The Phil Vischer Podcast: Ep 37- Does God Intervene in Sports?
Faith and sports, Texas' atheists mom, and gay activists comes out for Chick-Fil-A.

This week's podcast discusses a new opera about the last days of, um, Walt Disney, plus the surprising number of Americans who believe God influences the outcomes of sporting events. An atheist mom in Texas asks Christians to keep their religion to themselves, and, what's this – a prominent gay rights activist and Chick-fil-A have become best friends?!? Is it a sign of the apocalypse?!? Phil, Skye, and Christian also share their favorite books from the last year.

Listen here.

February 06, 2013

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Steve Martin

February 07, 2013  10:28am

God doesn't care who wins and who doesn't win a sporting event. I wish these athletes would knock it off. We are made into caricatures much too often, anyway. We don't need any more help from Christians who don't understand the faith, and who believe God is a big slot machine in the sky. You can visit any children's cancer ward and discover that God lets it all happen. He does use what happens for His purposes, in some mysterious way. But He lets it all happen, nonetheless.

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February 06, 2013  10:04pm

Right after the Ravens won the Super Bowl on Sunday, Ray Lewis said something to the effect of, with God on your side, how can you lose. I must admit, I chuckled. Then I started thinking about Tim Tebow and his amazing run with the Broncos, winning the first game of the playoffs against the Steelers. Do I think God influences professional sport outcomes, no...maybe. I do believe that Tim Tebow's purpose goes far beyond Football. His faith and willingness to share his faith is amazing. Perhaps Tebow's amazing run was to bring more awareness that it's ok for athletes to praise and thank God publicly.

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