pastoral running

Kent Shaffer delivers seven quick biblical lessons about running. That doesn’t necessarily mean that great runners turn out to be great ministers or vice versa. But at least there are interesting guidelines for people engaged in both fields.

Trinity Laterals

Maybe you think Trinity is incomprehensible, but what Trinity University came up with in this SCAC title game is definitely unbelievable. The players themselves cannot but kneel down after that touchdown to pray.

John DeFendis blessed by God

John DeFendis will be inducted into the WBBG Hall of Fame for his contributions to the fitness industries. David Robson spoke with John on the eve of his induction and they discussed his life as one of the world’s best bodybuilder’s and top personal trainers. Here you’ll find the divine highlights:

On workout

“It was those seemingly endless moments in the gym that were responsible for the person that I have become: one that truly respects life, our God (probably because I was blessed to live through those moments), our journey and the legacy that we will leave behind.”

On lifesaving

“My mother had some serious health problems and also weighed over 300 pounds. At 16 years of age I helped her and she lost over 180 pounds. It was a defining moment in my life. It was God’s message to me. God was giving me the ticket to my mission in life, which was to help others to become healthier, and to live a better quality of life.”

On secrets

“What are the secrets to your success as a bodybuilder and personal trainer? – God’s will: My passion, persistence, knowledge, experience and ability to visualize a goal and go after it.”

On goals

“What are your future goals? – To continue the mission that God has given me…”

God at the World Series

An Online Newshour about Poet Karen Zaborowski Duffy who has been a high school English teacher for 20 years. She’s been a Philadelphia Phillies fan for even longer. Although her beloved team is not in this year’s World Series, she shares a poem about being at the event years ago with her daughter, starting:

“Even God, I think, is here,
so high up in the stands…”


Floyd Mayweather Jr Thanks God

WBC world welterweight champion “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather will meet British icon and world junior welterweight champion Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton in “UNDEFEATED”, for the world welterweight championship on Saturday, December 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA.”First of all, I want to thank God… I think we’re going to do a hell of a job with this fight against Ricky Hatton on December 8.”

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Sporting TopVerses is a new online tool that lets you search the Bible by keyword and sorts the results by verse popularity.
The most sporting Bible Verse, 1 Corinthians 9:24, unfortunately just ranks 1135 out of 31,101 verses. That’s a oxymoron because it says:

“Don’t you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.”


DeShawn’s New Tattoo

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Great fuss about DeShawn’s New Tattoo. Gilbert Arenas assesses: “That’s the name you represent. When you’re done in the NBA it’s still your uniform: this is who you are, this is your time and your place.”
So now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”
But, hey, that’s just about given names. Mr. Stevenson better had DeShawn tatooed to his back.

Egotistical Football Coach

Watch this Real Men Of Genius spoof – “Mr. Overconservative, Egotistical Football Coach”: The 4th quarter is reserved for Houston Nutt as time to bite his fingernails and say a prayer that the other team’s kicker would choke.