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July 23, 2014
La Nación on soccer and Protestantism in Brazil
Sitting in my "guilt file" of stories I should be covering -- but have not...
July 14, 2014
Cruz bounces back, with the help of family and, maybe, faith
There is a reason sports fans see so many media images of professional athletes wearing...
July 09, 2014
Brazil’s faith in football: What happens after the apocalypse?
If you know anything about the sport the world calls "football," then you know that...
July 02, 2014
ESPN features pastor who loves umpires, hates baseball
Pastor Dean Esskew is provides a religious outlet for professional baseball umpires. pic.twitter.com/uUEAZ2kadR— [...
July 02, 2014
Yo WPost: Tim Howard saves, but he says with God’s help
I have decided to yield to the inevitable. This morning's digital Religion News Service newsletter...
June 27, 2014
ESPN offers faith-free version of Isaiah Austin’s testimony
If you care about what is happening in modern, multi-platform journalism then you have to...
June 05, 2014
Church to boycott Redskins? Not enough to fill a stadium
The Washington Redskins are changing their name because of its negative connotations, a friend posted...
May 25, 2014
Short 30 for 30 slam dunk that gets the faith angle just right
You have to be a pretty intense hoops fan to remember many of the details...
May 17, 2014
About that prophetic USA Today story grilling Mark Jackson
It's time for a quick trip into my very large folder of GetReligion guilt, that...
May 08, 2014
Why it’s no surprise the LA Clippers have a Jewish owner
A long, long time ago -- pre-Internet for me -- I wrote an "On Religion"...
May 07, 2014
NBA MVP Kevin Durant thanks God, but media fail to notice
I am not a big NBA fan, although I did attend Monday night's Oklahoma City...
May 04, 2014
Getting faith into SI story of patient D-League hoops star
Once again, I realize that the world of GetReligion readers seems to contain a stunningly...
April 05, 2014
Final Four ghosts in long story on Kentucky’s Julius Randle
While in Arlington, Texas, on Monday for my beloved Rangers' season opener at the newly...
March 31, 2014
Another vague WPost story on Stephen Strasburg’s soul
Once again, spring has arrived here in the land of the two Beltways -- after...
March 19, 2014
Just another generic do-gooder on a Baltimore pro team
At this point, I have just about decided that the editors of The Baltimore Sun...
March 07, 2014
What can we make of the prayers of Oscar Pistorius?
When it comes to famous Bible passages, even those favored by athletes, 1 Corinthians 9:...
March 01, 2014
Half-naked dancers and public prayers in Oklahoma City
"Gonna wear my Thunderwear in Times Square." My friend Randy Roper, the preaching minister for my...
February 17, 2014
Tears and prayers on camera: Did NBC want the full Oprah?
Anyone who has watched television coverage of tense, painful events has seen it happen. This...
February 07, 2014
Pod people: Russell Wilson, ghosts, 10 years of GetReligion
Let's do this one backwards. In a perfect world, the easy way to do mainstream...
February 02, 2014
ESPN spots a ghost in the Seattle-Russell Wilson lovefest
Some GetReligion readers may have noticed that there is a big football game later today....
January 30, 2014
Scoring spiritual points before Super Bowl Sunday
Every year about this time, we face a blitz of profile stories of coaches, athletes,...
January 21, 2014
Religion ghost haunts Dodgers’ $215 million ace
In an Associated Press story about his new, $215 million contract, Los Angeles Dodgers ace...
January 18, 2014
Pod People: Prayer’s place in science, sports and submission
Where is Jahi McMath, and what is the latest installment of her story? I'm glad...
January 17, 2014
No ghosts in this SI look at Wooden, Alcindor/Abdul Jabbar
Week after week, month after month, year after year, I write GetReligion posts in which...
January 12, 2014
Concerning that strange, lost Sports Illustrated Tebow epic
We are running out of football Sundays in this National Football League season, so I...
January 05, 2014
Grantland gets the ghosts in the Baylor football saga
Regular readers will know that I have been arguing, for quite some time now, that...
December 22, 2013
There’s that Baltimore Ravens faith ghost — again
The Baltimore Ravens have been playing some really, really wild football games in recent weeks,...
December 08, 2013
Baylor’s Art Briles: Diehard Texan and what else?
Try to imagine national-level journalists writing about how a coach does or does not fit...
November 08, 2013
That holy ghost in Baylor head coach’s guilt and grief
Right now, Baylor University coach Art Briles is one of the hottest leaders in college...
October 20, 2013
The return of Baylor football, minus all that Baptist stuff
Way back when I was in college, soon after the cooling of the earth's crust,...
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