I recently shared with some friends the evolution of Soccer Chaplains United. When I was getting started with the volunteer chaplaincy withe the Colorado Rapids in 2002, I wanted to have something that would help craft vision and mission guide and guardrails. I was reading I Timothy 4:8 — Physical training is of some value, but godliness (or spiritual training) has value for this life and the life to come. That's it! I declared. We need to be cross-trained. We need to have physical and spiritual training balance. For me, when I looked at the athletes and others I was working with in soccer, I could see an imbalance — the physical was accentuated and had all the time and attention.
- Feb 25,
2020 and 2021 have been difficult for college sports teams — seasons postponed, games canceled, college recruiting stopped, scholarships extended, and more. During such times, as coaches and athletes alike struggle with the every shifting, ever adapting changes it can be a vital space for a chaplain to step into and serve, and love, and speak truth. Well today, on the From the Touchline podcast, Chaplain Miss Kim joins me on the podcast to share a bit about her life story and to talk about her work with the Trinity International University Men's Soccer Team. Kim's unique role wasn't something she necessarily sought out, but God opened an amazing door and looking back over her life story, it's easy toFeb 24,
I had a lot of fun this past week being in studio with Jared Haley, Pastor of Innovation, and Ministry Intern, Reagan Ritchey, at Crossroads Church in Thornton, Colorado. Just after starting, Jared had a bit of a gaffe with my last name, but all in good fun. During the interview we talk a bit about how I came to be the volunteer chaplain for the Colorado Rapids, favorite sports moments, and a riveting (or not so riveting) game of Would You Rather? Jared and I go back a number of years to a church where I once came and spoke, and as the podcast goes on, you will see, we learn that we have some other things in common,Feb 18,
Hoy es Miércoles de Ceniza y el momento en que la iglesia y los cristianos de todo el mundo marcan el comienzo de la temporada de Cuaresma y los 40 días previos al Domingo de Pascua. Hoy, en el podcast From the Touchline, en lugar de hacer un podcast separado, simplemente tomé el audio (tanto en inglés como en español y lo puse en nuestro formato típico). Te animo a que consultes el servicio grabado en nuestra página de YouTube; tendremos enlaces en el sitio web, nuestras redes sociales y nuestra aplicación, pero si no puedes ver el servicio de video por alguna razón, pensé que el audio estaría en menos mejor que nada. Doy una breve introducción en el podcast, asíFeb 17,
Today is Ash Wednesday and the time that the church and Christians around the world mark the beginning of the season of Lent and the 40 days or so leading up to Easter Sunday. Today, on the From the Touchline podcast, instead of doing a separate podcast, I have simply taken the audio (both English and Spanish and put it into our typical format). I encourage you to check out the recorded service on our YouTube page — we will have linked on the website, our social media outlets and on our app, but if you cannot watch the video service for some reason, I thought the audio would be at least better than nothing. You can watch on our website,Feb 17,