• We start episode five, season one and Coach Lasso makes the comment, "It feels good to laugh." Lasso has just been opening up to Rebecca about his marital issues and some of the struggle its been to try and preserve the marriage. His joke about couple's therapy breaks some of the tension he feels and reveals the depth of hurt and pain in the same moment. Perhaps you have heard it said, "laughter is the best medicine"? That phrase may have originated from a verse in Proverbs (17:22) which says, "A cheerful heart is good medicine." In today's "Lessons from Lasso," we look at the role of laughter in helping us cope when life is hard or things go bad

    Jun 29,
  • Sorry — it could be due to travel, work, or other commitments, but we just couldn't get the show produced for today. Don't give up on us yet! Listen to a past podcast, or, better yet — write us a review on your favorite podcast distribution platform. Thanks for being a faithful listener and follower, we don't take it lightly! From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 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). Also, don't forget that you can listen in our app,

    Jun 22,
  • Soccer Chaplains United has officially come full circle! Today we are excited to announce Wayne Pirmann, Ph.D., MSFS as coming on board the ministry team. Wayne will assist with the financial development and fiscal stability of the organization as the ministry continues to grow and expand. Wayne will serve as the first Development Officer in our history, and will be in a role that suits Wayne and his gifting, talents, and life experience well. You can read more about Wayne at his bio page here. I asked Wayne what his hopes were in working with and for Soccer Chaplains United, and in typically Wayne-fashion, he replied with a wry grin, Why am I even working? And why for Soccer Chaplains United?

    Jun 20,
  • We finally come to the end of episode four, season one and we see Coach Lasso and Coach Beard walking home after the gala. Beard is a mess — his girlfriend has dumped him. He put the "game" (of chess) before the dame, and it seems like this isn't the first time. In today's "Lessons from Lasso," we talk about first things — and how when we get our priorities wrong, it tends to mess up a lot of different things. Jesus and C.S. Lewis offer us wisdom and instruction into how to correctly prioritize things in life — and for my friends in football, the simple way that I remember it is with the phrase, "Faith, family, football." It's

    Jun 15,
  • Soccer Chaplains United is pleased to announce the addition of Tiago Souza to the chaplaincy team. Tiago, a native of Brazil, will be assisting with chaplaincy in the Pacific Northwest, as well as adding to the communications and also assisting with Portuguese translations for the group, as a whole. A graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Tiago is currently the Communications Manager at GracePoint Church in Bremerton, WA. You can see Tiago's biography page (also in Portuguese) here. Tiago became familiar with Chaplain Jubal McDaniel (Tacoma Defiance, MLS Next Pro) and watched Jubal in his chaplaincy role. A passionate soccer fan, Tiago took great interest in Jubal's work with the team. One of Tiago's roommates, during his time at Liberty,

    Jun 13,