The team is trying to block the release of emails allegedly showing its executives 'softening' the impact of the local Roman Catholic archdiocese's burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.
(RNS) — The Christian South presents the church with an opportunity to make the gospel known to a region that is saturated with access to the gospel but not true understanding.
(RNS) — As religious attachments have waned as a determinant of whom Americans choose to pair with, fandom and team loyalty have taken the place for some, according to a recent online poll.
(RNS) — Staying put would have been a logistical nightmare for the 50 to 60 homeless women and men who typically sleep in a church shelter across the street from the stadium.
(RNS) — 'For many years, I’ve been using biblical and other Jewish sources to pick the winner, and I’m almost always right,' writes Rabbi Joshua Hammerman.
(RNS) — When a quarterback throws a long pass and a player down the field makes a spectacular catch, RNS columnist Richard Mouw imagines the Lord saying to himself: 'Nicely done!'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eric Reid and other Christian players who support Colin Kaepernick's social justice movement want believers on the opposite side of the controversial anthem protest to ask themselves a simple but powerful question: What would Jesus do?
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A student alleges that the players put him in the back seat of a car and — with Middle Eastern music playing — made offensive comments about Muslims and told him that he was being kidnapped by Muslims.
Critics and defenders of the sport and business of football, from the grade school level to the National Football League’s market-religious status, agreed that science and media interests have converged to appeal to the public conscience.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) But what's a pope to do with a golden football helmet?
(RNS) The verse is popular among football players. Before his conviction for murder, Hernandez had several other Christian symbols tattooed on his body.
(RNS) At least one-fourth of Americans think God will help either the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons at the Super Bowl.
(USA Today) Liberty president Jerry Falwell Jr. said of McCaw’s experience: 'You look at what Baylor was able to do during his tenure, it fits perfectly with where we see our sports programs going.'
CHICAGO (RNS) A Belmont University student who sent out a racist Snapchat about three African-American football players who had protested the treatment of minorities in America is 'no longer is a student' at the Christian college.
(RNS) Is devotion to a sport the same as devotion to a religion? A new documentary series will explore that question.