Why Spirituality in Sports?

How many times have you wished you could hear the good stories?
How often have you wondered why the people of character have vanished?
How frequently have you longed for an athlete who pointed to something beyond themselves?

As a sports writer and a minister, I search for these stories to bring them to you. My hope is through them your life will be uplifted. My desire is to allow them to glorify God in athletics.

The people I interview are not perfect. They will stumble and fall – as we all do. I am not perfect - I have stumbled and fallen.

But, our goal is to continue getting up, wiping away the blood and tears. Our goal is to continue to march toward God and to be transformed by His grace, mercy, and love and to stand justified before Him through Christ.

There is much to be said for focusing on the good. Even if one is not familiar with Jesus, these stories are unabashedly dedicated to lifting up your day. May they accomplish their greater purpose – and may your life be lived to a higher purpose.

If we can help you connect to a more positive life lived in Christ, please contact us. Let us pray for you, let us have a spiritual conversation with you, and help us engage in this work.

May the Lord shine his face upon you and bring you peace.

What About the Differences?

How should one process the multitude of viewpoints expressed by those who are interviewed on this website? Does the mere fact that we have given them a voice and posted their remarks mean we agree with their positions on faith, salvation, politics, and all other topics?

For the sake of clarity, Spirituality in Sports does not endorse or believe the same as every subject interviewed, and we reject the notion that this is necessary. Our point and our position is to plant seeds and further the name of Jesus Christ.

We are here to highlight the stories of value and excellence. We exist to bring glory to the name of Jesus – not to demand doctrinal or theological obedience or support any particular social or political stance.

We are here to pray for you (if you have a prayer request), study Jesus with you (if you want to find out more about the Gospel), and most of all – tell the stories of imperfect people who are saved by God’s grace.

We are here to be Christians only but do not believe we are the only Christians or that others must agree with us; we seek only to follow the simple Gospel of Jesus and tell others about His magnificence.

We are here to live out the prayer of Jesus in John 17.

For centuries, the instructional prayer of Jesus in Matthew 6:9-13 has been labeled ‘The Lord’s Prayer,’ and while it is a prayer offered by Him (thus it is the Lord’s prayer) – we should actually seek the heart of Jesus in prayer in John 17.

In particular, read John 17:6-21 and notice the emphasis on unity in the Lord.

“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me. I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours; and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been glorified in them. I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me."

The mission of Spirituality in Sports is to declare and follow the wishes of Jesus Christ and speak aloud His Kingdom in such a way that the world may believe in God.

Why not join us in this tremendous undertaking? Why not join us in sowing the seeds of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Why not join us in telling the good news? Why not join us in bringing the cosmos back under the rule of the Creator who declared it not simply good – but very good