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The Sports Section

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

Manning vs. Newton: A Contest of Attitudes

Manning vs. Newton: A Contest of Attitudes

Dr. Chip Roper

Beyond the contest on the field, this battle between Manning and Carolina's Cam Newton was also a contrast in attitudes.

Reflections on the Superbowl in an Age of Political Correctness

Reflections on the Superbowl in an Age of Political Correctness

Nancy French

Is Football Immoral? Perhaps you've seen the news, heard the chatter, or have decided for your own family.

People Complain That Halftime Show Promoted Homosexuality

People Complain That Halftime Show Promoted Homosexuality

Hemant Mehta

The Super Bowl halftime show ended with this colorful image reading "Believe in Love."

Cam Newton, the Super Bowl, and Racist Stereotypes

Cam Newton, the Super Bowl, and Racist Stereotypes

Adam Ericksen

We are the ones responsible for shattering the racist stereotypes that infect not just football, but all of American culture.

Super Bowl 50: God Has a Good Night

Super Bowl 50: God Has a Good Night

Kate O'Hare

There's no better use of celebrity than to exploit the platform it provides to help others.

The Quiet Faith of Peyton Manning

The Quiet Faith of Peyton Manning

Paul Asay

I'm rooting for Manning, "the Sheriff," to have one last glorious game that he can put in his back pocket and ride into the sunset with.

29 Bay Area Halal Eats for #SuperBowl50 Foodies

29 Bay Area Halal Eats for #SuperBowl50 Foodies

Irfan Rydhan

Here is a list of not only Halal, but well known seafood and vegetarian places which make the Bay Area one of the best places in the world for the Halal Eater.

The Super Bowl, Sex Trafficking, and Dispelling Misinformation

The Super Bowl, Sex Trafficking, and Dispelling Misinformation

Benjamin L. Corey

Is the Super Bowl Really the Largest Sex Trafficking Event in the World? Short answer. No.

Why Peyton Matters

Why Peyton Matters

Tod Worner

To Peyton Manning, if you ever read this and I hope you do, win or lose — you win.

Most Popular Stories

Sports and the Witch

Sports and the Witch

Thorn Mooney

Growing up, my relationship with athletics was mostly about trauma. Now, it's a key part of who I am.

3 Reasons Some Men Like Sports More Than Marriage

3 Reasons Some Men Like Sports More Than Marriage

Dave Willis

This is a phenomenon that is impacting MANY marriages so it's one I feel compelled to address specifically as it relates to men and sports.

When They Hate What You Love

When They Hate What You Love

Jason Mankey

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.

2015 Women's World Cup: Heroes Don't Get Paid Equally

2015 Women's World Cup: Heroes Don't Get Paid Equally

Jennifer D. Crumpton

Did you know that the winning Women's team is paid 40 times less than the losing men's team?

Being an Adaptive Athletic Supporter

Being an Adaptive Athletic Supporter

Rebecca Frech

They are an inspiration to me, even though I know from experience how tired they are of the word "inspiration."

Muslim Basketball Players Design Own Outfits

Muslim Basketball Players Design Own Outfits

Shireen

A community basketball team in Cedar-Riverside Minneapolis, consisting of young Somali girls, made the news recently.

Brotherhood Across Gridiron Lines

Brotherhood Across Gridiron Lines

Kate O'Hare

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.

Does Jesus Approve of Boxing?

Does Jesus Approve of Boxing?

Kyle Roberts

Is boxing is easily compatible with Christian faith? Probably not. But I'm pretty sure he would love the NFL, though.

A Public Ritual Gone Terribly Wrong

A Public Ritual Gone Terribly Wrong

Connor Wood

By convincing us that all of civil religion is summed up in a beer commercial, advertisers corner the market on public religious theater.

Regarding My Wife and Peyton Manning

Regarding My Wife and Peyton Manning

Tod Worner

I know, that if we had the opportunity to meet Peyton Manning, my wife would swoon. But, you know what? Who could blame her?

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