Category Archives: Sports

Omaha! Montana pastor calls audible; bolts Sunday service for NFL playoffs

If Rev. Tim Christensen wanted to create a viral sensation from the pulpit with his Sunday sermon, he succeeded. Head pastor at Gold Hill Lutheran Church in Butte, Mont., Christensen is also a huge San Francisco 49ers fan. And the … Continue reading

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More than 60 clergy weigh in on Washington Redskins name controversy

Here’s one I’ve been meaning to catch up on and it involved the clergy and the world of sports. More than 60 clergy members have signed a letter to the NFL and Washington team owner Dan Snyder calling for D.C.’s … Continue reading

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St. Patrick selling tickets for an all-expenses paid trip to see Penn State in Dublin

When Terry Mahoney was looking for an idea to raise funds for St. Patrick Catholic Church in York, she leaned on her 32 years as a development director. She came up with a unique trip of a lifetime. The church … Continue reading

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NY Giants’ Prince Amukamura: Christianity is more important than sex/drugs

New York Giants third-year cornerback Prince Amukamura has had a rough transition to the NFL. I was never totally sure why, but he didn’t seem to click with his teammates. He’s had some difficulty staying healthy, which is sometimes an … Continue reading

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Darryl Strawberry: once the toast of New York; now a small-town pastor

Baseball has been in the spotlight for a few days now with the All-Star break upon us. Last night’s game was a ode to Mariano Rivera, a brilliant player and a better man. In 19 years with the New York … Continue reading

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How Kathrine Switzer became a hero for running the Boston Marathon

In the aftermath of Monday’s horrible scene in Boston, my thoughts turned to Kathrine Switzer and her 1967 stand on the same streets. The reasons are many. Switzer’s story is a reminder that we will survive the ugliness and emerge … Continue reading

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Tebow cancels appearance at Dallas megachurch

So word came down this morning that God’s quarterback, Tim Tebow is backing out of a speaking engagement at

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Baltimore Sun reporter Dan Connolly to host baseball talk at Zion Lutheran Church

Traded a couple emails yesterday with Dan Connolly, who covers the Baltimore Orioles for the Baltimore Sun. A former reporter here at the York Daily Record, Dan is again hosting a neat baseball preview event at his church, Zion Lutheran … Continue reading

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Super Bowl polling: 27 percent of Americans believe God decides who wins

OK, confession time. My belief in the Almighty increases when the Dallas Cowboys are playing. Yes, I’ve been known to drop to my knees and pray for a third-down conversion or two. I remember telling friends that it was “in … Continue reading

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Christians and sports: views on Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o

Americans are a forgiving people. Will we forgive Lance Armstrong for his lengthy and aggressive campaign of lying? Did Notre Damer Manti Te’o participate in girlfriend-gate? And if so, will we forgive him in time for the NFL Draft in … Continue reading

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