• Mephibosheth's life is about to change — he's leaving the old behind for something new. He'll have to say goodbye, but he will be welcomed in, adopted, made as a son into a new family. Have you ever had this happen to you? Football, in many ways, feels like family. The world of football is a small, tight-knit community (even with it being a global game). Some of the best stories in football, are the stories of restoration and renewal — whether a footballer, a manager, or at some other place in the beautiful game. Walk along with Mephibosheth one last time and consider the parallels in his life with yours. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad's best mate

    Jan 29,
  • Late last year, Soccer Chaplains United received a "random" email: Hi !! I would like to have a address where I can donate my new cleats. I want them to go to someone who love soccer but special love Jesus like I do. Please send me the address where I can mail Them. I say "random" because although we have invited donations of soccer equipment from individuals, 99.9% comes through bigger organizations like soccer teams and clubs. It is the rare occasion that we receive a donation like this. Probing further for a story or for information on this act of generosity, we received the next message, I’m 16 years old and I play soccer I’m from USA but God

    Jan 23,
  • Have you ever been about to walk into a meeting that might be your last? Maybe it was a review as an employee, an end-of-season meeting as an athlete, or the chairman's office — what went through your mind as you were about to walk through the doors? Did the hammer fall? Or, was it something different? Did it happen or turn out the way you thought it would? In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad's best mate from seminary, Fraser Keay ("Kay") returns to lend his voice and creative talents in a third installment of a biblical monologue narrative while Rev Brad takes a month long sabbatical. The Kings Table: A Biblical Monologue featuring Mephibosheth, Son of Jonathan,

    Jan 22,
  • It can be difficult to watch others go on to glory while we wait in the wings, injured or out of the starting lineup. When last we saw our friend Mephibosheth, he was reflecting on the successes of King David — and his own family and life was in shambles. When we see and experience these things in life, it can leave us feeling forgotten, irrelevant — relegated to a life we never would have dreamed or wished. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad's best mate from seminary, Fraser Keay ("Kay") returns to lend his voice and creative talents in a second episode of a biblical monologue narrative while Rev Brad takes a month long sabbatical. The Kings

    Jan 15,
  • Well, it didn't exactly get said that way, but recently, a Soccer Chaplains United chaplain shared with me this encouraging story. His particular team had gone out recruiting some high-level talent for the upcoming season. Ongoing negotiations were going well, but the player made a potion of asking for one particular item in the recruitment process. Does your club have a chaplain? He wanted to make sure that the club had a chaplain that was servicing and available to players and the organization. It had become part of his criteria, essential component to vetting which club to play for. Maurício Mascaro at Pexels It's a great filter — does a club or organization value its people enough to enlist the

    Jan 14,