• As we come to the close of 2019 and usher in a new year and a new decade, here are twenty stories that we at Soccer Chaplains United believe are worth watching for in the next year and in the years to come. Of course, some of the stories are part of a larger picture, but we've come up with 20 (so to speak) and they are not necessarily in any particular order or value. 20 - 14. Chaplains Corps up to 20 Currently, Soccer Chaplains United has 13 chaplains that are serving in different capacities from High School all the way to professional parts of the game. Part of our original vision was for the organization to be at

    Dec 31,
  • December for footballers in the US is often the time to have that off-season surgery that has been put off. It's also a time when other folks, too, are looking to get that surgery now that the insurance deductible for the year has been met. It can be a difficult time filled with uncertainty and long, painful hours leading up to and after a physical repair. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad looks at biblical reference to a healing remedy during Bible times while reflecting on the balance between trusting in God for healing and relying on the wisdom, skill, and knowledge of the medical profession. Notables mentioned in today's podcast: — Scripture: Jeremiah 8:22, NIV; Psalm 139,

    Dec 18,
  • They say dogs are man's best friend and today's podcast touches on a best friend who has traveled with the Kenney family for the past seven years. For many people in and around football pets have an important place — they are helpful companions on the journey. Pets, especially dogs, can lift an athlete who has had a difficult day at training or lost a match, nuzzle up to the manager after a long day of coaching or watching film, or even give things like a calming or protective presence for a spouse and family during the travel rigors of a season. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad and special guest, daughter Danielle Kenney, reflect on the recent

    Dec 11,
  • This week, the Soccer Chaplains United podcast, From the Touchline, has been accepted for play on iHeartRadio. The podcast can be heard and found on iHeartRadio.com and can be heard on Android and iOS devices. iHeartRadio is free podcast and broadcast group which began in 2008. From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer). You can see a list of our From the Touchline podcasts, right here on our website. And on each episode's page, you can

    Dec 06,
  • Sport, especially the sport of soccer, is increasingly filled with more and more pressure. Pressure to perform, pressure to leave family, pressure to succeed, and more. Part of the work of Soccer Chaplains United is to look to care for the entire person that is involved in the game — whether an athlete, a coach, executive, or staff member, and even fans — our aim and mission to provide chaplaincy and counseling support that can care for the entire person and their family. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad and Counselor Brooke Ewert have a recorded conversation about chaplaincy and counseling and some of the different approaches and challenges that come with trying to work together and connect

    Dec 04,