It’s been 10 years since we decided to suspend PlayersPrayers. A lot has happened since. Our three kids have established themselves in their own sports: swimming, MMA, and baseball. But most recently, the global COVID-19 pandemic has driven followers of sports and spirituality more to the screens. I recently attend my first in-person professional sporting event in over 18 months. We have begun to attend in-person church again. In our area poeple are going back to church and stadium. The intersection of sports and spirituality remains alive and well, and PlayersPrayers is back to shed some light on it. We remain open to all faiths and sports with an international perspective. Our platform may adjust. For now, Blogger is around and working, as are Twitter and and Youtube. All these channels will receive significant updates in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! PlayersPrayers is back! Please leave a comment about what you would like to see here in the future.
PlayersPrayers was started on March 30th in 2004. This blog was a place where sport meets spirituality. On December 14th 2006 an international edition was launched. All of the international articles are now part of my consolidated lifestream at danielhaas.org. The two former blogs are discontinued. Old photos can still be viewed on flickr and videos on youtube.
On this 18th day of December 2008 PlayerPrayers.com turns 200 posts old.
A good reason to take a look at this year’s Top 10 most favorite posts:
1. Spiritual NBA Player Nicknames (nba)
2. Jewish NASCAR (nascar)
3. Super Bowl XLII Prayers on Twitter (nfl, twitter)
4. McCain Explains It All For You (easter, nfl)
5. Mail.com upgraded (branding, domain, nhl)
6. Church and Stadium Lego Edition (church, stadium)
7. Presbyterian Manning (church, nfl)
8. Easter workouts (bodybuilding, easter, twitter)
9. LDS NBA (nba)
10. Presbyterians walking (church, running)
The 2008 State of the Blogosphere is out. Among other things Technorati is taking a look at the most popular topics, finding out that three-quarters of bloggers cover three or more topics. 19% of all blogs cover religion/spirituality and 16% cover sports. Religion beats sports. That is hard to imagine compared to TV ratings. Is the blogosphere really that different?
sports books | spirituality books
Lego turns 50 today. Google celebrates it logo-style and we ask:
What about lego stadiums and lego churches on the major Photo Sharing Sites?
Here are the facts:
On both sites churches are more popular than stadiums are. Amazing buildings, tons of bricks. Check the photos.
Mark Dixon shares what he likes about Twitter. E. g. he likes Tweet Scan and thus encouraged me to restart our once famous series of summaries of sport and spirituality on twitter. Not on a regular basis, but at least occasionally. Now here comes A Sporting Christmas on Twitter: