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Prayer in Sports

Prayer Isn't a Team Sport

Wayne Besen | Posted 04.10.2013 | Sports
Wayne Besen

The larger problem, however, isn't the glaring hypocrisy. It is that players may feel, as I did as a sophomore, compelled to worship or face consequences.

Rethinking The Penn State Prayer

Shirl James Hoffman, Ed.D. | Posted 01.22.2012 | Religion
Shirl James Hoffman, Ed.D.

Pausing in the stadium in the midst of the Saturday afternoon festivities to remember the victims of Sandusky's alleged abuses made a great deal of sense. Why a prayer spectacle was required to do this isn't at all clear to me.

Embracing 'Tebowing'

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

For the uninitiated, Tebowing is defined as, "to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different."

Joe Nelms' Prayer Perfect For NASCAR Event

Shirl James Hoffman, Ed.D. | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Shirl James Hoffman, Ed.D.

Silly, irreverent and banal, it seemed a perfect accompaniment to the raucous, spiritually vacuous events transpiring at the race track that afternoon.