• Do you ever feel like the holiday season is just crazy-making? Do you dread the rush that seems to come earlier and easier every year? Rev Brad shares, in today's From the Touchline episode, about Celtic Advent. This intentional season begins every November 15 and is designed to help prepare people for the day (Dec 25) and the season of Christmas which has become so commercialized and commodified that, for many it leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Learn more about this ancient custom of preparing one's heart and life for the arrival (advent) of Jesus Christ. Books and Resources mentioned in today's podcast: Resource #1: Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas Resource #2: God With

    Nov 13,
  • In today's special From the Touchline podcast episode, Rev Brad introduces a pretty important person — Saint Martin of Tours. From Martin's life and story originates our English words for "chapel" and "chaplain." And Brad reflects on the life and ministry of chaplains today and Christians everywhere. From the Touchline is a short-feature (10 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney and occasional guests touching on various issues around faith, family, and football. You can listen to From the Touchline in the Soccer Chaplains United app. If you don't have the app yet, you can download it from the Google and App Store. Search "SoccChaplain" and look for our logo (see photo below)!

    Nov 11,
  • A lot of people nowadays are shopping at Amazon. Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2604903, AmazonSmile donates to Soccer Chaplains United? If you purchase things on Amazon, why not make it go further? Amazon donates to the charity of your choice (.5% of your purchase on eligible purchases) and by selecting the link above, you can have a deeper impact on the work and mission of Soccer Chaplains United. Thanks for considering and supporting.

    Nov 08,
  • Earlier this year, Matthew Hulst and some men from Coram Deo went to Haiti on a mission trip. They requested some soccer gear to take with them, probably with no idea what it would mean or what it would lead to. Matthew shares the following report with Soccer Chaplains United, evidence of the work of God, in the country of Haiti, and in the lives of His children there. Please take time to also watch the video at the bottom. Read on, Planting Seeds for a pro-level Christian soccer club  The team poses with Haitian leaders setting up the tournament Five friends and I set out on a trip to Cap-Haiti (Northern part of Haiti) with dreams of seeing the

    Nov 07,
  • This week, I asked our Director of Counseling, Brooke Ewert to share some of her own reflections following on from the 2nd Global Congress on Sport and Christianity. In her own words, "This past week was the 2nd Global Congress on Sport and Christianity in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This was my first time attending this conference. After processing through the week when I returned home, I felt so incredibly blessed to be in the same room with so many Christians who work in the sports world. To be honest, I often feel alone because there are not many people who specialize in sports like I do with sports counseling." "I was encouraged to hear from those who work in sports

    Nov 01,