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Your value, your worth does not lie in what you have done, or what you will do, on and off the sports field. You are loved with the love seen by Jesus dying for you on the cross. Your achievements don’t define who you are. This Easter, remember He performed, so you don’t have to.
Every September forty trialists line up at Oxford University Boat Club for their shot at ticking off one of rowing’s hottest bucket list items – victory at The Boat Race. This year one of those hopefuls was Chris Rimmer, a Vicar in training at Wycliffe Hall.
The inclusion of transgender athletes in women's sport is a prominent debate. The sporting world is re-evaluating the balance of fairness and inclusion in competitive sport. As Christians in the world of sport it's important to understand how the Bible helps inform how we engage in this conversation.
Whether it’s putting kit on in a certain order, always getting changed in the same place or having to enter the pitch last - sport is full of quirky routines. So why is it that sport is full of superstition? Can we look at the make-up of the world to find out? Does the Bible have any answers for us?
Two time Olympian Adam Pengilly shares his Winter Olympic story
What is the Christian competitor to do when they are being sent to countries accused of human rights abuses?
What does it mean to have your identity in Christ? How does this change the way we play sport?
At 19 years of age Jake threw in the towel. He gave up competing as a fighter, but this wasn’t the only life change that occurred during his late teens. Follow his story of discovering his gift as a young martial artist, becoming North American and European Champion in Muay Thai, and the compatibility of combat sports with faith in Christ.
A letter to all Olympians as they prepare to experience the rollercoaster of the Olympic Games.
What does it look like to support elite sportspeople at the Olympics when access is restricted?
It’s the biggest match of your lives. It’s the match you’ve been building up to for years, the nation since 1966. But it’s a match that doesn't define you.
Olympic squads are being finalised. What can you say to someone who has worked 4 years to not get the call up?
This weekend saw the thrill of the British Olympic trials. The ecstasy and the agony of sport was palpable as athletes saw years of training for one plane ticket decided by centimetres and seconds. What help can God bring at times like this?
Is the Bible the place to find motivation for sporting pursuit and thus sporting greatness? Am I really able to do “ALL THINGS” with the strength of God as my enabler?
It’s not always easy to be a woman in sport. But do you know what? It’s worth it.
Last year Lancs took his first steps to discovering the virtual pulls and mysterious pushes of Strava. Nearly 12 months on, what’s the verdict? Strava - friend or foe?
The current pressures on elite sportspeople are growing. How can we support them at this time?
In a year full of sporting difficulties, how can a Christian say they have joy this Christmas?
The Good Sporting Life will help anyone looking to live out their faith in a sporting context whether that be sports players, parents, coaches, pastors or elite athletes.
Preparation and waiting. The majority of sport is spent in these two states. This time of advent for the Christian sportsperson is no different. So what does it look like to prepare well this Christmas time?
Starting university is a really significant time in life and full of so many changes. It can be daunting, unpredictable and challenging, potentially even more so now.
As recreational cricket returns, Rob reflects on why he loves to play cricket and be part of a team, as the only Christian in his club.
Graduating from university and heading into the world of work can prove one of the biggest challenges life throws up, even more so now.
Sally and her husband Peter have four children, all of whom have competed and trained within elite sporting pathways. What are some of her top tips for those supporting a sporty family?
For athletes for whom sport is their livelihood, how are they to cope in the midst of all the coronavirus confusion and the inability to predict what tomorrow might bring?
A recent article in the Daily Mail outlined the large number of British athletes struggling with mental health problems following their retirement. Speaking with UCB Radio on this topic, here is a summary of our conversation.
As a New Year rolls around again, we go back to the 18th century for some inspiration.
It’s the biggest match of your lives - the Rugby World Cup Final. It’s the match you’ve been building up to for years, if not decades. But it’s a match that must not define you.
How can we, as Christians in sport, make the most of the new opportunity joining a club provides? Jesus’ great commission in Matthew 28 to make disciples remains the same, but the place we are doing that, our club, has changed.
For a sportsperson, their identity, their sense of worth can be completely wrapped up in their performance. What does it then mean to have sport in its right place, to help our identity be solid and secure in Christ and not based on performance?
With the Women's World Cup, the Netball World Cup and loads more women's sporting events on this summer, there's a huge buzz around women's sport. In all this excitement, is this a bandwagon Christians should be jumping on? Well, it could be argued that the Bible gives us the best foundation for celebrating and encouraging women in sport.
It’s been a rollercoaster to reach the final of the World Cup for England, with pressure from all sides. Pressure isn’t unique to Morgan’s squad - it’s universal across competitive sport, so how are Christians to respond in these clutch moments?
Because of what Jesus has done, we can understand our sport differently.
For players, parents and pastors, the issue of whether you should play sport on a Sunday is a difficult one.
We are on the pitch as a player and yet again the decision goes against our team. We start to get caught up in the general chorus of complaint. What do we do as Christians?
Disappointment and sport so often go hand in hand. Poor performances, defeats, injuries, getting dropped, a failure to improve - every sportsperson has experienced one or all of these multiple times. But how are you to respond to such disappointment?
The player who celebrates too early, or the team that holds a celebratory promotional shoot before then losing the final are subject to derision. All of us are quick to revel in the misplaced pride so often seen in sport.
All match he’d been nipping at your heels, deliberately stepping on your feet, pushing you, elbowing you. The referee doesn’t seem too bothered. But these constant niggling fouls have been getting to you. And this incident is the final straw.
You love your sport and you love Jesus. You know that your sport can be worship as you use your gifts and talents for Him. But have you ever considered how you might share this news with your sports friends?
In our culture, our looks and our bodies and our diets seriously matter. How do we live distinctly as Christians in this world?
Psychology is a big deal in modern sport. From Steve Peters' now famous 'chimp paradox' to the in-house sports psychologists employed by many professional clubs. Now it is almost as common to have a therapist as it is a personal trainer. What are we to make of this from a Christian point of view?
As the Christian mother of four children who love the Lord and love sport I have found myself living through a very real dilemma. The structures of Church and the structures of sport seem to be poles apart and pulling in opposite directions creating a gap!
How can I make the most of my sporting talent as a Christian? Can I strive to get to the top, while still following Jesus? `
Why does pressure have such an effect on us, how can we cope with it and does the Bible give us any pointers?
The Ashes is one of sport’s oldest rivalries. As a Christian, how should one respond when healthy sporting rivalry shifts to being characterised by conflict and bad blood?
There are few harder things to deal with in sport than injury. So how can we approach this perennial enemy as Christians in sport? What does the Bible say about injury?
We can all think of great sporting captains and leaders. But what should it look like when a follower of Jesus steps up to lead?
Sport has a love-hate relationship with justice and fairness. On one hand it cannot function without it, but so much debate circles around the many unfair decisions and outcomes. So what does the Bible say about fairness?
The legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi once said “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is”. This might be overstated but have you ever had the nagging feeling that wanting to win is inherently ‘un-Christian’.
Should Christians be those who recite the old amateur mantra ‘It is not about the winning, but the taking part’? Does ‘turning the other cheek’ mean that we shouldn’t even want to win in the first place?
Turn to the back pages at the moment and it is difficult to get away from doping scandals. How as Christians should we think about these issues?
The Bible says lots of things...but what, if anything, does it say about sport?
There’s no doubt that the tension between Sunday sport and Sunday church services is a significant problem for the church. How do we decide what to do? Well we need to be clear on the biblical principles at stake here.