behind Ray Rice Speaking at Liberty
What does a former abuser talk about at a Christian college? Repentance.
He said his violent attack “uncovered the brutal truth that I was becoming a better football player but becoming a bad person.”. Football came first, then family, then God.
Ruralology: All It Takes Is Sacrifice, Commitment, and a Desire to Be What God Made Us to Be
It doesn’t matter how grand your vision is if it doesn’t flow with the culture of your community.
It was a backyard barbecue with a couple dozen in attendance. As I'm sure most reunions go, the time was spent reminiscing of the glory football days and Saturday night shenanigans.
Died: R. C. Sproul, Reformed Theologian Who Founded Ligonier Ministries
Late PCA leader influenced generations of Christians by filling the gap “between Sunday school and seminary.”
Westminster Theological Seminary. The Pittsburgh native attended Westminster College for its football program—not its Presbyterian affiliation. But he
My Top 5 Books on Faith and FootballSubscriber Access Only
A sports biographer and former player lists his picks.
My Top 5 Books on Faith and Football. A sports biographer and former player lists his picks. Here, he recommends 5 books on the overlapping terrain of football and faith.
Ken Starr Resigns from Baylor Leadership; Football Coach Art Briles To Be Fired
(UPDATED) Starr: 'The captain goes down with the ship.'
Gleanings. Ken Starr Resigns from Baylor Leadership; Football Coach Art Briles To Be Fired. Writing for Christ and Pop Culture, football fan Valerie Dunham recently said:
What is Biblical Preaching? Meeting the Needs of the People I Serve
“I’m just one beggar telling another beggar where I found bread.”
I don't know what your church is like, but at mine and probably any church in the deep south, I can safely guarantee that during football season, there will be people who are only
Breaking the 200 Barrier: Genesis Church in Mexico, Missouri
Church seeks to meet the needs of a small town that is 70% unchurched.
I would sit at a football game and think “700 of the 1000 people here are not connected to a church.” I would see the population sign coming into our town and think of the 8,400 people
Two Marvelous Truths Help Me Say No to Sexual Sin
As a same-sex-attracted woman married to a man, I was struggling to ward off temptation on my own power. Then God showed me I didn’t have to.
It was like watching a live football game between well-matched teams, with real suspense over who would win. Praise God, I never acted on sexual temptation while married.
Ten Christian Athletes Who Were Tebowing Before Tebow
Christian sports stars have a long history of using their public platform to display their private faith.
Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862–1965): Football. Before he became the “Grand Old Man” of football, Amos Alonzo Stagg pioneered in promoting Christianity from the baseball diamond.
Super Bowl Theology: How Americans See God's Role in the Big Game
Surveys suggest Christians believe much more prosperity gospel than Calvinism is at play.
Flickr. American Christians apparently aren't Calvinists when it comes to football. cursed. Evangelicals care about football a lot more than they think God does.
Pastoral Landmines to Avoid During Football SeasonSubscriber Access Only
Whether or not you’re a fan, your pews are full of them.
Pastoral Landmines to Avoid During Football Season. Whether or not you're a fan, your pews are full of them. Right: Using football as a means of gathering people together.
Christians, Repent (Yes, Repent) of Spreading Conspiracy Theories and Fake News—It's Bearing False Witness
Try this instead: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
with new conspiracies. Seth's passing, his parents wrote, has become a case of “political football,” causing unbearable pain and anguish. They describe
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
this month about the never-settled, twisty knot of race in America— the whole mess of it, from church politics to racial infights, alt-right marchers to kneeling football players, Confederate
In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’
In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’
Analogies between abortion and other “life issues” are shakier than we sometimes suppose.
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