Carl Nassib comes out as Christian

The biggest sports news of the day is that Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out as gay as the first active NFL player: The timing for this announcement is very appropriate as the NFL and the world at large are observing pride month. But Carl has professed other personal things on his Instagram in the past. In December 2020 he shared a Christmas greeting: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carl Nassib (@carlnassib) In June of 2020, Carl confessed to being a God-father, which in the Christian tradition means, he takes charge of the spiritual well-being of a little person. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carl Nassib (@carlnassib) In April 2020, Carl’s birthday happened to coincide with Easter. The feast of resurrection is so important to the defensive end that he mentions it in his birthday post: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carl Nassib (@carlnassib) In August 2019, Car

International Day of Yoga

June 21 is the International Day of Yoga. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations picked the  2021 Theme: Yoga for well-being . If you’ve been stressed by disconnecting through social distancing, maybe the integration of body and mind that yoga promotes may be good for you. sports books | spirituality books

PlayersPrayers is back

It's been 10 years since we decided to suspend PlayersPrayers. A lot has happened since. Our three kids have established themselves in their own sports: swimming, MMA, and baseball. But most recently, the global COVID-19 pandemic has driven followers of sports and spirituality more to the screens. I recently attend my first in-person professional sporting event in over 18 months. We have begun to attend in-person church again. In our area poeple are going back to church and stadium. The intersection of sports and spirituality remains alive and well, and PlayersPrayers is back to shed some light on it. We remain open to all faiths and sports with an international perspective. Our platform may adjust. For now, Blogger is around and working, as are Twitter and and Youtube. All these channels will receive significant updates in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! PlayersPrayers is back! Please leave a comment about what you would like to see here in the future. sports books | spirituality b

The End

PlayersPrayers was started on March 30th in 2004. This blog was a place where sport meets spirituality. On December 14th 2006 an international edition was launched . All of the international articles are now part of my consolidated lifestream at . The two former blogs are discontinued. Old photos can still be viewed on flickr and videos on youtube .


This blog is on hold until further notice. sports books | spirituality books


OMG! You can't say that! But more and more people do and they have a good reason:"You wouldn’t believe in a God who didn’t want us to have emotion," said Jay, who prefers "Jesus Christ" and "God damn" on the golf course. "You can’t have a religion that doesn’t have forgiveness about these kinds of things either." read more | digg story

Faith makes Warner win Super Bowl

Being a person of faith helps you leading a focused life. That is why Mark Kriegel thinks God wants Kurt Warner to win another Super Bowl. read more | digg story

666 Training

Can you believe that Marc & Derek promote a 666 Training?- Sounds like a sound routine : "6 sets of 6 reps in 6 minutes flat! Feel the burn on that last set!" Burns like hell! sports books | spirituality books

Christmas Linebacker

The Christmas Linebacker brings the Christ back to Christmas.

A Sporting Christmas on Twitter

On Christmas Eve seven Twitterers hit the Gym and a Church. On Christmas Day it was just scotthoff . jgoonan was the only to workout and pray on Christmas Eve, which was true for galeshka on Christmas Day. sports books | spirituality books