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Johnny Manziel, Rehab, and the Gospel

How should Christians think through Johnny Manziel’s rehab announcement?

NFL: NFC Championship-Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
What’s God Got to Do with Football Devotion?

A new study says that many Americans think God has a hand in the outcome of sporting events.

5 Verses No Football Player Should Ever Quote — and 5 Better Verses

Some advice on better Bible verses for all your post-game needs.

Divisional Playoffs - San Diego Chargers v Denver Broncos
How Peyton Manning Helped Me With Spiritual Discipline

Do we need another Super Bowl to prove Manning’s worth? No — we just need the present moment.

Baseball Is the Answer to Football’s Violence Problem

In baseball, the danger to one’s body is incidental. In football, violence is the point.

Baltimore Ravens Training Camp August 20, 2009
Can Ray Rice Be the Poster Boy for Redemption Instead of Rage?

Once again, a young black man is the symbol of a societal dysfunction. Can we flip the script?

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Former St. Louis Ram Now Tending a Flock in Ferguson

Aeneas Williams played 14 seasons in the NFL before trading in an athletic career for a life of coaching souls.

Can We Watch Football and Keep Our Consciences Intact?

Yes! Maybe? I think so. Let’s see if we can figure this out.

How to Pray for Your NFL Team

A team-by-team prayer list for each of the 32 NFL teams you’ll be cheering on this season.

Confronting the Dark Side of Football: A Q&A with Steve Almond

Can football fans help save the sport from itself?

New England Patriots at Washington Redskins 08/28/09
I hated football. Then I got to know its power

Why loving football is like believing in God.

“People are cowed by the NFL”: A Q&A with Gregg Easterbrook

ESPN columnist Greg Easterbrook on God, the ethics of sports, and the most pressing problems for football.

Pound Them in the Name of Jesus

New York Jets chaplain and former NHL player Adam Burt multitasks his way through ministry.

The Power of Powder Puff

I played football because I wanted to be tough. But the gridiron gave me more than bruises.

I Love Football—But it’s Killing My Soul

Is it possible to enjoy the violent game of football and still be a compassionate Christian?

Fans Rely on God, Rituals to Boost Favorite Team

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute shows the true character of Americans’ “faith” in their teams.

Who is ‘Notre Dame’?

The University of Notre Dame and its football team have blended ancient Catholic traditions with purely Fighting Irish ones, from attending Mass before games to pre-game prayers of the Litany of the Blessed Virgin.

Football: America’s National Religion

People in America check ‘Christian’ on religious identification surveys because football is usually not one of the choices.