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'It Couldn't Happen Among Christians!'
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 8:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Catherine Woodiwiss Even after the Ray Rice video, churches are in denial about sexual violence.  WHEN IT COM ...

Why the NFL Is Better for Women than the U.S. Senate
Originally Posted: 10/03/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

Maybe the only reason [Goodell is] attempting to implement changes is because of public pressure, the loss of public sponsorship, and the fact that his job is on the line. But at least Goodell cares enough abo ...

A Legacy of Praying Women
Originally Posted: 10/01/2014 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

Change is going to come, but not through politics, or legislation, nor the occasional controversy, like the firestorm that recently brewed in the NFL. Change comes through a collective value, a collective visi ...

It’s About More Than Football
Originally Posted: 09/17/2014 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

This epidemic is about so much more than Goodell, whose lack of leadership is typical in professional sports. It’s about more than one team, one league, or sports in general. When ...

Miss America, the NFL, and Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 8:41am | Type: Blog

Sunday night, 23-year old Kira Kazantsev proved two things when she was crowned Miss America for 2015. First, she can make a nationally television audience “happy” by using only a red plastic cup. Second, dome ...

Weekly Wrap 7.4.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 7.4.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1. Afghan Taliban Bans Polio Vaccination Teams "Afghanistan is one of just three countries, along w ...

What the NFL Doesn’t Want You to Think About
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

“Redskins.” The name of Washington, D.C.’s football team is a racial slur, a racist epithet. The U.S. trademark office agrees; so does the dictionary. “Redskins.” The name of Was ...

How a Gay Football Player Could Help Redeem the Church
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

Michael Sam is the right person to be in the spotlight not just for promoting gay rights, but because, when it comes to a sense of identity, he is a good model for the church to follow. ...

Fans Rely on God, Rituals to Boost Favorite Team
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Most Americans don’t think God or the devil will be picking the NFL playoff winners this weekend or any other sports champions. Most Americans don’t think God or the devil will b ...

D.C. Clergy Join Push to 'Change the Mascot'
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

The Oneida Indian Nation’s campaign against the Washington pro football club’s team name picked up new supporters this week when more than two dozen clergy in the Washington region committed to taking the figh ...

First Official Sojourners Fantasy Football Guide
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

You know it is football season when the office starts grumbling about the offensive name of the local football team, or when co-workers start asking, "What ever happened to Tim Tebow?" ...

Tim Tebow Brings a Little Goodness to Gotham
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

Now that Quarterback Tim Tebow has been traded to the Jets, New Jersey is about to experience a dose of wholesomeness it hasn't seen since milk trucks stopped delivering to your door. ...

Is Tim Tebow on God's Fantasy Football Team?
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 9:25am | Type: Blog

If Tebow and I (and his pastor) are reading the same Gospel, every player in the NFL is on God’s team. Not just Tebow. Not just the ones who pray or express their faith as openly as he does. ...