faith in the arena
Whatcha talkin’ ’bout Willis? NFL standout walks away from millions to walk with Christ

Indianapolis Colts safety Khari Willis has a new playbook. It’s called the Bible.   Willis has announced his retirement from the National Football League to pursue a… Read More

June 21, 2022
Faith helps drive Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in NBA title quest

(Religion Unplugged) – It was back in January, when the NBA season was still young, that Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors had gotten off to a poor… Read More

June 13, 2022
Christian Schools, Culture
Brodie Croyle, former NFL quarterback, is an all-pro champion for Christian education

Former NFL quarterback Brodie Croyle, who played primarily for the Kansas City Chiefs, understands the benefits of growing up in a Christian school and being raised with Christian… Read More

June 3, 2022
Christian pro golfers Burns and Scheffler absolutely torching the PGA Tour while spreading the good word

Best friends and outspoken Christians Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler put faith to the fore once again Sunday on the PGA Tour, with a short but dazzling playoff at… Read More

June 2, 2022
North Carolina Coach Hubert Davis’ journey to a historic Final Four win has included an abiding faith

When the final buzzer sounded on his team’s Final Four game Saturday night, it became evident that the weight of what Hubert Davis had accomplished was setting in. Read More

April 8, 2022
Christian Schools, Culture
Sunrise on a mission: The improbable story of the nation’s top-ranked high school basketball team

The No. 1 high school boys basketball team in the country plays in Kansas, at a school you’ve likely never heard of – unless you follow the best… Read More

March 30, 2022
Christian Schools, Culture
Hope wins: Leaning on God and one another, Hope College earns national championship

The undefeated Hope College women’s team seemed well on its way to Division III basketball championships the past two years, before the COVID-19 pandemic cut those seasons short. Read More

March 25, 2022
Choosing God over college basketball: Why one top player quit her team

When Leah Church got into the University of North Carolina (UNC), she cried. Her mom cried. Her sister cried. It was her dream school, and she hadn’t even applied. Church… Read More

March 22, 2022
College basketball star Keyontae Johnson, a walking miracle, gives glory to God after being honored on Senior Day

After a monstrous dunk in a game last year University of Florida phenom Keyontae Johnson suddenly collapsed near midcourt, the story and video rocking the sports world. He… Read More

March 14, 2022
Culture, Public Education
High school student alleging harassment for his Christian faith sues school

A 14-year-old Florida boy and his parents are suing his public charter school for outrageous discriminatory acts against him, saying he was harassed by peers and teachers alike… Read More

March 3, 2022
Justices will hear free-speech claim from website designer who opposes same-sex marriage

Nearly four years after the Supreme Court declined to decide whether compelling a Colorado baker to bake a cake for same-sex couples would violate his right to freedom of… Read More

February 24, 2022
Super Bowl champion coach Sean McVay credits his Catholic school for his leadership success

NFL head coach and recent Super Bowl champion Sean McVay credits much of his success to the “foundational principles” instilled in him by his Catholic school education. Read More

February 22, 2022
Christian Schools, Culture
Christian school in New York receives help from Buffalo Bills, Nike for new program

Destiny Christian School in Rochester was one of a few dozen schools in New York to receive a grant and invitation to join a pilot high school athletic… Read More

February 9, 2022
Record-setting NFL receiver Cooper Kupp’s faith provides perspective on life and football

Cooper Kupp is turning in one of the most prolific seasons ever by a wide receiver in the NFL. Kupp’s the proud owner of this season’s wide receiver triple crown—leading… Read More

January 28, 2022
KC Chiefs’ James Winchester says his stability comes from his faith in Christ

Super Bowl teams don’t come together overnight. Instead, they require unsung heroes that bring stability throughout the rigors of multiple NFL seasons. Long snapper James Winchester of the… Read More

January 27, 2022
Russell Wilson wins Bart Starr Award for putting his faith into practice

Russell Wilson, recipient of this year’s Bart Starr Award, talks to the wife the award’s namesake. NFL quarterback Russell Wilson has spent his career as one… Read More

January 11, 2022
Veteran umpire Ted Barrett, a minister to umpires, works his fifth World Series

On the field, professional umpire Ted Barrett just wrapped up calling his fifth career World Series. But off the field is where he answers his calling: ministering to… Read More

November 4, 2021
Christian Schools
Greenville Christian School: A football powerhouse despite small budget, larger rivals

Over the last two seasons, Mississippi’s tiny Greenville Christian School has emerged as a football force despite its small budget and limited facilities. Ranked number one in the… Read More

November 3, 2021