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  • From the Touchline

    The consequences of sin are some times the thing we fear most — no it's not the confrontation or the confession — sometimes when that happens we feel lifted, lighter. It's almost a relief when the truth comes to life. However, when we have the short and long-term consequences of sin that we have to face — those things can be painful, hurtful, and we might wonder if we will ever recover My best mate, Fraser Keay, concludes the month of January with the last parts of one of his published biblical monologues. He narrates a time in King David's (Israel) life when he abused his kingly power and fell from God's grace. Today, in parts 5 and 6, we see David

  • I had the exciting privilege last week to visit on Zoom with several sports chaplains serving in Russia. The sports chaplaincy meeting featured a couple of American chaplains (including myself) sharing different chaplaincy outreach methods during this global pandemic and hearing from the Russian chaplains about the various ministry opportunities that they have had during the last year or so. One of the things that I shared as being an "adaptation" during the pandemic has been sending audio prayers to different athletes, coaches, and staff. Different than a text message or even a Zoom Bible study or meeting, being able to pray over people — whether before a match or during a difficult time — has been one of the things

  • From the Touchline

    We all need truth-tellers in our lives — you know, a person who isn't afraid to tell you like it is, ready to call you out when you start to go astray. And this can be hard — to be confronted with the truth. What is your response when that happens? Do you get defensive? Are you stoic and unwavering? Or, is there a sense of sadness and repentance when you realize you've sinned, messed up, made a mistake? My best mate, Fraser Keay, continues to share with us during the month of January through one of his published biblical monologues. He narrates a time in King David's (Israel) life when he abused his kingly power and fell from God's

  • From the Touchline

    Have you ever sinned, or messed up really bad, and then you tried to "cover it up"? How did that go? How long until it was discovered or you were found out? How far down the rabbit hole did you go trying to cover up one lie or sin with another and another? My best mate, Fraser Keay, joins us during the month of January to share one of his published biblical monologues. He narrates a time in King David's (Israel) life when he abused his kingly power and fell from God's grace. This story is powerful. Today, in part 2, we look at David's sin and subsequent coverup — which just unravels more and more. In today's From the

  • From the Touchline

    At what point do you and I become apathetic? Whether it has to do with our football, our family and relationships, or even our faith — we all face times in our lives when we lose sight and lose hope and become lazy and indifferent toward these crucial things in our lives. My best mate, Fraser Keay, joins us again during the month of January to share one of his published biblical monologues, this time narrating King David's abuse of power and fall from grace. This story is powerful, as we look at the danger of apathy in our vocation or, more dangerously, towards God and towards others. In today's From the Touchline episode, Fraser Keay ("Kay") lends his voice and

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    The end of 2020 saw turbulent year and difficult start to a new decade. As 2019 was coming to a close, we identified 20 Things to Watch for in 2020 and we take a look back now at how we did. 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 20 chaplains by 2020 across all levels and we are close to accomplishing that goal. Prayer: for chaplain placements and opportunities in 2020 to go smoothly. How we did: when soccer and the world