THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING PAUL PUTZ
Paul Putz is the assistant director of the Faith and Sports Institute at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary. His research and writing has been featured by Christianity Today, Slate, National Public Radio and more.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Paul Putz and explore the history of sports and faith, the birth of some national sports ministries (Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes In Action and Pro Athletes Outreach), and look at some of the influential figures who have lived out their faith publicly, including James Naismith, John Wooden, Jackie Robinson, Tony Dungy, Reggie White and Tim Tebow.
46: One of the players Williams brought to Philly, Julius Erving, helped to launch Sports Spectrum, which is the leading evangelical sports publication today.
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— Paul Putz (@p_emory) November 2, 2021