A Kentucky congregation is taking on an unconventional approach to community outreach by building a recreational facility, with hopes to attract gym members that eventually become churchgoers.
Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church in Midway, Ky. is currently building The CROSS Center, which stands for Christian Recreation Outreach Strengthening Souls, on their church grounds where pastor Todd Lester believes people will be able to strengthen their body, mind and soul.
Quintin Demps is not your average NFL player, he is also the creator of the Purpose By Faith record label who hopes to use the platform to inspire others and make dreams come true.
The Kansas City Chiefs safety, 28, is on fire for Jesus, which has inspired him to re-ignite his passion for music by creating his independent record label. While the 2014 NFL regular season will not begin until next September, Demps is manning a different type of competition off of the football field in an attempt to combine his passion for music and faith.
The football player, who moonlights as rapper and writer "Q," has opened up a talent competition for singers who are interested in being featured on his upcoming album, which is slated for a Summer 2014 release. Demps is challenging serious singers who are passionate about faith-based music to submit 15-second video clips showcasing their abilities to his Instagram, Facebook or Twitter accounts. more >>
A University of Connecticut assistant football coach who previously made waves for saying "Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle" has resigned for personal reasons purportedly unrelated to the controversy regarding his comments.
Ernest Jones, who served as the running backs coach and director of player engagement for the University of Connecticut football team, resigned from his post just two months after being hired. Both he and newly hired head coach Bob Diaco previously served at the Catholic university of Notre Dame.
"Ernest has resigned his position effective immediately here at the university after deep introspection and reflection," Diaco said in a statement Monday, according to The Hartford Courant. "And it is entirely family and personally related." more >>
Before hitting the bobsled track on Tuesday for her Winter Olympics debut, Lolo Jones praised God on Facebook and shared a Bible verse to her nearly 300,000 followers.
Jones also made a nod to her bobsled teammate: "I am honored to race with you... Jaz, I know how hard you worked to get here. I've celebrated with you when we both won bobsled medal together and I've also shared your frustration when we didn't. I can't wait to go in this battle with you," wrote Jones on Monday, a day before she and her teammate were set to compete in the Winter Olympics for the first time.
Jones, who currently sits in 11th place with Fenlator after the first two rounds of competition ended on Tuesday, said that she believed that regardless of the outcome "God has already answered our prayers." more >>
Derek Jeter, current team captain of the New York Yankees, has been receiving an outpouring of support from fans and fellow athletes after he announced his plans for retirement from baseball on Wednesday.
One compliment that has especially resonated with the Yankees fan base came from Albert Pujols, first baseman for the Anaheim Angels, who told the Los Angeles Times in a recent interview that Jeter is comparable to Jesus.
"On and off the field, he's the way you want your kids to grow up. Only Jesus is perfect, but he's pretty close to that guy," Pujols said of the star athlete. more >>
One thing you never hear in an American household is, "Honey, hurry in here, the luge is about to start." Luge is a "sport" where two men push a sled and then just let gravity take over.
I have long been an advocate of postponing the Winter Olympics eight years just to see if anyone noticed. Let's face it -- some sports are just too white. Take curling. Curling is not a sport; it is a drinking game. The winners should get free appetizers and drinks, not medals.
It is not that I want to see the U.S. in a position where we can lose to Iceland. It's just that Winter Olympic "sports" seem so unnecessary. No doubt there are some good athletes, but the whole spectacle reminds me of what Winston Churchill said when he had to watch trained circus dogs walk on their hind legs: "It's not that they don't do it well, it is that they do it at all." more >>