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Public Show of Prayer in NFL Goes VIRAL!

On September 17, the Denver Broncos faced the Kansas City Chiefs in yet another installment of the historic NFL rivalry. Late in the fourth quarter, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning led his team on a game-tying 80-yard touchdown drive. Then, the Denver defense picked up a Chiefs fumble and returned it for the game-winning score. But…

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Football Coach Under Fire For Post-Game Prayer

As Christian coaches and athletes are becoming more open about their faith, this is also opening them up to more attacks from those who believe public expressions are, in some situations, unconstitutional. This seems to be the case with Bremerton (WA) High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy. For years, he has been going to…

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Rival Teams Unite Behind Woodlawn’s Message of Reconciliation

In the upcoming Erwin Brothers film WOODLAWN, two rival football teams come together under the banner of Christ and help bring reconciliation and healing to an entire city. With that same spirit of unity, two Indianapolis high school football teams met in an unusual location and for an incredibly inspiring purpose. On August 17th, Lawrence…

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Church Draws Ire from School Board after Mass Baptisms on Football Field. Will They Be Punished for Their Faith?

In the upcoming Erwin Brothers film WOODLAWN, a high school football team comes under fire for its corporate expressions of worship such as reciting the Lord’s Prayer before games and gathering at FCA sponsored Bible studies. Yet again, it seems that life is imitating art. Last month. Kevin Williams, pastor at First Baptist Church in…

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Could football Chaplains be outlawed?! An atheist group wants to do just THAT!

In the upcoming Erwin Brothers film Woodlawn, a high school football team experiences a spiritual transformation and helps spark a revival throughout Birmingham, Alabama. But not everyone is excited about the change. The school board takes issue with the presence of a team chaplain and its association with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). In…

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