• NEW summer print magazine available for viewing

    By Sports Spectrum

    Want to view your magazine digitally before it arrives in your mailbox? Our summer print magazine and second DigiMag of the summer is now available for viewing. This issue includes exclusive feature stories on New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown, Jamaican track star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and alternative rock band Switchfoot.

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  • Beyond The Field

    By Jenna Sampson

    Chargers’ wide receiver Vincent Brown is anything but your typical NFL player. Off the field, the down-to-earth Upland, California, native is at home in jeans and Converse playing the drums with the energy of a teenager! On the field, the fourth year player is one of quarterback Philip Rivers’ top targets. During the 2013 season, Brown played a pivotal role in helping San Diego reach the playoffs, pulling down 41 receptions for 472 yards. The Bolts didn’t advance past the third game of the playoffs, but for Brown, the entire experience was thrilling. The season served as a huge comeback year after limited playing time his rookie year in 2011 because of a hamstring injury—and then suffering a broken ankle during the 2012 preseason. “God really got my attention [with the ankle],” shares the 25-year-old. “Taking away football shifted my thinking to put me on the right track—that football is Read More

  • 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… Continue reading

  • 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 recent success on the track. Pryce, Jamaica’s two-time Olympic gold medalist (100 meters, 2012 and 2008), five-time World outdoor track champion (2009, 2013 in various events) and 2014 World indoor track champion (60 meters), is running on the track and field circuit all over the world this summer. Despite her hectic schedule and long stretches away from her home in Kingston, Jamaica, she makes it a priority to spend time with God every chance she gets. “One thing I carry with me is my Daily Bread everywhere I go,” says Fraser-Pryce. “On my phone is my Bible. I have plans on my phone, and it gives me a reminder every day to read my Bible. When I’m in Italy, I Read More

  • NEW Summer DigiMag now available for viewing

    By Sports Spectrum

    What happens when Sports Spectrum rides bikes with Switchfoot? Or how about when a biker tries to attain his Motocross dreams despite only having one arm? Or how about when a golf coach locks his keys in his car before the biggest golf tournament of the season?

    Our first DigiMag of the summer is now available for viewing. This issue has exclusive feature stories on alternative rock band Switchfoot and Motocross rider Jason Griffin, and a new column from staff writer Stephen Copeland. We also have several closeups and content from the K-LOVE Fan Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, including a Q&A with Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn.

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  • 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… Continue reading

  • 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… Continue reading

  • 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.”

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  • 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… Continue reading

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

    By Sports Spectrum

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