• Today, we pay homage to St Martin of Tours. St Martin is the patron saint of chaplaincy. His recognized feast day in the church is recognized on November 11. The English word 'chaplain' comes from Martin's life story. Martin, as a Roman soldier, one day was headed into the city of Amiens, France with his troops. On the side of the road, he saw a man shivering from the cold. Moved with compassion, Martin cut a piece of his cloak and offered it to the man as a covering from the cold. Later that night, in a dream, Jesus appeared to Martin. Martin, who is still but a catechumen, clothed me with this robe. The compelling words of Jesus encouraged

    Nov 12,
  • This week at the Denver Film Festival, in its 40th anniversary, local Colorado filmmakers Aaron and Amanda Kopp co-produced and directed film Liyana is being played and has a special connection to Soccer Chaplains United. In 2016, Tim Rogers made a special Timothy Project request as he and his fiancé, Tiersa planned to honeymoon in Swaziland. Tiersa had worked at an orphanage in Swaziland and the plan was to take down soccer gear for the children of the orphanage and run some soccer camps. You can read the story on our former website by clicking here. That same orphanage is where the story of Liyana is born. *Liyana is a Swazi girl who embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers.

    Nov 09,
  • Sitting on a train headed north to my best friend's place in Glasgow, Scotland, I decided to message a former Colorado Rapids player and coach who is from Scotland. Me: Hey, headed to the motherland. Thinking of you! Hope you are well. Him: Where are you? Me: Glasgow, for the next few days. Him: Hey, my son just signed for Kilmarnock FC. You should ring him, he'd love to see you. What followed was one of the exciting parts of my job as a chaplain — the chance to see and encourage a former player. We arranged to get a coffee in downtown Glasgow. Together, we reflected on the previous year and the trials and tribulations and how far he

    Nov 08,
  • Announcing our latest App Update! Soccer Chaplains United App now features devotional material in English and Spanish! We've just added a devotionals to the Media section of our app. Roger Lipe, chaplain for the American football collegiate Southern Illinois Salukis, has graciously given Soccer Chaplains United permission to link to his online devotional materials. His daily devotionals feature short scriptural reflections written for the sports person in mind and are excerpts of his book Heart of a Champion. The book is available in English and in Spanish. Soccer Chaplains United will continue to add and develop original content and are grateful for the partnership and support of others to help serve the community and sport of soccer. You can download

    Nov 07,
  • This month has one of my favorite holidays of the year…..Thanksgiving Day. I love it because it is a day to celebrate all we have to be thankful for in our lives. I also love the food…..turkey, mash potatoes, gravy, and pumpkin pie ! Mmmmmmm! I have been thinking a lot about gratitude lately. It is easy to be thankful for the things that come so easily to our minds: family, food, faith, and a home. This month, I promised myself I would focus on the ‘extra’ I have been given. I often find myself complaining internally about what I do not have or desire, but God has gently been reminding me how much I have that I take for

    Nov 06,