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Can I be competitive and a Christian? Is competition wrong? What about wanting to win? Do you lose your competitive edge as a Christian? We’ve been asked all these questions and more so Graham Daniels is in to help us get under the skin of some of them.
A fortnightly podcast helping sportspeople connect their sport and their faith.
Free resources to reach sportspeople in your local area, with new special World Cup resources for 2019.
The main questions Christian sportspeople have about their sport and their faith.
A series of blogs looking at a number of the top issues sportspeople face.
As a New Year rolls around again, we go back to the 18th century for some inspiration.
Former cricketer involved with Christians in Sport awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to cricket.
Preparation and waiting. The majority of sport is spent in these two states. This time of advent for the Christian sportsperson is no different. So what does it look like to prepare well this Christmas time?
It’s the biggest match of your lives - the Rugby World Cup Final. It’s the match you’ve been building up to for years, if not decades. But it’s a match that must not define you.
Kipchoge's amazing sub two-hour marathon was an amazing feat and one which cannot help but let our minds wander to Hebrews 12 and the call to "run the race."
Distance runner Gill Bland reflects on her experience of individual sport and faith, and how she has grown in courage evangelising to fellow runners.
For a sportsperson, their identity, their sense of worth can be completely wrapped up in their performance. What does it then mean to have sport in its right place, to help our identity be solid and secure in Christ and not based on performance?
With the Women's World Cup, the Netball World Cup and loads more women's sporting events on this summer, there's a huge buzz around women's sport. In all this excitement, is this a bandwagon Christians should be jumping on? Well, it could be argued that the Bible gives us the best foundation for celebrating and encouraging women in sport.
It’s been a rollercoaster to reach the final of the World Cup for England, with pressure from all sides. Pressure isn’t unique to Morgan’s squad - it’s universal across competitive sport, so how are Christians to respond in these clutch moments?
If you follow rugby at all then it couldn’t have escaped your attention that there’s been a furore around Israel Folau’s provocative Instagram post and then Billy Vunipola’s subsequent ‘like’ of the post and expression of support for it.
Because of what Jesus has done, we can understand our sport differently.
Being committed to prayer is something many of us find challenging. At the same time, we know that prayer is important. So why do we often struggle to pray consistently?
We must tell our team mates and friends the truth about eternity.
The Bible is clear what our role is when it comes to pointing sportspeople to Jesus, regardless of whether we know it (or not), we’re good at it (or not) or like it (or not). Once we get it, there’s no place to hide.
If you are a Christian, you’ll know that nothing is more important than our sports friends hearing the amazing news of the gospel and responding to it - eternity is at stake. But how can you go about doing this?
How do I be different amidst the culture of drinking, of sex, in the chat of the changing room? How do I get involved with the sports club and yet be distinctive? How can I be fully committed and yet remain faithful to Christ?
We may think it's obvious for team mates to work out that we're Christians just by observing our behaviour. But how can they know unless we or someone else tells them that we follow Jesus and why we do so?
You’ve been praying for months, you’ve talked about everything in life other than this, but as you walk along to training you just can’t find the right way to start a conversation about Jesus.
At the end of a long season, it's only natural to want to rest our legs and enjoy a bit of a break - after all, our bodies need to recuperate. However, the temptation is also there to take a break from sharing our faith with our sports friends.
When a sports friend who says that they want to become a Christian, it's like that wonderful moment of a baby's first steps. There is something quite remarkable, breathtaking, and yet serious as we help a sportsperson take the first steps in becoming a Christian.
For players, parents and pastors, the issue of whether you should play sport on a Sunday is a difficult one.
Ever find it hard to explain the Christian faith to your sports friends? Ever find it hard to help them see the brilliance of the gospel message? Ever wish you could get someone better to explain it to them?
We are on the pitch as a player and yet again the decision goes against our team. We start to get caught up in the general chorus of complaint. What do we do as Christians?
Disappointment and sport so often go hand in hand. Poor performances, defeats, injuries, getting dropped, a failure to improve - every sportsperson has experienced one or all of these multiple times. But how are you to respond to such disappointment?
The challenge is simple, will you do it? Will you get to work and seek to make Jesus known in your sporting context?
The player who celebrates too early, or the team that holds a celebratory promotional shoot before then losing the final are subject to derision. All of us are quick to revel in the misplaced pride so often seen in sport.
All match he’d been nipping at your heels, deliberately stepping on your feet, pushing you, elbowing you. The referee doesn’t seem too bothered. But these constant niggling fouls have been getting to you. And this incident is the final straw.
Some types of questions can be asked of us and can make us feel uncomfortable or are hard to answer at times. With God’s help these questions need not, and should not, be avoided.
Sport can be a great place for developing friendships. You spend so much time together on and off the pitch, you experience the highs and the lows of a season together, and have a lot in common. Sometimes, however, it can be hard to foster these relationships.
When we have seen or experienced something exciting it’s natural to want to share it with others. Why, then, are we sometimes so hesitant to tell others the story of the greatest thing that has ever happened to us?
Psychology is a big deal in modern sport. From Steve Peters' now famous 'chimp paradox' to the in-house sports psychologists employed by many professional clubs. Now it is almost as common to have a therapist as it is a personal trainer. What are we to make of this from a Christian point of view?
How can I make the most of my sporting talent as a Christian? Can I strive to get to the top, while still following Jesus? `
Why does pressure have such an effect on us, how can we cope with it and does the Bible give us any pointers?
There are few harder things to deal with in sport than injury. So how can we approach this perennial enemy as Christians in sport? What does the Bible say about injury?
It has been amazing to see how God has grown the work of supporting professional and elite-level footballers. Here, two members of our Performance Team explain how they are encouraging the next generation of UK footballers.
Sport has a love-hate relationship with justice and fairness. On one hand it cannot function without it, but so much debate circles around the many unfair decisions and outcomes. So what does the Bible say about fairness?
The legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi once said “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is”. This might be overstated but have you ever had the nagging feeling that wanting to win is inherently ‘un-Christian’.
Should Christians be those who recite the old amateur mantra ‘It is not about the winning, but the taking part’? Does ‘turning the other cheek’ mean that we shouldn’t even want to win in the first place?
Turn to the back pages at the moment and it is difficult to get away from doping scandals. How as Christians should we think about these issues?
The Bible says lots of things...but what, if anything, does it say about sport?