Where Are They Now Closeup: Former Lions kicker Jason Hanson discusses faith in post-NFL...

As an NFL kicker, Jason Hanson has heard the cheers after kicking a game-winning field goal. And he’s heard the boos after missing. “Yeah, there’s pressure,” Hanson says. Welcome to Hanson’s world. And no one wearing a Detroit Lions uniform did it better. Or longer...

Where Are They Now Closeup: Hall of Famer Jackie Slater waited on God’s timing...

Jackie Slater coaches with the same intensity that helped him become a Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle. In practice, he constantly barks instructions to Azusa Pacific University’s offensive linemen, holding them to the...

NFL Closeup: Thirteen-year veteran Charles Tillman counts servanthood as most important accomplishment

Charles Tillman has been to a Super Bowl, been named to the All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams, earned a master’s degree, and won the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Now the 13-year...

Airing It Out: How Important?

I am reading a book by A.W. Tozer titled, The Purpose of Man, and, although I know how important our relationship with God is, I don’t think I live like it at times...

Fall 2015 DigiMag now available for online viewing

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Devotional of the Week: Learning through Discouragement

“Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews...And the hand of the...
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Video of the Week: Rocket Ismail discusses his conversion from Islam to Christianity (by...

  Former professional football player "Rocket" Ismail discusses his conversion from Islam to Christianity with Game Plan For Life. Click HERE to watch more videos and testimonies from Game Plan For Life.

In The News Closeup: Hall of Famer Tim Brown opens up about faith and...

As Tim Brown told the story of his journey during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Aug. 8, he mentioned a traumatic moment when he was six months old...

Unpackin’ It: A conversation with Jarrett Payton, son of late Hall of Famer Walter...

Jarrett Payton is the son of the late Hall of Famer, Walter Payton (both are featured above). Jarrett is also a radio host, businessman, philanthropist, motivational speaker, a former NFL and CFL running back, and a devoted husband and father. He and his wife, Trisha, are the co-founders of the Jarrett Payton Foundation. He can also be seen as the co-host of Sports Feed on CLTV Chicago. Learn more at jarrettpayton.com. Listen to the entire interview HERE...

Devotional of the Week: Playing with Intention

One thing I’ve learned while living in the professional sports culture is, in general, sports are performance-based activities. Fans tend to flock to the players who perform well, but are quick to disapprove of any player who doesn’t perform up to their expectations...

Veteran Counsel: Four-time Pro Bowler Matthew Slater is admired for work ethic, wisdom

In the glorious moments of championship celebration, athletes commonly lift an index finger over their head and point toward the sky. Their preceding months—their entire careers even—were dedicated to the pursuit of this one thing...

Another Angle: Does God Care Who Wins?

After the Green Bay Packers 27-17 victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 of the NFL, quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ post-game comments made headlines across the country. When asked about the win, Rodgers responded, “And then getting help from God. I think God was a Packer fan tonight, so He was taking care of us...”

In The News Closeup: Caleb Castille’s unorthodox journey to acting

Caleb Castille was playing football, following in the footsteps of his father and older brothers...

Devotional of the Week: Game Changer

I traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2010 to watch my No. 2 Auburn Tigers take on the No. 11 Alabama Crimson Tide in what turned out to be one of the greatest comeback games I’ve ever seen...

Fall 2015 print magazine now available for online viewing

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Airing It Out: Our Responsibility?

How much is a coach culpable for the right or wrong actions of his players? In today’s society, you would think he’s just as responsible or more responsible for their actions. I would argue that he’s not responsible for everything, and maybe not anything, but hear me out before throwing any stones...

A Gracious Manager: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has impacted St. Louis beyond the diamond

It was early May and, although the Major League Baseball season was barely a month old, the St. Louis Cardinals were running roughshod over the rest of the league, jumping out to a 21-7 record as they flew into Pittsburgh to play the scrappy Pirates. The Cards took the first game but dropped the next two, falling to 22-9 on the season...

Five faith-based quotes from current NFL quarterbacks

Here are five faith-based quotes from current quarterbacks in the NFL: Derek Carr, Tony Romo, Matt Hasselbeck, Andy Dalton, and Josh McCown...

Touring Together: Inside Bubba Watson and caddy Ted Scott’s unique relationship

On the PGA Tour, a player’s caddy is there to help, guide, encourage and lead him in the proper direction...

Sylvia’s Song: UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell’s fight with leukemia

Fifteen years ago, Sylvia Hatchell and her husband, Sammy, nailed a sign to the big oak tree next to the blueberry patch on their 200-acre property in the mountains of Asheville, N.C. The sign read...

Five quotes from current coaches in college football

"I think everybody has a belief system. Everybody believes in something and so whatever you believe in whatever you have faith in shapes you period. What kind of a husband you are, what kind...

From The Archives: Guided Star

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has become a model of stability, security and super-sized plays. But to achieve his many NFL honors and to earn the respect of teammates and fans, Witten had to overcome unbelievable odds as a neglected child to become a true champion on and off the field...

Survivor, A Faith Tested: University of Washington forward Katie Collier’s inspiring heart, joy

Maybe even more surprising than the news—Katie Collier had a rare form of Leukemia—was her reaction. She could still smile. Despite the heartache...

Youth Movement: Cameron Tringale, Chesson Hadley are beacon of light among PGA Tour youth

Young, rich, handsome and Christian. That’s the formula for many on the PGA Tour these days, but for Cameron Tringale and Chesson Hadley, they’ve found that their faith in God and their association with ministry partner College Golf Fellowship equals more than any on-course achievement can ever bring...

Devotional of the Week: The Pleasure Of Pleasing God

Some of you may recall the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire, which told the true story of British track and field athletes preparing for the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s incredible as evidenced by it being nominated for seven Academy Awards and winning four...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 2)

SERIES: DISTINXION, LESSONS FROM THE HARDWOOD Monday “…whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 10)

(Last issue also included some devotionals based on Jeremiah 2, but these devotionals will touch on different verses. Since this is the Lord’s decree against His people, there is much to be learned from...