30 Christian Impact Athletes30 Christian Impact Athletes

There are many Christians who have had a positive and powerful influence in athletics and our country. In bringing out their routes to ... BASEBALL PROFILE IN COURAGE Dave Dravecky When people talk about xiv 30 Christian Impact Athletes.

Author: Michael Louthian

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781615795277


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What Christian was named the greatest coach in the history of team sports by Sporting News Magazine? Can you name the Christian who invented basketball? Can you name three Christian athletes who came to the Lord during their professional careers? Do you know which Christian athlete died in the arms of Dr. James Dobson? At the age of five Michael Louthian traded his kindergarden books for the sports pages. His avid desire to know everything there was to know about sports and the sports world never waned. Throughout his life Louthian has soaked up every piece of information he could get his hands on. Through asking questions he was able to uncover answers. In his second book 30 Christian Impact Athletes, Louthian now asks questions about illegal gambling in basketball and steroid use in baseball. As a student of history, Louthian followed professional sports beyond the usual statistics. He absorbed all the available information about the athletes in what has become, during his lifetime, an industry of gigantic proportions and an influence of unprecedented depth on our society. Professional athletes increasingly indulge in behavior that we would never condone in our children or in ourselves. Yet they are given a pass when their behavior is illegal or boarish. Louthian spotlights the lives of thirty Christian athletes who have had a major impact on society and sports. Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, Meadowlark Lemon, Albert Pujols, John Wooden, Tim Tebow, and Kurt Warner are among the athletes featured. Each of the thirty athletes travelled a unique road to their acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ. Louthian challenges Christian fans to stand tall against the secularists who believe that Christianity should be limited to the religion and obituary columns. It is a thought provoking and entertaining read for avid sports fans of all ages.

Evangelical America An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious CultureEvangelical America An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture

Through the influence of athletes and coaches, in 2013, FCA hosted 423 camps across 38 states and 25 countries, ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 2014. http:// www.fca.org/about-fellowship-of-christian-athletes/history/.

Author: Timothy J. Demy Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697743


Page: 515

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An essential new reference work for students and general readers interested in the history, dynamics, and influence of evangelicalism in recent American history, politics, and culture. • Provides readers with an understanding of contemporary American evangelicalism's history, key individuals, organizations, and beliefs through detailed coverage of more than 180 topics • Documents the diversity of the Evangelical movement under a common core umbrella of doctrinal beliefs • Displays the breadth of American evangelical interaction in social and cultural issues and in debates in recent American history

Playing for GodPlaying for God

2 Athletes in Action, http://www.athletesinaction.org/about/ (accessed July 30, 2011). ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes, “FCA Ministry Annual Impact Report,” http:// www.fca.org/assets/2012/06/2009-Annual-Report-Final.pdf (accessed ...

Author: Annie Blazer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479898015


Page: 256

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When sports ministry first emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, its founders imagined male celebrity athletes as powerful salespeople who could deliver a message of Christian strength: “If athletes can endorse shaving cream, razor blades, and cigarettes, surely they can endorse the Lord, too,” reasoned Fellowship of Christian Athletes founder Don McClanen. But combining evangelicalism and sport did much more than serve as an advertisement for religion: it gave athletes the opportunity to think about the embodied experiences of sport as a way to experience intimate connection with the divine. As sports ministry developed, it focused on individual religious experiences and downplayed celebrity sales power, opening the door for female Christian athletes to join and eventually dominate sports ministry. Today, women are the majority of participants in sports ministry in the United States. In Playing for God, Annie Blazer offers an exploration of the history and religious lives of Christian athletes, showing that evangelical engagement with popular culture can carry unintended consequences. When sport became an avenue for embodied worship, it forced a reckoning with evangelical teachings about the body. Female Christian athletes increasingly turned to their own bodies to understand their religious identity, and in so doing, came to question evangelical mainstays on gender and sexuality. What was once a male-dominated masculinist project of sports engagement became a female-dominated movement that challenged evangelical ideas on femininity, marriage hierarchy, and the sinfulness of homosexuality. Though evangelicalism has not changed sporting culture, for those involved in sports ministry, sport has changed evangelicalism.

Encyclopedia of Christian EducationEncyclopedia of Christian Education

Organized through 200 local offices, Campus Life remains a foundation of YFC's ministry, while programs for at-risk youth, teen mothers, and urban youth have also been added.30 Fellowship of Christian Athletes As a college athlete ...

Author: George Thomas Kurian

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810884939


Page: 1678

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This reference work tells the unique history of Christian education and shows how Christian educators pioneered such institutions and reforms as universal literacy, home schooling, Sunday schools, women's education, graded schools, compulsory education of the deaf and blind, and kindergarten.

Federal Communications Commission Reports V 1 45 1934 35 1962 64 2d Ser V 1 July 17 Dec 27 1965 Federal Communications Commission Reports V 1 45 1934 35 1962 64 2d Ser V 1 July 17 Dec 27 1965

This series features interviews with athletes on the high school , college and professional levels . ... Letter from Africa 11:30 Speaking of Books 11:45 Missionary Interview , Religion PM 12:00 News 12:15 Quartet Time 12:30 Christian ...

Author: United States. Federal Communications Commission


ISBN: UOM:39015062211134



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Federal Communications Commission ReportsFederal Communications Commission Reports

This series features interviews with athletes on the high school , college and professional levels . ... Religion PM 12:00 News 12:15 Quartet Time 12:30 Christian Activities , Religion 12:55 News 1:00 Ranger Bill 1:30 Back to the Bible ...

Author: United States. Federal Communications Commission


ISBN: MSU:31293103848069



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Protection of College AthletesProtection of College Athletes

Mr. Lloyd Arnold is national director , health and physical education , National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States . When he read of this subcommittee's proposed hearings beginning on March 5 ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Education and Labor


ISBN: STANFORD:36105045244469


Page: 385

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Neuromuscular Training and Adaptations in Youth AthletesNeuromuscular Training and Adaptations in Youth Athletes

Urs Granacher, Christian Puta, Holger Horst Werner Gabriel, David G. Behm, Adamantios Arampatzis. Fernandez-Fernandez, J., de Villarreal, E. S., Sanz-Rivas, D., and Moya, M. (2016). The effects of 8-week plyometric training on physical ...

Author: Urs Granacher

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889456277



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The Frontiers Research Topic entitled "Neuromuscular Training and Adaptations in Youth Athletes" contains one editorial and 22 articles in the form of original work, narrative and systematic reviews and meta-analyses. From a performance and health-related standpoint, neuromuscular training stimulates young athletes' physical development and it builds a strong foundation for later success as an elite athlete. The 22 articles provide current scientific knowledge on the effectiveness of neuromuscular training in young athletes.

Pathway to ExcellencePathway to Excellence

A Christian Approach to Coaching Dennis M. Docheff. involved in the profession. ... If you are studying to be a coach in the future, imagine the positive impact you will have on people for the next twenty to thirty years.

Author: Dennis M. Docheff

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456729055


Page: 208

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The purpose of this book is to provide athletic coaches with simple methods to enhance their coaching technique. Coaching is teaching. Therefore, coaches must look at their teaching effectiveness in order to become better coaches. In addition, the athletic arena provides a wonderful opportunity for a Christian witness. Often, coaches find it difficult to form a marriage between their coaching and a Christian lifestyle. This book intends to meld the two together, providing clear, effective teacher education and biblical advice to Christian coaches. The book also provides selected scriptures from God’s Word. Can a Christian coach really make a difference? How can one Christian coach save the world of sport? Well, first there is more than one Christian coach out there. Second, if there was only one Christian coach willing to go to battle with Christ, they would fight and win. One coach plus Jesus equals a majority. Recall that it appeared as though David didn’t stand a chance when he went to fight Goliath. David was not alone. David knew that God would be with him. Was he afraid? Maybe, but his faith in God was greater than his fear! Hopefully, this book motivates coaches to allow their faith in Christ to shine through their coaching style and behavior.