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 >>
Baltimore Ravens linebacker and committed Christian Ray Lewis has been able to reach more people in one game than many preachers have been able to their entire lives, his pastor and close friend, Dr. Jamal Bryant of the Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Md., told The Christian Post.
Although Lewis' Christian faith may be news to some, he has always been religious. Relatives who recently spoke with Yahoo! Sports reporter Eric Adelson said Lewis' grandmother, considered the "backbone" of his family, had always encouraged the 37-year-old Super Bowl XXXV MVP as a young boy to read the Bible and attend church.
"Lewis is known now for his preaching, but he was a junior deacon as a child. He could recite verse at age 4," Adelson learned from Lewis' family. more >>
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers quarterback who is gearing up for his first Super Bowl appearance, is not afraid to admit that God has a part to play in his upcoming championship game.
Kaepernick, 25, will be the fourth quarterback in NFL history to start in a Super Bowl game during his second NFL season. When speaking to the press during media day on Tuesday, Kaepernick brought up a subject that NFL fans have been no stranger to- his faith.
The Christian QB bears a tattoo of Psalm 18:39 on his throwing shoulder that reads, "You arm me with strength for battle." He the press that his faith has prepared him for the pressure of the competition that he is gearing up for on Sunday. more >>
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, and 27 percent of Americans believe God will play a role in the big game, according to a study released Tuesday by the Public Religion Research Institute.
"In an era where professional sports are driven by dollars and statistics, significant numbers of Americans see a divine hand at play," said Robert P. Jones, CEO of PRRI, in a statement. "Roughly 3-in-10 Americans believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins, and a majority (53 percent) believe that God rewards faithful athletes."