At the intersection of sport & faith.
The book of Revelations depicts Jesus as a conquering lion, but far more often as a slaughtered lamb. Does this imagery cause us to think differently about what it means to conquer? New testament scholar Brian Gamel thinks so, and he shares how he believes the slaughtered lamb of Revelations changes the way we view […]
Is Sport a Laboratory for Virtue?
Keynote Speaker for the 3rd Global Congress on Sport and Christianity Elizabeth Bounds has pondered the question about sport and virtue her whole life. Elizabeth was a standout two sport athlete in soccer and basketball at Hope College, then got M.DIV degree from Truett Seminary, and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Baylor University’s Department […]
In a sports world that shouts Look at Me, Professor Hal Wilson leads with humility. With over 20 years of coaching experience all levels below the NBA, Coach Wilson does have something to brag about. But instead, he mentors coaches to be humble and to keep learning. Though he teaches at a public university, Coach […]
What About Bob(s)?
Bob Dyer and Bob Schindler have formed an amazing partnership. Both are men of God who love people and know how to use the universal language of sport to point people to Jesus and toward engagement with their local churches. We talk with both Bobs about CEDE Sports, a sports chaplaincy organization and network now […]
Facing the Issues
The 3rd Global Congress on Christianity and Sport is set for August 18-21, 2022 in Cambridge, UK. SportFaithLife will interview all of the scheduled keynote speakers. Today’s episode features Dr. Steven Waller, professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
On the 8th Day
As a boy, professor and author Matt Hoven attended an Edmonton Oilers hockey game and saw a sign that read, On the 8th day, God created Gretzky. This memory prompted Matt and his two colleagues to write a book on a Catholic theology of sport, aptly titled, On the 8th Day. The book explores unique […]
Intriguing Angles and Down-to Earth Fun
I have really enjoyed listening to this podcast in its newest reiteration and revision — especially that Chad and Brian would have guests on the program not specifically from their own faith tradition (or any faith tradition) to give their experience and insights into the world of sport and how sport intersects faith and life. Give these two a listen!
Such a relief to find a professional, inspiring podcast on faith and sport. And maybe we can’t listen to podcasts all the time... I loved the blogs on the website that related to each podcast.
Thankful for this podcast!
Real-life, extremely applicable topics. Credible & experienced speakers joining forces. Really appreciated the wide lens looking at sports and faith, as well as closer looks into Scripture, language, and real-life examples. Very thankful this podcast and the 2nd Global Conference for Sports and Christianity exist!