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Faith and Sports

Surprising Number Of Americans Say God's Behind Super Bowl Winner

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

If you pray and wear your underwear inside out, will your team win the big game? Two weeks ahead of the Super Bowl, half of American sports fans sa...

7 Reasons Why Running Is Good For Your Soul

Michael O'Loughlin | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Michael O'Loughlin

Like many, I started running while in college to get in shape and lose a few pounds. Later, during long-distance training, I realized that while the physical benefits were obvious and welcome, the spiritual benefits of running were just as beneficial to me.

What NFL Team Has God On Its Side This Season?

Curtis Eichelberger | Posted 08.29.2012 | Religion

Religion and football to go together in America, as players often become as famous for what they do on Sunday morning as on Monday night. In Curtis E...

The Possibility Of Tebowmania And Linsanity

Bethany Blankley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

Lin, Tebow and other Christians' achievements are possible because they know that God is the author of their talent, faith and inspiration, and they desire to feel God's pleasure in what they do.

UPDATE: Jewish Basketball Team Forced To Forfeit Over Sabbath Observance

Posted 03.06.2012 | Religion

UPDATE: Houston's FOX 26 News reports that the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, which previously scheduled the Jewish basketball te...

Isaiah 40:21-31: On Faith And Football

Kathryn Schifferdecker | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Kathryn Schifferdecker

The original recipients of the promises in Isaiah 40 have a lot more in common with the sick and injured kids in the Broncos' stands than they do with the strong, fit players out on the turf.

Fatwa For Tebow

Ajarat Bada | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Ajarat Bada

I always wonder why people are so afraid of a public display of "religiosity"? I have read a few disturbing comments about Tim Tebow, as if he needed public validation for the public expression of his faith.

Does God Listen To Tim Tebow More Than Me?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 03.20.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Unless you've been living under a rock -- or a rock without cable -- you probably know who Tim Tebow is. He's the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. He's also very religious.

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."

Jewish Gymnast, 7, Balances Religious Faith And Sports

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

NEWARK, N.J. — When 7-year-old Amalya Knapp took the beam at the New Jersey state gymnastics finals last month, her excellent performance symbol...