What do you get when you have a head coach and a defensive coordinator/head coach in waiting who don’t focus on wins and losses? What happens when their emphasis is not wrapped up in on the field results, touchdowns, turnovers, and even tackling?
You get the top ten ranked Harding University Bisons – a program which has been making noise in the Greater American Conference for several years. Harding, a faith based institution in Searcy, Arkansas, has not been known as a football power, but the current coaching staff is changing that perception.
2016 is quickly turning into a special season for the Bisons, led by head coach Ronnie Huckeba (pronounced Huckabee) and defensive coordinator and 2017 head coach Paul Simmons. These two men with personal ties for decades, are leading the charge while they redefine success.Read more
What do we do with an imperfect Christian?
What do we do with the sports star who espouses Christ but falls - publicly? What happens when the camera pans on them just as they shout an obscenity or follows them as they start a brawl in the heat of a moment? What happens when they draw that technical foul, or worse, are arrested for DUI or suspicion of another crime?
As Spirituality in Sports interviews and uploads videos, the day will inevitably come when one of the believers on this website will make a large, public mistake. Their face will be posted all over the Internet and Television for being caught in an act clearly not of Christ. Pundits will pile on in protestation of such behaviors, shake their heads and wag their fingers – perhaps rightfully so.
What then?Read more