Play Ball

From 2005 to 2007, "Play Ball" examined the relationship of sports and faith: sports is important precisely because it is a form of play, that is, a manifestation of the Sabbath. Contributors included Mark Galli, Collin Hansen, Mark Moring, and others.

Play Ball

An Open Letter to Tim Tebow's Fans
The high-profile quarterback, a devout Christian, practically walks on water. But give him a break. Please.
An Open Letter to Josh Hamilton
Your recent indiscretions are certainly a concern, but you've handled the fallout with grace, humility, and repentance.
An Open Letter to ESPN the Magazine
Regarding your plans to one-up Sports Illustrated with a "no-clothes" issue ...
An Open Letter to Brett Favre
There's a season for everything, and for the great QB, now's the time to stay retired.
An Open Letter to Donte Stallworth
Concerning the overall public indignation about Michael Vick's possible NFL reinstatement.
Sports, for Him
We're called to integrity in athletics—not just to opposing steroid abuse.
Christian Coaches Face Off for Super Bowl XLI
The God of Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith isn't just for Sunday.
Are You Ready for Some Fantasy?
With football training camps convening, fantasy football is almost upon us. Finally.
Equal Pay for Women?
The stubborn Brits who run Wimbledon refuse to pay the female tennis players as much as the men. Good for them.
What's to Love About Women's Sports
There's no denying the pure joy and determination of female athletes
The NBA? Or the UN?
It's called the National Basketball Association, but it's looking quite international—thanks in great part to a Christian GM for the Dallas Mavs.
Of Czechs, Sex, and Wrecks
Random musings on the U.S. soccer team, World Cup prostitution, and Big Ben's bad bike crash.
Onward Christian Shortstops
The Colorado Rockies make a noble—if problematic—plan for winning.
Incomplete Sentences
Many pro athletes convicted of a crime are sentenced to a lame excuse for "community service." It's time for the legal system to show a little backbone.
Bowling Alone No More
A stealth revolution in attitude may be brewing.
Sports as Soap Opera
Sports as Soap Opera
Sportswriters seem to have forgotten their godly calling.
'You Trying to Say Jesus Christ Can't Hit a Curveball?'
Fans vent their frustration on struggling slugger who professes religious devotion.
Un Problema Grande, No?
What major league baseball reveals about the dangers of immigration.
In the wake of UCLA's loss in Monday's NCAA championship game, I couldn't help but wonder: What would John Wooden do?
There IS Crying in Basketball
If only we all had something so precious to weep about.

Top Story June 22, 2024

What If the Christian Sexual Ethic Becomes a Feature, Not a Bug?
What If the Christian Sexual Ethic Becomes a Feature, Not a Bug?
Evangelicals tend to assume our sexual ethic is deeply unpopular. But the wind may be shifting as thought leaders increasingly declare Christianity a cultural asset.

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