Daily Devotional – Monday April 24, 2017

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” - Luke 15:7 Time To...

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 2)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past Winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the Vaqueros Union Laguna club...

NEW PODCAST: Former LSU Goalkeeper and NY Times Bestselling Author Mo Isom

Mo Isom's story is one that you will not soon forget. She is wife, a mother, a speaker and the author of the New York Times Bestseller "WRECK MY LIFE: Journeying from Broken to...

Daily Devotional – Friday April 21, 2017

“…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 (KJV) No Dunks Allowed The 2013 NBA Finals provided one of the most profound defensive plays...

Youth Ministry Helping Kids in Inner City Camden, NJ

One of the goals of the new Sports Spectrum is to highlight local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature UrbanPromise as told by their founder and president, Bruce Main ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “I was pretty suspicious...

Throwback Thursday: May/June 1992, David Robinson

Read in-depth about David Robinson's faith journey during his basketball career in this 1992 Sports Spectrum article. Often considered one of the greatest centers in collegiate and NBA history, "The Admiral" started to take...

Daily Devotional – Thursday April 20, 2017

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9 Harvest Time During the 2007 baseball season, starting pitcher...

The Aaron Hernandez Tragedy Did Not Have To End This Way

It Didn't Have to End This Way by Daniel Matthews “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and...
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Increase Story of the Week: Chris Davis

Everyone makes mistakes, but it can be especially damaging when a pro athlete slips up. Watch how Chris Davis learned firsthand about the power of God's forgiveness after his own professional blunder.

Daily Devotional – Wednesday April 19, 2017

"And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” - 2 Timothy 2:5 Obey the Rules On April 21, 1980, Cuban-American runner Rosie Ruiz completed the Boston Marathon with...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday April 18, 2017

“I say, ‘You are “gods;” you are all children of the Most High. But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.’ Rise up, O God, and judge the earth,...

Daily Devotional – Monday April 17, 2017

“But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in...

Daily Devotional – Sunday April 16, 2017

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come...

NEW PODCAST: Former NFL Defensive Back Derwin Gray

Derwin Gray is a former defensive back, who played 5 seasons in the NFL with the Colts and Panthers. He's also the Pastor of Transformation Church near Charlotte, North Carolina. In this episode, Derwin shares...

Daily Devotional – Friday April 14, 2017

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” John 15:4 NASCAR Trinity – Part...

The Faith That Drives Eagles Carson Wentz

An Audience of One: The faith that drives Carson Wentz by Cody Benjamin It’s February 2015 in Fargo, North Dakota. Tucked inside a local IHOP, momentarily shielded from the brisk Midwestern air and inevitably closer to the...

Throwback Thursday: December 1994, Steve Stenstrom

Twenty-two years ago, in the age of cut-off T-shirts and a senior Bush presidency, Steve Stenstrom was one more NFL hopeful. As a record-breaking starting quarterback for Stanford, Stenstrom became best friends with Stanford...

Daily Devotional – Thursday April 13, 2017

“For apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5. How’s Your Grip? Every year for decades, the great Jack Nicklaus would begin his golf season by starting over. Imagine, Nicklaus, arguably the greatest professional golfer...

Liberty Wrestler Proposes To Girlfriend Minutes After Winning National Title

There are moments in your life that you never forget. For Liberty wrestler Josh Ferenczy, he had two of those in the span of a few minutes. Last month, Josh, competing as the top ranked wrestler,...
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Increase Story of the Week: Trent Dilfer

As we commemorate Good Friday, Trent Dilfer's story reminds us of the wrenching pain of losing a child. In his Increase Story, Trent shares how the loss of his own son shed new light...

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 1)

Ethan Chapman's dream was to make it to the Major Leagues. A native of Upland, California, Ethan attended Cal State San Bernardino, where he set the school's single season record with 60 runs as...

Daily Devotion – Wednesday April 12, 2017

“The fields are already ripe for harvest.” — John 4:35 The Unreached In this conversation, Jesus begins to speak to the heart of a woman who had been hurting and looking for love and acceptance in...

Rockies Pitcher To Help Disadvantaged Children By Donating Hair

Jon Gray was the third player selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 2013 MLB Draft. Gray has since moved up through the ranks, making his debut in Denver in August of 2015. This...

Daily Devotion – Tuesday April 11, 2017

“Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.” — Proverbs 27:5-6 Precious Wounds These Proverbs speak of the need...

Texas Pastor Says High School Football Teammate Brought Him To Jesus

Before he became the pastor of The Village Church, Matt Chandler played High School Football in Texas. He wasn't the best player on the team, in fact, he characterized himself as "not very good." But...

Garcia/Rose Show Amazing Display of Sportsmanship at Masters

On Sunday, the Masters gave us one of the most dramatic finishes in the history of the legendary golf tournament. Sergio Garcia broke his drought of never winning a major and captured the hearts...

Daily Devotional – Monday April 10, 2017

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness and into His wonderful light.” - 1...

Tim Tebow Homers for Second Time in 3 Games

Tim Tebow is making believers of people who laughed at the idea that he could be successful as a professional baseball player. Tebow, playing in his third professional baseball game with the New York Mets'...

NEW PODCAST: Pastor Matt Chandler and Former NFL QB Matt Hasselbeck

Matt Chandler is the Pastor of THE VILLAGE CHURCH in Flower Mound, Texas. Matt Hasselbeck played 17 seasons in the NFL as a quarterback with the Packers, Seahawks, Titans and Colts. In Episode 2 of the...

Daily Devotional – Friday April 7, 2017

“Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the...