• The Coronavirus is making headlines locally and around the world. The virus is having an even greater impact on economies and supply chains and is even effecting the beautiful game in a negative way. The virus is certainly on the radar as football (soccer) governing bodies are discussing suspending league play in certain countries to avert a greater crisis. And talk of suspending the Olympic games and more show how the virus is impacting even the sports that many love. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad looks at what the Bible says about a Christian believers response during times like these. Building off of descriptions of the events of the last days found in the book of Revelation,

    Mar 11,
  • Defend Memphis, the motto of United Soccer League - Championship team, Memphis 901 FC, has an interesting history behind it. That motto not only helps characterize the city of Memphis, it can give inspiration to others, as well. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad hosts special guest Rev Greg Aydt, chaplain for Memphis 901 FC. Rev Brad and Rev Greg talk about Greg's experience for the first year working with Memphis 901 FC, life in the USL- Championship, and how chaplains can offer support for athletes, coaches, and staff when they go through the ups and downs of the game. Resources referenced in today's podcast include: How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life, Dr. Bob Rotella From

    Mar 04,
  • Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent. For the next 40 days (excluding Sundays) Christians around the world will "practice Lent" in this time leading up to Easter. Perhaps Lent is a familiar space for you - one in which you have grown up in. Or, maybe, Ash Wednesday is that one day a year where you wonder why people are walking about with black marks on their foreheads? Wherever you are in your experience, knowledge or understanding of Lent and its practice — there is an invitation to draw closer to God and to examine one's faith and spiritual practice in an intentional way, during this season. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad briefly shares

    Feb 26,
  • To what team do you ascribe allegiance to? What team/sport do you avidly follow or you might even say you, "bleed these colors?" Our allegiances to sports teams are not something that are lightly considered — and a plethora of reasons exist for the way that we follow and cheer on our sports teams. Maybe it was where we grew up, how we were raised or a special or significant person who shared their interest with us. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad looks at the topic of allegiances. While it is common to be a die hard fan for a sports team, our allegiance to God and spiritual things is often times something very different. Referenced in

    Feb 19,
  • Recently, Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and the volunteer chaplain for the Colorado Rapids returned from a month-long sabbatical. His time away during the month of January was filled with rest and learning to shut-down and say 'no' to several things. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad shares about his sabbatical and offers some reflections and encouragement from his time away from ministry. He shares four key learnings that he takes away from his time of rest that may be helpful (though challenging) for anyone in and around the game of football. Referenced in today's podcast are two key scriptures from the Bible: Mark 6:31 — ...he [Jesus] said to them, “Come

    Feb 12,