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.
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A victory for secular values, and a defeat for anti-gay religious conservatives.
Jean Yih Kingston
Aly Raisman won the gold in the floor exercise at the London Olympics. Here she is practicing for Rio.
The tall and thin but strong Swede finally golfed his ball to victory for his first major championship win.
Contestant Sean Bryan, the "Papal Ninja," talks about faith, athletics, the Church, and his favorite saint.
An identifying feature of Sumo is that each bout starts with a ritual—and I'm not talking about tossing out a 'ceremonial' first pitch, but an actual religious ceremony.
Pat Summitt, legendary coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team, passed away last night at 64 years of age.
Sean Bryan competes wearing the yellow-and-white of the Vatican flag, with "Papal Ninja" on his chest.
The Olympic games in Brazil start in about seven weeks. The state government that includes Rio de Janeiro has declared a "financial disaster."
OK, you hockey pucks and Canucks out there, each of you gets one reason why hockey is better than baseball.
Fallon Fox is a man who has transitioned into being a woman. He, now called she, competes in women's mixed martial arts.
Most Popular Stories
Ali carried this protest in the ring and outside of it.
There's something magical about Opening Day and the early games in April when everyone still has hope.
Watch random men read some of the slew of horrible tweets regularly lobbed at these female sports journalists.
For Mike Banks, lacrosse wasn't just an enjoyable pursuit, but a life-saving one.
I have been pondering a question in the back of my mind: As a believer should I root for an athlete who doesn't believe and behave as I do?
Jane the Actuary
The U.S. women's team is citing wage discrimination after receiving about a quarter of what the men's team was paid.
D. G. Hart
Evangelicals have several additional teams for which to root.
On Sunday, Beyoncé took to the main stage of American pop culture, the Super Bowl, and delivered a politically charged message to the United States.
We are the ones responsible for shattering the racist stereotypes that infect not just football, but all of American culture.
Growing up, my relationship with athletics was mostly about trauma. Now, it's a key part of who I am.