faith in the arena
ESPN glosses over Coco Gauff’s post-victory prayer, gets called out by Tony Dungy

After American Tennis star Coco Gauff won her first U.S. Open title Saturday, she dropped to her knees in a moment of obvious prayer, which ESPN instead described as “a moment… Read More

September 14, 2023
NFL receiver John Metchie credits Christian faith for comeback from ACL injury, cancer

After navigating two years filled with unfathomable challenges, John Metchie attributes his endurance and recovery to his faith in God. While a University of Alabama standout, Metchie tore his ACL… Read More

September 5, 2023
NFL quarterback Kirk Cousins determined to glorify Christ this football season 

Whether or not he surpasses last year’s record-tying season, NFL quarterback Kirk Cousins is determined to glorify God. The 35-year-old Minnesota Vikings star led eight game-winning drives on the way… Read More

August 31, 2023
NBA’s Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac launches new faith-based clothing line

Pro basketball star Jonathan Isaac has introduced a new clothing brand that carries a message of faith in Christ to the NBA community. The Orlando Magic forward launched the “UNITUS”… Read More

August 15, 2023
Standout pitcher Zach Eflin credits faith and family during breakout season

Professional baseball pitcher Zach Eflin is enjoying a breakthrough season and credits God for sustaining him through years of challenges. Eflin, who currently pitches for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays,… Read More

August 8, 2023
Drew family legacy goes beyond success on the basketball court as the coaches live out their faith

The Drew family is one of the most successful in NCAA basketball history, and yet the coaches all agree on a simple purpose: glorifying God and developing godly men. Homer… Read More

August 1, 2023
Young and Stroud, first two taken in NFL Draft, use their platform to glorify God

When the top two picks in the 2023 NFL Draft saw their lifelong dreams come true over the weekend weekend, both quarterbacks credited the success to their faith. Read More

May 1, 2023
Damar Hamlin, the focus of national prayer just months ago, fully cleared for football return

Damar Hamlin has been cleared by doctors to resume all football activities just three months after a cardiac event nearly took his life. The Buffalo Bills’ safety got… Read More

April 24, 2023
Oklahoma softball star Jayda Coleman gets baptized as team pursues 3rd national title

(Sports Spectrum) – Jayda Coleman, a junior center fielder on the Oklahoma softball team, has yet to experience what it’s like to not win the national championship in her college career. Read More

March 24, 2023
Dan Meers, who plays Chiefs’ mascot, uses platform to share Jesus

Dan Meers just returned from his third Super Bowl in four years. Some consider him the best at his position: Chiefs’ mascot, KC Wolf. But what excites him… Read More

February 14, 2023
Culture, Opinion
When did prayer become acceptable to the NFL? When a crisis happened on live television

(Religion Unplugged) – Super Bowls create media storms, but many journalists and sports executives thought what happened in 1988 was totally out of bounds. The establishment was shocked… Read More

February 13, 2023
In historic Super Bowl matchup, QBs Mahomes and Hurts share a Christian faith

The star quarterbacks of this year’s Super Bowl teams may be opponents on the field, but it is their common faith that helped them get there. The Kansas… Read More

February 8, 2023
‘Soul Surfer’ Bethany Hamilton announces she won’t compete against transgender athletes

Famous surfer Bethany Hamilton has spoken out against biological males competing in women’s surfing events after her league announced a transgender policy change. Hamilton, who became famous as… Read More

February 7, 2023
God may not pick the winners, but a ‘spiritual awakening’ is taking place in an NFL locker room

In the wake of Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin’s on-field resuscitation Jan. 2, it seems a spiritual revival is taking place in the Buffalo locker room. Bills’ quarterback Josh… Read More

January 17, 2023
Christian Schools
PGA Pro makes gift to Nashville Christian School golf program

A Tennessee Christian school’s golf team received a huge gift last week from pro golfer Brandt Snedeker. Snedeker gave $30,000, and the Tennessee Golf Foundation added another $25,000,… Read More

November 21, 2022
University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines was tossed into the transgender athlete debate. Come on in, she says, the water’s fine

Riley Gaines figures she had all of three weeks away from swimming during her entire four years in college, when she became an elite competitive swimmer. Even during the… Read More

November 15, 2022
Former NFL player and Christian school football coach Jeff Saturday becomes interim head coach of the Indianapolis Colts

Hebron Christian’s head coach Jeff Saturday shown during a timeout against Athens Academy during a 2019 game at Hebron. (credit: Dale Zanine) Former professional football player and… Read More

November 10, 2022
Washington high school football coach fired for postgame prayers to be reinstated after U.S. Supreme Court victory this summer

After a landmark Supreme Court victory allowing his silent postgame prayers, a high school football coach is expected to return to his coaching job next year. Read More

October 31, 2022
Inside Derek Jeter’s Catholic roots: How faith and family made him a baseball superstar

(Religion Unplugged) – Yankee Stadium was packed to the rafters. The place was as loud as it typically would get when the New York Yankees played in a World… Read More

July 25, 2022
Courts, Culture
Silent prayer in public is protected by the Constitution, US Supreme Court rules in coach prayer case

The government cannot punish its employees or anyone else for silent prayer, even at public events and facilities, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled… Read More

June 27, 2022