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Stephen Copeland

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Stephen Copeland is a staff writer and columnist at Sports Spectrum magazine. Follow him on Twitter-@steve_copeland or email him at stephen.copeland@sportsspectrum.com.

"Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, 'Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.' So he...

Dear Papaw, We were never ones to have serious conversations, were we? We liked arguing about sports and giving each other a hard time. We were expert jokesters and pranksters. You’d kid with me that I couldn’t possibly be a diehard Indiana Hoosier fan because I was born in Kentucky—my deepest, darkest secret...

Sitting in a Target parking lot near Clearview Mall in New Orleans, Benjamin Watson opened the Notes app on his phone and wrote something that would end up touching America...

The NFL has all kinds of stories about backup quarterbacks patiently waiting to be named the starter of the team. Aaron Rodgers waited behind Brett Favre. Nick Foles waited behind Michael Vick. Tom Brady waited behind Drew Bledsoe. While they waited, they continued to work hard and perfect their craft, knowing that if they were ever given their opportunity, they would be fully prepared...

Fourth-year star cornerback Prince Amukamara is a prince for several reasons. First, “Prince” really is his name—it’s not an overconfident moniker he adopted. Second, Amukamara really is a prince...

The first time I saw Paraguayan missionary Norberto Kurrle was two years ago on a video screen. I was sitting in the back of an amphitheater at a church service in Roanoke, Va., when a video cued featuring Norberto and his newly adopted two-year old daughter, Anahi, sitting on his lap...

"Are you ever afraid, Ben?” the reporter asks. He doesn’t answer right away. How could he not be afraid? What would it be like to have...

I tried to enter complete solitude. It was a Saturday morning, and I had just finished a cup of coffee—my third, I think. I walked...

Rashad Jennings sits inside his New Jersey home across the Hudson River. Two days before, he rushed for a career-high 176 yards in the New York Giants’ 30-17 victory against the Houston Texans in Week 3. He dedicated the game to his father, Albert Jennings, a double amputee who lost his legs to diabetes. Jennings looks down at his blank piece of paper, silent and reflective. Here he is, the starting running back for the New York Giants, in the biggest city in the country...

“I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy.” Psalm 43:4 For a long time, I think I believed that the...

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