Ray Lewis ended his 17-year NFL career with his second Super Bowl ring on Sunday and made sure to let the world know that God had a hand in his career ending on a victorious note.
After Lewis and his team defeated the San Francisco 49ers in a 34-31 Super Bowl win, he took to the CBS podium to describe ending his career as a champion.
"It's simple: when God is for you, who can be against you?" Lewis said. more >>
The annual Super Bowl Breakfast will be held in New Orleans on Friday and, for the first time ever, will be made available to watch via webcast throughout the weekend.
The 26th annual event, which features appearances by some of the NFL's biggest names, is organized by Athletes in Action, a ministry of Cru. Tim Pitcher, director of communications for AIA, says the event highlights the integrity and character of certain NFL players and also serves as a faith-sharing opportunity.
"The Super Bowl breakfast is, for us, an evangelistic outreach that we use around the platform of the Super Bowl to reach people with the Gospel," said Pitcher. more >>
The Sandy Hook Elementary School choir of Newtown, Conn., composed of 26 children, will sing "America the Beautiful" during the pre-game show of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday in New Orleans.
The choir, which will be composed of 26 children to represent the 20 children and six adults killed as a result of the Sandy Hook mass shooting in December 2012, will be broadcast live as a part of CBS' pre-game show.
As NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to USA TODAY, the children and their families will fly down to New Orleans in the upcoming days to prepare for the performance, which will take place shortly before R&B singer Alicia Keys performs the national anthem. more >>
They came for the sports and left with inspiration, too.
More than a dozen professional athletes organized by The Rock Church in San Diego, Calif., put on an inspiring display of sporting prowess and faith for hundreds of youth who turned up for Superfest 2013.
Now in its third season, the annual event took place at the Point Loma Nazarene University's seaside campus on Jan. 26 in a charged atmosphere of running, jumping, basketball, football, tennis and a bunch of other sports, and left a lasting impression on the youth in attendance. more >>
As a prelude to this upcoming Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII game, gospel and contemporary Christian artists will gather in New Orleans on Friday to participate in the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, an NFL sanctioned musical event which marks its 14th year in 2013.
"We founded this event to bring even more power and celebration to one of the biggest events of the year – the Super Bowl," Melanie Few-Harrison, creator & producer of Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, recently told The Christian Post.
"Each year we aim to make the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration bigger than the last with artists and special guests from all backgrounds. Given the rich musical history and culture of New Orleans and a powerful line-up of talent, this year's concert will be sure to kick off Super Bowl Weekend," Few-Harrison added. more >>
Christian sports legends Bubba Watson, Tim Tebow, and Ben Crane gathered together Tuesday evening to attend a Bible study in Phoenix, Ariz., presumably near the TPC Scottsdale course where Watson and Crane are currently participating in the WM Phoenix Open.
Crane, who plays on the PGA tour, posted a picture of him with Tebow and Watson on his Twitter account, with a caption that read: "Fun bible study tonight! Hanging with Bubba Watson and Tim Tebow."
All three of these sports icons serve as outspoken voices in the Christian community. more >>