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World Series title pays off for pastor’s kid
Nov11

World Series title pays off for pastor’s kid

ATLANTA (BP)—There’s no telling how many hours Scott McHugh and his wife Teresa have spent watching their son Collin play baseball over the years. From little leagues, to high school ball in the hot Georgia sun, to his college years at Berry College, to five seasons in the minor leagues, Collin toiled through wins, losses, triumphs and failures —with his parents never far away. Now they can say they watched him pitch on an even bigger...

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Faith defining characteristic of Warner’s HOF career
Aug19

Faith defining characteristic of Warner’s HOF career

NASHVILLE (BP)—Kurt Warner’s faith in Jesus Christ is more than a personal, off-the-field commitment that had little impact on his success as an NFL quarterback. That’s the conclusion reached by Dan Bickley, a sports columnist for azcentral.com, as he wrote about the former Arizona Cardinal who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio. Warner played 12 seasons in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams, New York...

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Raiders’ Carr says tithing tops priority list
Jun30

Raiders’ Carr says tithing tops priority list

NASHVILLE (BP) — When Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr signed a contract extension making him the highest paid player in NFL history, he was quick to identify one of his top priorities — tithing. “The first thing I’ll do is I’ll pay my tithe like I have since I was in college getting $700 on a scholarship check,” Carr said at a June 23 press conference following the signing. “That...

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‘Grace-filled’ Warner selected to Hall of Fame
Feb18

‘Grace-filled’ Warner selected to Hall of Fame

HOUSTON (BP)—After coming up short in his first two years of eligibility, Kurt Warner is finally a Pro Football Hall of Famer. The former NFL quarterback, often known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, was picked for the honor Feb. 4 by the 48-member selection committee. He was selected along with LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Morten Andersen, Jason Taylor, Jerry Jones and Kenny Easley. Warner won two MVP awards...

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Olympics wrap-up: God praised by athletes in triumph, defeat
Aug29

Olympics wrap-up: God praised by athletes in triumph, defeat

RIO DE JAINEIRO (BP)—The images and memories of the 2016 Olympics will endure for much longer than the torch’s flame. Simone Biles racking up five medals (four gold) in gymnastics. Usain Bolt running away from every challenger. Katie Ledecky doing the same thing in the pool. Michael Phelps further establishing himself as the greatest Olympian ever. The list could go on. Several athletes who are professing Christians joined in the...

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