In sports belief is often the difference between winning and losing.
Here at Patheos many of our writers explore this connection and reflect on its significance. Following is a selection of our newest stories in concert with a curated selection of some of the most popular posts about sports.
Most Recent Stories
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association voted to adopt the new policy after concerns were raised about whether prayer is allowed before games.
An NFL player survives a hard hit, then helps those who have it even harder.
Jerry Jones has to come face to face with what he's doing. And fans need to hold him responsible.
The Kansas City Royals won the world series against the New York Mets in a series of epic comebacks.
Debra Landwehr Engle
Why does their World Series win serve as a personal lesson in faith and fortitude?
The Royals won the World Series last night for the first time in 30 years, and this city is losing its mind.
When you have a former NFL star admitting he wanted no part of the preaching, you have to wonder how many other players felt the same way.
Football is a sport that has clear religious connections, from the Hail Mary pass to Touchdown Jesus to the Immaculate Reception.
The truth is, baseball isn't just better than football. It's WAY better. It's more beautiful. It's more wholesome and pure.
God bless this couple as they face the future with faith, but also with sorrow.
Most Popular Stories
Yogi Berra, the always quotable and mystifying, has died. RIP Yogi.
Sometimes people hate what you love, and there's nothing wrong with that. However there's no need to ridicule the things we don't like or don't understand.
The highly religious Tim Tebow has been cut by the Eagles and finds himself looking for work again.
Jennifer D. Crumpton
Did you know that the winning Women's team is paid 40 times less than the losing men's team?
They are an inspiration to me, even though I know from experience how tired they are of the word "inspiration."
A community basketball team in Cedar-Riverside Minneapolis, consisting of young Somali girls, made the news recently.
TouchDown Israel follows the Israel Football League's quest for the Israel Bowl, as each team fights to win, and bonds in spite of religious differences.
Is boxing is easily compatible with Christian faith? Probably not. But I'm pretty sure he would love the NFL, though.
By convincing us that all of civil religion is summed up in a beer commercial, advertisers corner the market on public religious theater.
I know, that if we had the opportunity to meet Peyton Manning, my wife would swoon. But, you know what? Who could blame her?