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The Powerful Moment Teen Football Players Led Prayer After Coaches and School Staff Were Banned From Doing So

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 24, 2021 6:21:19 AM

A Tennessee high school football player who led his team and community in prayer after coaches and school staff were banned from doing so is speaking out about why he took a stand.

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'Sharing the Love of Christ': NFL Star Makes Major Announcement About His Post-Retirement Plans

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 30, 2021 8:09:45 AM

Super Bowl champ Stefen Wisniewski is retiring from his pro-football career and becoming a pastor.

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The Crowd Goes Wild When 96-Year-Old WWII Vet Sings the National Anthem Before Michigan Baseball Game

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 17, 2021 7:33:24 AM

A Michigan crowd cheered after a 96-year-old World War II veteran stood and sang the national anthem at a recent baseball game, with the now-viral moment garnering millions of views.

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'By the Grace of God': U.S. Olympian's Joy-Filled Comments About God and Country Spark Uplifting Internet Uproar

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 4, 2021 5:51:41 AM

Tamyra Mensah-Stock won the Olympic gold medal in the women's 68-kilogram freestyle final on Tuesday, becoming only the second American woman ever to claim the top honor in Olympic wrestling.

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'Hope in the Lord': Christian Olympian Who Won 5 Gold Medals in Toyko Has Said Some Truly Powerful Things About God

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 3, 2021 7:17:06 AM

Swimmer Caeleb Dressel swept the Tokyo Olympics with a total of five gold medals, and while his success in the water is what has landed him in the headlines in recent days, he has said there's much more he wants to communicate.

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'A Gift From God': Reporter Questions Sprinter Sydney McLaughlin Moments After Record-Breaking Victory and She Turns It All Back to the Lord

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 1, 2021 4:32:03 AM

Sprinter and hurdler Sydney McLaughlin broke a world record at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field 400-Meter Hurdles Trials this week, and when she was asked about her victory the first words out of her mouth centered on glorifying God.

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'It Is a Challenge I Embrace': Tim Tebow Is Headed Back to the NFL

By Billy Hallowell on May 21, 2021 6:45:27 AM

Former NFL star Tim Tebow is headed back to the big leagues! 

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5 Team USA Olympians Living Their Faith in PyeongChang

By Sarah Hartland on Feb 20, 2018 5:00:00 PM

The Winter Olympics are an exciting time for the world to come together in sportsmanship, and the 2018 Olympics in South Korea are no exception. Many athletes use this international stage as an opportunity not only to participate in the global community, but also to share their faith while the spotlight is on them. Here are five Team USA Olympic athletes who are living their faith in PyeongChang:

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Should High School Coaches Be Allowed to Pray After Games?

By Julie Tronsen on Jun 22, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Prayer in school is back in the courts again. On June 12, high school football coach, Joe Kennedy, finally got his day in court after being fired for praying at the 50-yard line after games.

Topics: News Sports Prayer
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Tim Tebow’s New Book Reveals How He Discovered His True Identity

By Pure Flix Editors on Dec 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

For Christians who follow celebrity news, Tim Tebow continues to be a breath of fresh air. From his popular prayer pose of “Tebowing” to praying with strangers, to the work he does in the Philippines with the Tebow Foundation, he is a great model of living in the world, yet not of it. One of his latest endeavors is releasing a new book, “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms.”

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10 Summer Olympians Who Love Jesus

By Justina Miller on Aug 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are well under way in Rio, Brazil, and it has been a record-setting Olympics for the United States. Among Team USA are many Christian athletes who compete to give glory not just to country, but also to God. Here are ten Olympic athletes who have spoken on faith while in Rio.

Topics: Christianity News Sports
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Woodlawn's Real Tony Nathan Speaks on Race & Giving It All to God

By Justina Miller on Jul 30, 2016 9:00:13 AM

It wasn’t until 1971 that Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School finally desegregated. While many students, teachers and faculty did not welcome the transition, the football team was the first to reconcile their differences. This short interview from CBN’s The 700 Club features Tony Nathan or “Touchdown Tony,” who was only a freshman when Woodlawn desegregated. Nathan was on the football team and was not only instrumental in the team’s success on the field, but also one of the first to practice peace in an environment inundated with racism. By their example, the Woodlawn football team generated a change in their school and eventually in the whole city of Birmingham. These incredible events inspired the movie, “Woodlawn,” starring Caleb Castille, Sean Astin, and Nic Bishop.

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7 Times Tim Tebow Did the Unpopular and Inspired Us All

By Justina Miller on Jul 8, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Tim Tebow has never let what is unpopular or countercultural stop him from proclaiming his love for Christ. His latest move: starring in a TV show where he helps people build homes for their heroes. Today PureFlix.com releases an action-packed film that also happens to be about doing the unpopular for the sake of love. The film is called “Beyond the Mask,” and Tebow would resonate with the film’s main characters who, like him, work for the good and the rights of the people they encounter. In Christian movies like “Beyond the Mask,” we expect to see some great heroism; here are seven times Tim Tebow showed us it can still happen in real life.

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Healing Power of God on the Playing Field

By Justina Miller on Jun 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A couple days before the PureFlix.com exclusive release of “Woodlawn,” a film about a football team that played for the glory of God, two Cincinnati high-school lacrosse teams had their own experience of God on the playing field. The Centerville Elks and the Moeller Crusaders were in the second quarter of their game with the Elks way ahead at 8-2. A Crusader threw the ball across the field and unintentionally hit Elks captain, senior Grant Mays, on the chest below his heart. Mays scooped up the ball and began running toward the goal, but within seconds, he collapsed and lay unconscious on the grass.

Topics: Sports Prayer
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Alabama Recruits Christian Quarterback: “All Glory Goes to Him.”

By Justina Miller on May 17, 2016 7:00:00 AM

With Pure Flix’s forthcoming release of Woodlawn later this month, Alabama’s announcement of a Tua Tagovailoa as their new class of 2017 quarterback is well timed. Like Tony Nathan, the main character in "Woodlawn," Tua Tagovailoa is excited to play for the Crimson Tide because of their impressive history of having the number one recruiting class. But there is something else that makes these two Alabama football players so much alike: their faith in God. Tua Tagovailoa has not been shy in speaking of his faith, and recently told KHON2 that Tuscaloosa made him feel right at home.

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