• Third issue of the summer NOW AVAILABLE

    By Sports Spectrum

    Our third issue of the summer is now available for online viewing. Log in HERE to view. We release two digital issues between each print issue, totaling 12 issues a year and three issues per season. To receive 12 issues of Sports Spectrum magazine, subscribe HERE.

    This issue includes exclusive feature stories on Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin and his unorthodox journey to Major League Soccer, and Baylor University head football coach Art Briles and his journey of God-discovery in the midst of tragedy and despair. Our closeups include 30-year anniversary stories on former LPGA star Betsy King and former NFL player Rosey Grier. In our editorials, columnists Brett Honeycutt, Stephen Copeland and Bryce Johnson address a variety of issues.

  • Finding Strength In The Lord

    By Brett Honeycutt

    Clint Dempsey was in kindergarten when he discovered that he loved soccer. The exhilaration of scoring goals was exactly what he needed to deepen his love for a game that has taken him all over the world and allowed him to play at soccer’s highest level in Europe and in the United States…

  • Life In The Fast Lane

    By Brett Honeycutt

    Peace eluded reigning Olympic and world 100-meter track champion even after she became a Christian, but now she has a “living faith” that keeps her grounded despite her wealth and

  • Special 2014 World Cup issue now available

    By Sports Spectrum

    This issue is Sports Spectrum’s largest undertaking and likely our most important edition since the magazine began in 1985. Not because of the amount of stories we are giving you, our readers, about athletes playing the world’s most watched, and arguably the most popular sport, but because of the potential impact this issue can have on others around the world.

    That potential impact is made possible because the 2014 World Cup issue is being produced in 14 languages and will be used by ministries all over the world during the World Cup — through the internet, via mobile devices and also on the ground as the World Cup is being played…

  • Devotional of the Week — The Fourth Soil

    By Stanley Tucker

    In 2004 Bill Self left Illinois as head basketball coach and went to Kansas. He later won a national title in 2008. Illinois then hired Bruce Weber, former coach at Southern Illinois University, to replace Self. Since Self stressed offense and Weber stressed defense, the first year was difficult for the returning players, adjusting to a new coach and new coaching style…

  • From the Archives — New York Times

    By Sports Spectrum

    Familiar words to a Frank Sinatra song became reality for Joe and Kim Girardi on a November day in 1996. After three years behind the plate for the Colorado Rockies, Girardi left the Mile-High City in a trade that sent him east to don the Yankee pinstripes. The Girardis had no idea what was ahead, but with excitement and a bit of anxiety they changed the message on their answering machine to greet callers with, “It’s up to you, New York, New York.”

    “I was in a comfort zone in Colorado,” says Girardi. “Getting traded was a faith-builder, and as the season progressed I began to see what God was doing in our lives.”

    This archived story was published in the May 1997 issue of Sports Spectrum magazine. Click here to read the rest of the story

  • Devotional of the Week — Impact Through Defeat

    By Brett Honeycutt

    Different isn’t always easy.

    Remember the Jamaican bobsled team in the 1988 Calgary Olympics? Seems like an oxymoron, right? Jamaican bobsled?

    To cement their involvement in the Olympics, a movie, Cool Runnings, was made about their exploits. The foursome of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White and Nelson Stokes…

  • Video of the Week — The Olympic mindset of David Wise

    By Sports Spectrum

  • Xtreme Wisedom

    By Sports Spectrum

    David Wise stood on deck at the top of the superpipe in Aspen, Colo. Before him stretched the perfectly groomed ice and snow tube carved 567 feet long into the mountainside. As he mentally prepared, Wise watched competitor Justin Dorey smash into the lip in what ESPN called “one of the gnarliest crashes in years.” (Thankfully, Dorey walked away with only an injured shoulder.) It wasn’t the kind of precursor you want before beginning your own high-speed attempt at defying gravity in a giant geographic playground…

  • Sports Spectrum Global produces Russian magazine for Winter Olympics

    By Sports Spectrum

    Thanks to your help, Sports Spectrum Global recently produced its second Christian sports magazine for Russia. Our friends in Russia are distributing the magazine through our digital platform, social media, street evangelism through trading cards, and through the local church. This magazine was created specifically as a tool for sports ministers to use in Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

    We are building other international magazines, as well, including a special World Cup magazine that will be used in Brazil and translated for other countries.

    Click here to view SS Global’s first Russia issue.

    Click here to view SS Global’s second Russia issue.

    Click here to learn more about Sports Spectrum Global.

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