Archive for the 'National Football League' Category

Surprising Blessings

I grew up (and am still today) a Cleveland Browns fans—which may explain a lot about my emotional state. In any case, as a boy, my favorite player was Hall of Fame wide receiver Paul Warfield. His grace, elegance, speed, and skill on the field demanded double- and sometimes triple-coverage from defenses, creating opportunities for…

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When You Feel Alone

Cornerback may be the toughest position in all of professional football. It is not merely a matter of the skills needed or the challenges faced—it is because cornerbacks are so utterly exposed. Most of the time, NFL corners are asked to match up against the opposition’s best receivers, and to do so one-on-one. Sure, there…

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Why Do I Matter? Search for Significance Podcast


We’ve heard the questions many times, “What’s my purpose and why am I here?” On Sports Spectrum, we’ll examine how God’s Word answers those questions. We’ll also hear what former NFL player, Rich Garza’s, and former Olympic diver, Laura Wilkinson’s thoughts are on these questions. “Why Do I Matter? A Search for Significance” all coming…

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Why We’re Here

There are different kinds of sports figures—the athlete, the personality, the performer, the entertainer. Showing for the crowd may get you on Sportscenter, but it could hurt your team (penalties, etc.), it could cost you relationships with teammates, or it could hurt your reputation. When Barry Sanders played in the NFL, he scored many touchdowns, but…

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Walking by Faith Podcast


When you hear the challenge to “walk by faith,” what comes to mind? Maybe you think of spiritual activities like prayer, Scripture reading, and church attendance. But is there more to it than that? On Sports Spectrum, the team talks with former NFL wide-receiver, Tim Brown, as he shares his thoughts on what it means…

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Walking by Faith

When the Cleveland Browns opened their 2014 NFL season, they did so with a new head coach—Mike Pettine. In fact, they started this campaign with their third new head coach in the last three years. While that kind of instability can produce plenty of uncertainty and a sense of organizational disorientation, it also forces the…

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Domestic Violence

In recent days, several high-profile cases of domestic violence involving NFL players have dominated the sports media. Questions are being posed about a variety of things in these incidents, but, in the process, it seems as if the conversation has shifted to the specific personalities and details of these particular events—while shifting away from the…

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The Need For Heart

As the 2014 NFL season fully kicked into gear yesterday, filled with pomp and circumstance, the reminders were everywhere that the National Football League (like all professional sports) is a business. Every game’s commentary was peppered with conversations of union negotiations, new big money contracts, and more. The fact that sports is a business can…

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Defending Your Faith Podcast


The Bible calls us to always be ready to explain the hope we have in Christ. But how do we properly prepare for defending our faith? We’ll get some answers on Sports Spectrum, as we visit with Charleston Southern offensive coordinator, Gabe Giardina, and Arizona Cardinals broadcaster, Dave Pasch. Be sure to join us for…

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Defending the Faith

This weekend, the 2014 National Football League season kicks off; and the Seattle Seahawks have begun the defense of their Super Bowl crown with the season’s home opener last night against the Packers—which the Hawks won convincingly, 36-16. And it is very appropriate to think of it in terms of a title defense, for the…

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