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Race and Ethnicity
The local church is unrivaled in its potential to bring about meaningful transformation.
While there are other programs or venues like sports teams and non-religiously related interventions that have been demonstrated to be efficacious in reducing prejudice and intergroup
Ghost Towns and Small Towns: Church Planting in a Boom and Bust World
representing God in places that have been burned by short booms and long busts
substance abuse, depression, and self-defeating attempts to tap into the boom economy through lottery tickets, casino gambling, or long-shot ambitions of hitting it big in sports or music.
Effective Partnering: The Church and Cross-Cultural Worker On-Task Together
A good church-field partnership takes work and lots of communication.
Is it basketball? Education? Medical care? Hairstylists? Coffee/tea-drinking? Adventure sports? Business acumen? Counseling? The list is endless.
10 Essentials for a Successful Outdoor Event
Don’t let weather, logistics, or Egyptian plagues keep you from taking your service outside.
Beyond the chance of chilly rain or scorching heat, take into consideration school vacation schedules, local sports teams' home games, existing community celebrations, and other
Why We Should Be Inviting Our Non-Christian Friends and Neighbors to Church at Easter, My Article at CNN (and a Bit More)
More people are open to Gospel conversations that you might think.
The reality is, we all 'proselytize' (convert to another belief or opinion) about something: a sports team, a way of seeing gender or age or social status, certain foods, political affiliations
Why You Most Certainly Will Fail to Reach Your Secular Friends
Many have never been given a single reason as to why God is relevant to their lives.
I mean is for us to make a difference by connecting with people, getting involved with Apple computers, with Congress, with your high school leadership team, with sports or whatever
How Christians Do March Madness
Two Reformed schools demonstrate an important lesson in rivalry.
But even without national prominence, the Knights and the Flying Dutchman are in many ways the quintessential adversaries— demonstrating exactly what makes sports rivalries so
Americans Agree: God Blesses Super Bowl Athletes, not Their Teams
How evangelicals and others see God’s providence in The Big Game vs. Trump’s election.
poll by PRRI. Among all religious groups, nonwhite Protestants (41%) were most inclined to say that God determines who wins in sports. Around an earlier
The Youth Sports Myth: You Owe It to Your Child
Hundreds of dollars, hours of intense practice. Is it worth the cost?
Opinion | Family. The Youth Sports Myth: You Owe It to Your Child. Condition. Find the right travel team. But experts in the fields of sports and medicine are telling a different story.
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.
Christian sports stars have a long history of using their public platform to display their private faith. Early Church; Middle Ages; Reformation; Early Modern; Modern.
Why You Should Use Stats in Ministry
Facts are our friends, and so are stats.
Here are three reasons why. Those of you who know me know my tentative relationship with all things sports. It isn't that I know nothing of sports; I just haven't kept up much.
Extreme Athletes Don’t Have to Settle for Adrenaline Highs
Action-sports ministries help wakeboarders, surfers, skaters, and snowboarders ground their passions in gospel truth.
Action-sports ministries help wakeboarders, surfers, skaters, and snowboarders ground their passions in gospel truth. Extreme Athletes Don't Have to Settle for Adrenaline Highs.
Can We Evangelize Late Modern Culture?
We cannot assume a shared foundation.
It's innately human to convert others to what we find to be true, meaningful, entertaining, or beautiful. We do this all the time with the books, sports, movies, and experiences we love.
Why We Really Put Our Kids in Sports
Our goodhearted support prioritizes athleticism more than we think.
Opinion | Sexuality. Why We Really Put Our Kids in Sports. Most parents will voice more modest outcomes for our children when we sign them up for sports leagues.
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. My Top 5 Books on Faith and Football. A sports biographer and former player lists his picks.
The Idol of Exhaustion
We measured our obedience to and love of God by how many small groups, ministry teams, mission trips, retreats, service projects, and church sports leagues we joined.
Finally, Jackie Robinson’s Faith Is Getting the Attention It Deserves
Two books shine a long-overdue spotlight on the Christian convictions of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier.
Finally, Jackie Robinson's Faith Is Getting the Attention It Deserves. Two books shine a long-overdue spotlight on the Christian convictions of the man who broke baseball's color barrier.
A Theology of PlaySubscriber Access Only
We don't have to always be doing something useful.
shot. And better than most sports, it teaches you about God's inscrutable providence. In fact, it may be the perfect sport for those tempted by Calvinism.
Weekend Edition: January 29, 2016
The GC2 Summit, HuffPo Christianity, Americans on gambling, and more
Americans View Sports Gambling as Moral, but Illegal—Lisa Cannon Green. The Super Bowl and sports betting websites demonstrate how Americans
Over Professionalizing What Should be the Common Practice of Evangelism
Evangelism should never leave the realm of the non-professionals
email; print. I don't watch much in sports, but once I dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Since that did not work out, I'm bitter and don't watch sports.
Top Story July 20, 2017
Spiritual Longing on the Silver Screen
Spiritual Longing on the Silver Screen
How the makers (and watchers) of movies are engaged in a kind of prayer.
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