infographics below]. Though some pastors blame sports for declining attendance, researchers found most of the faithful balk at skipping church for football. More
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On only two topics are Catholics significantly more likely to pray than Protestants (or at least to acknowledge doing so): for God to lead their favorite sports team to victory (20 percent of
Church distractions associated with this "secularization of Sunday" also come from children's sports programs and school-related activities, that survey found.
"No one knows whether OCR believes that Title IX requires universities to permit biological males who identify as female to play on women's sports teams," the press release states.
CT has previously explored how children's sports and football season may cause declining church attendance, as well as why many people didn't go to church on Back to Church
Or rather, Lent Madness. Launched in 2010 by a Massachusetts pastor, Tim Schenck, the bracket offers a unique Lenten devotion that combines his love for church history and sports.
10. generic, 1,208. 11. religion, 1,149. 12. entertainment, 929. 13. weather, 609. 14. shopping, 466. 15. sports, 205. 16. money, 193. 17. celebrity, 175. 18. clothes, 171. 19. habit, 155. 20.
About 20 International Sports Chaplains are walking through the crowds, sharing pins that represent the story of Jesus (and drawing NPR's attention).
Bowl? Sports Fans Split on Prosperity Gospel. there. Football fans are more likely than other sports fans to say they pray to God (33 percent versus 21 percent).
25% in 2003). Among other stories on trends in church attendance, CT recently noted another reason that Americans don't attend church: children's sports.
CT has previously discussed the role of Christians in sports, such as Nik Wallenda, who crossed the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, or outfielder Josh Hamilton, who recently
Josh Hamilton 'turns the other cheek' in lawsuit from Christian sports-apparel start-up over shared slogan. Christian Baseball Star Relinquishes Right to 'Play Hard, Pray Harder'.
2000. Such academies are already privately sponsored by businesses, individuals, and even sports teams, according to Religion News Service. Now
Football Team Decides Churches Want Too Much Money for Stadium Shift. (UPDATED) Church cooperation leads to uncertainty over new Falcons stadium's location.
Graham said with all the accolades and applause that Summerall received for his sports broadcasting work, his walk with Christ is what mattered the most to him.
Pastors Respond to Boston Marathon Bombings, Some Pray for Suspect. Many thanked God after police captured the remaining suspect. Some went
The Main Reason for Declining Church Attendance: Children's Sports? Roundup of new religion research finds link. The biggest competition? Children's sports.
sure (10%).). "Sports figures are deemed most influential by those making $60,000-plus, college graduates, whites and parents," notes Barna. "Those
So, when he chose to tattoo his upper body, he chose Bible verses. According to Sports Illustrated, the psalms tattooed on Kaepernick's arms are all about his competitive instinct.