THE INCREASE: Acknowledging the Author – Jack Easterby

Mankind’s biggest problem is not knowing or admitting its authorship. We find ourselves at Chapter 9 of God’s story and want to write Chapters 9-20 on our own. We think we have a pretty...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Monday, October 16, 2017

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up...

ONE COACH: Why I coach – Steve Broussard

The morning bell rings at Fort Vancouver High School and students race through the halls trying to get to class, when a teaching moment arises. The new football head coach went to open a door...

College Football Game of the Week: Red River Showdown

The biggest party in the Cotton Bowl every year happens on the second week of October with the Red River Showdown. The burnt orange of the Texas Longhorns take on the crimson red of...

Eagles WR Marcus Johnson gets baptized prior to beating Panthers Thursday Night

The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. On Thursday Night, they defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-23 and moved to 5-1, best record in the NFC. Quarterback Carson Wentz...

THE INCREASE: Kingdom-Focused – Demario Davis

Having just secured our third win in a row, team morale is rising and we’re becoming more confident week by week. Though our team is fairly new together, our chemistry has been crazy. We’ve...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Friday, October 13, 2017

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower...

NEW PODCAST: Emily Austen, Former Fox Sports Reporter

THIS IS EPISODE 46 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Emily Austen is a former reporter for Fox Sports. She also had stints at the Golf Channel and as a digital reporter with the Boston Celtics. In...

ONE COACH: Crafting Warriors through mission projects

You can tell a lot about the priorities of a coach by taking a look at their team's mission statement. For the coaches at Spartanburg Christian Academy Warriors in Spartanburg, S.C., they crafted a mission...

NFL Game of the Week: Philadelphia Eagles vs Carolina Panthers

Thursday Night Football is usually the ire of football fans, but this week is much different. The Philadelphia Eagles travel to Carolina to take on the Cam Newton and the Panthers. Both teams sport a...

Astros pitcher Collin McHugh says God has sustained him during the ups and downs...

 This story was published in the Spring 2015 Digital issue of Sports Spectrum.  Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh and his wife’s three-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the East Atlanta Village is more than a home. It’s...

THE INCREASE: 5 Increase Questions with Cardinals pitcher Luke Weaver

We talked with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Luke Weaver about his faith journey, how he’s living in the increase of Christ, and the mentors that have impacted his life. Here’s what he had to...

Jim Caldwell – Sports Spectrum Quotable

“I know prayer is needed in my profession. My prayer life is what keeps me in balance. It doesn’t let me get out of wack. It’s about solitude and being on your knees.” - Jim...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." - (Matthew 11:28 NIV) Take a break I am not really a NASCAR fan, but I love the movie Days...

Yankees great Mariano Rivera tells students how to overcome failure

The New York Yankees were up 2-1 in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Just four outs from winning their fourth consecutive World Series title. Mariano Rivera, baseball's greatest closer,...

It’s Time

I remember the day like it was yesterday. It was my first day playing football of any kind. It was flag football, I was on the Cowboys, and I was 7 years old. I didn't...

THE INCREASE: Defending the Defenseless – Adam LaRoche

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.”— Psalm 82:3 I love this Psalm. One of my greatest passions is caring for the oppressed. It breaks my heart...

Cubs Anthony Rizzo treats kid with cancer to baseball playoff game

When Anthony Rizzo lined a RBI single to right, giving the Cubs a 2-0 lead in Game 1 of the NLDS, Ethan, a Chicago Cubs fan battling cancer, was cheering the loudest. The All-Start first...

Yan Gomes – Sports Spectrum Quotable

“We’re on the biggest stage of sports, and we get to share our faith and talk to people about what we believe in. I love Jesus, and He has kept me this way.” - Yan...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Wednesday, October 11, 2017

“I seek you with all of my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119: 10-11) God’s...

Iowa Hawkeyes’ new tradition honors children’s hospital with a ‘wave’

It's a simple gesture, but it touches the hearts of many. At the end of the first quarter of Iowa Hawkeyes football games, the fans and even the visiting team at Kinnick Stadium stand up...

Brandon Marshall says “God’s Delay Isn’t God’s Denial” in Instagram post announcing end to...

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall announced he'll have ankle surgery, ending his 2017 NFL season. The announcement came in an Instagram post that Marshall penned to his followers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BaDQu2OB5MA/?hl=en&taken-by=bmarshall "Tomorrow I’ll have surgery ending year...

NEW PODCAST: David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals Running Back

THIS IS EPISODE 45 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST David Johnson is a running back with the Arizona Cardinals. He was selected in the 3rd round (86th overall) by Arizona in the 2015 NFL Draft. In...

Josh McCown – Sports Spectrum Quotable

“When I sit in my quiet moments, I say I want to please God, my heart is to please God, and there’s gotta be faith involved, and there’s gotta be things and elements in...

THE INCREASE: Expecting a Great Change – Trey Burton

A few weeks ago we held a fundraising event during our kickoff game against the Redskins. It was a fan-base competition to see whose fans could raise the most money and commit more Freedom...

Sports Spectrum Devotional – Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What Makes a Great Teammate?  Whether we participate in sports or not we all have teammates.  At work, in our family, at board meetings, at church, and in many different settings, we are a part...

NFL Week 5 Recap: Best Performances

This just in, Aaron Rodgers is pretty good. Green Bay's star QB drove the Packers down the field to another game-winning drive against the Dallas Cowboys. Rodgers wasn't the only quarterback that had a...

Chiefs Chris Conley sends important reminder after suffering season ending injury

The Kansas City Chiefs are the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL with a 5-0 record after beating the Houston Texans Sunday Night 42-34. But the news wasn't all good as wide receiver Chris...

After 3 years of waiting, Dre Brown makes Illinois debut with renewed faith

After 2 torn ACL injuries, 2 sprained MCL injuries, a stress fracture and 4 knee surgeries, Dre Brown, wearing number 27, was able to make his debut in a game for Illinois. "It was amazing,"...

First African-American woman to call a nationally-televised college football game thanks Jesus for opportunity

Last Thursday, October 5, 2017, Tiffany Greene became the first African-American woman to call a nationally-televised college football game. Along with Jay Walker, Greene called the Alcorn State vs Alabama State game, televised nationally in...