At the end of October, the Patheos Public Square featured articles and related media on Religion and Sports. We have grouped these articles into this Topic page, for your convenience.
|An Interview of Samantha Peszek|
What's faith like on the floor of the Olympic Games? Television audiences often see gymnasts praying.
|An Interview with Stephen McCain|
"Gymnastics gave me an anchor and a purpose. It was like a miniature faith for me." An interview on faith and sports with an Olympic gymnast.
|By Zaakir Yoonas|
Spirituality may help athletes in coping with the challenges of competition.
|By Anthea Butler|
The race for acceptance and acknowledgment begins with the recognition that at times, faith and political action go hand in hand.
|By Andrew Cooper|
Mystics and poets aren't the only people who experience the transcendent.
|By Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche|
Winning and losing is a mug's game. All gain ends in loss anyway, and trying to achieve victory over others is unpleasant and delusional.
|By Tim Muldoon|
Athletes inspire us to strive to imagine ourselves anew, to reach for goals...
|By Father Frank Berna|
What can sports teach us about worship?
|By Stuart Weir |
Eric Liddell put God before King and refused to run on the Sabbath. He won a gold anyway and became a hero to million.
|By Mariano Rivera |
Now I'm able to keep everything in perspective, because I know that following Christ is the most important thing in life.
|An Interview of Nick Harris |
A punter for the Detroit Lions tells the incredible story of how he became an NFL player and how God showed His faithfulness even in the midst of a terrible losing season.
|By Elad Nehora |
Meet Alan Veingrad. Offensive lineman. Green Bay Packer. Dallas Cowboy. Champion. A Super Bowl star discovers his Jewish heritage.
|By Peter Ephross |
Jewish immigrants took to basketball with fervor.
Mainline Protestant Perspectives
|By Judith Rock |
Without physicality, we have no ability to perceive or know anything, including all that we call "spiritual."
|By Tex Sample|
An exclusive excerpt from the book The Faith of 50 Million: Baseball, Religion and American Culture.
|By Marc Bohn|
Does the BYU football program have a spiritual mission?
|By Alan Keele|
Do competitive and violent sports have anything to do with military conflict? Perhaps...
|By Shabana Mir |
A young Muslim woman is denied entry to a public pool because of her body-covering swimsuit, a "burqini," and authorities insist that it has nothing to do with Islam.
| By Gertrud Pfister |
More and more Muslim women are taking up sports, and Tehran is setting an example.
|By Wren Walker |
Pagans who regularly engage in a sport know that the difference between sports psychology and magickal psychology is mainly in terminology only.
|By Patheos Team |
The early Christian church condemned Roman sport because it was easy virtue.