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From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).

From The Touchline - Soccer Chaplains United Rev Brad Kenney

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From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).

    Lessons from Lasso — It Feels Good To Laugh

    Lessons from Lasso — It Feels Good To Laugh

    We start episode five, season one and Coach Lasso makes the comment, “It feels good to laugh.” Lasso has just been opening up to Rebecca about his marital issues and some of the struggle its been to try and preserve the marriage. His joke about couple’s therapy breaks some of the tension he feels and reveals the depth of hurt and pain in the same moment.







    Perhaps you have heard it said, “laughter is the best medicine”? That phrase may have originated from a verse in Proverbs (17:22) which says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” In today’s “Lessons from Lasso,” we look at the role of laughter in helping us cope when life is hard or things go bad — there is a fine balance to be struck with humor and laughter, and we must be careful to know the right time and place, but laughter can help us spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.







    Ted Lasso, the immensely popular streaming TV show in its second season on Apple TV+ features the antics and quirky, Coach ‘Ted Lasso.’ Lasso first appeared a number of years ago as a comedic character as NBC purchased the broadcast rights to the English Premier League. Played by Jason Sudeikis, Lasso (as a coach) brings change to the difficult football (soccer) team that he has traveled overseas to coach.







    In the ‘Lessons from Lasso’ series, I (Rev Brad) look at some of the different life learning points brought up in the show from a chaplain’s point of view.







    From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.







    Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).







    Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.

    • 6 min
    Foul! No From the Touchline Podcast Today

    Foul! No From the Touchline Podcast Today

    Sorry — it could be due to travel, work, or other commitments, but we just couldn’t get the show produced for today. Don’t give up on us yet! Listen to a past podcast, or, better yet — write us a review on your favorite podcast distribution platform.







    Thanks for being a faithful listener and follower, we don’t take it lightly!







    From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.







    Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).







    Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.

    • 1 min
    Lessons from Lasso — Putting the Game Before the Dame

    Lessons from Lasso — Putting the Game Before the Dame

    We finally come to the end of episode four, season one and we see Coach Lasso and Coach Beard walking home after the gala. Beard is a mess — his girlfriend has dumped him. He put the “game” (of chess) before the dame, and it seems like this isn’t the first time.







    In today’s “Lessons from Lasso,” we talk about first things — and how when we get our priorities wrong, it tends to mess up a lot of different things. Jesus and C.S. Lewis offer us wisdom and instruction into how to correctly prioritize things in life — and for my friends in football, the simple way that I remember it is with the phrase, “Faith, family, football.” It’s a helpful way to think about the priorities that I should have in my life.







    Ted Lasso, the immensely popular streaming TV show in its second season on Apple TV+ features the antics and quirky, Coach ‘Ted Lasso.’ Lasso first appeared a number of years ago as a comedic character as NBC purchased the broadcast rights to the English Premier League. Played by Jason Sudeikis, Lasso (as a coach) brings change to the difficult football (soccer) team that he has traveled overseas to coach.







    In the ‘Lessons from Lasso’ series, I (Rev Brad) look at some of the different life learning points brought up in the show from a chaplain’s point of view.







    From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.







    Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).







    Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.

    • 8 min
    Lessons from Lasso — Being Accountable Matters

    Lessons from Lasso — Being Accountable Matters

    Keeley and Jamie are at the end. There’s been unfaithfulness in the relationship and Keeley comes to grips with Rebecca’s earlier words of wisdom to ask about the place of accountability in a relationship. “Being accountable matters” she tells Jamie before telling him their relationship is over.







    In today’s “Lessons from Lasso,” we talk about accountability and why it matters in life and in football. There is coming a day when all people will stand before God and have to give an account of themselves — their actions and behaviors, things done and left undone against others. The apostle Paul writes in Romans 14:10-12 of that day and we briefly talk about why and how it matters.







    Ted Lasso, the immensely popular streaming TV show in its second season on Apple TV+ features the antics and quirky, Coach ‘Ted Lasso.’ Lasso first appeared a number of years ago as a comedic character as NBC purchased the broadcast rights to the English Premier League. Played by Jason Sudeikis, Lasso (as a coach) brings change to the difficult football (soccer) team that he has traveled overseas to coach.







    In the ‘Lessons from Lasso’ series, I (Rev Brad) look at some of the different life learning points brought up in the show from a chaplain’s point of view.







    From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.







    Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).







    Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.

    • 6 min
    Lessons from Lasso — Seeing People as They Really Are

    Lessons from Lasso — Seeing People as They Really Are

    The villainous Rupert Manion seems like he’s gotten away with murder, yet again. The swaggering millionaire appears to be the hero as he pulls out a check for 1 million pounds to help the charity benefit achieve its goals — does anyone see him for who he truly is? Lasso, does.







    In today’s “Lessons from Lasso,” we talk about what it means to see people as they really are and the double edge of not judging books by their covers. For me, this is so much the work of a chaplain and pastor — is learning to read the living human documents that God puts before our very eyes. And Jesus of Nazareth was best, hands down, at seeing and reading and speaking into people’s lives.







    Ted Lasso, the immensely popular streaming TV show in its second season on Apple TV+ features the antics and quirky, Coach ‘Ted Lasso.’ Lasso first appeared a number of years ago as a comedic character as NBC purchased the broadcast rights to the English Premier League. Played by Jason Sudeikis, Lasso (as a coach) brings change to the difficult football (soccer) team that he has traveled overseas to coach.







    In the ‘Lessons from Lasso’ series, I (Rev Brad) look at some of the different life learning points brought up in the show from a chaplain’s point of view.







    From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.







    Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).







    Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.

    • 7 min
    Navigating a New World of NFT’s and NIL’s

    Navigating a New World of NFT’s and NIL’s

    What the heck is an NFT? What about an NIL? Do you know? Should we care? Well, today, on the From the Touchline podcast, we dive into a new world where many things seem to be spelled out in three letters or less!







    For those that don’t know, an NFT is a non-fungible token and NIL stands for Name, Image, and Likeness — these are two hot topics right now in sport, and especially in soccer. The two are linked and perhaps a bit infamously as there is a real lack of clarity around what these things are and how they affect people and even the game at this point. I am certainly no expert, but we need to dive into the subject and this is the start of what is likely to be a much longer conversation.







    Here are some of the links to different articles and such that I mention on the podcast:







    * The Athletic story on the Ajax Team which bought and sold NFT’s* Iconsource.com’s article on NIL as a bit of a primer * The Slate article on how the NCAA has recently issued a “guidance” on NIL* ArtNet News story on Sotheby’s sale of the first NFT, Quantum* Proverbs 29 (NIV); Proverbs 29 (The Message)







    From the Touchline is a short-feature (10-15 min) podcast with me, Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.







    Myself and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).







    Also, don’t forget that you can listen to the podcast in our app, SoccrChapUtd, which you can find in the Apple and Google store.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

John Hollinger1 ,

Incredible podcast to grow in footballing and faith

This is the podcast for you if you are a footballer who also wants to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Loved sharing my story and coming on as a guest and highly recommend listening to the many other great interviews.

Love the prayer episodes as well.

Wells T. ,

LISTEN, because no doubt, it’ll bless you!

Rev. Brad Kenney has impacted and blessed my faith, family and football more than I could ever say! One of the greatest blessings of my life during the years of 2010 - 2013, while I was a player for the Colorado Rapids, was how God used Brad in my life! He’s wise, kind and genuine, has great faith, and is a man that truly loves his life on purpose with his whole heart! Listen, because no doubt, it’ll bless you!

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