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Sports Spectrum Podcast
MLB pitcher Trevor Rosenthal on his roller coaster baseball journey and trusting God

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 37:30


Trevor Rosenthal is a professional baseball pitcher who has been in the Major Leagues since 2012. Originally selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 21st round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft, Rosenthal made his MLB debut three years later and became a staple in the St. Louis bullpen.  In 2015 Rosenthal was named the National League All-Star team and finished second in saves in both 2014 and 2015. After going through some difficult seasons and dealing with injuries, he returned in the shortened 2020 season and had 11 saves helping the Padres to a playoff berth. Today on the podcast, we talk to Trevor Rosenthal about trusting in God over the past five years as his baseball career has seen ups and downs and twists and turns.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more. http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Alabama men's basketball coach Nate Oats on tragedy, adversity and prayer

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 23:25


Nate Oats has been the head coach of the University of Alabama men's basketball program since March 2019. He came to Tuscaloosa after five successful years as the head coach at the University of Buffalo. He is a two-time MAC Coach of the Year  and the 2021 SEC Coach of the Year. On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Coach Oats about how he has dealt with a former player's arrest a few weeks ago on January 15 and trusting in God to guide him through prayer and scripture to lead his team and move forward for the rest of the 2022-23 college basketball season. Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more. http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
MLB pitcher Austin Adams on his newfound faith in Jesus and serving with Compassion International in the Dominican Republic

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 44:38


Austin Adams is a MLB pitcher who was selected in the 8th round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft by the Angels. He was traded to the Nationals and spent three seasons with Washington (2017-19), one with Seattle (2019) and then three with the Padres (2020-2022). Today on the podcast, we talk to Austin Adams about giving his life to Christ in August 2021, living a life of surrender, making his MLB debut with Washington in 2017 and why his faith has led him to serve with Compassion International.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more. http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Former NFL player and coach Jim Zorn on his love for Seattle and leading with Christ at the center

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 37:30


Jim Zorn is a former NFL player and NFL head coach who was the first ever starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks in their expansion season of 1976. Zorn would remain the starter for the next 7 seasons and finished his Seahawks career in 1984. After a few more seasons, he was finished with football after the 1987 season and then turned his attention to coaching.  In 2001, Zorn returned to the team he played with for so many years and was the quarterback coach for the Seahawks. In 2005, his team won the NFC championship and went on to Super Bowl XL against the Steelers. Zorn had a stint as an NFL head coach in 2008 and 2009 with Washington.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Jim Zorn about his NFL playing career, living his faith out each day, the comparisons of coaching and playing as a Christian and his desire to finish well as he approaches 70 years old in 2023.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more. http://TheIncrease.com 

Fight Laugh Feast USA
Daily News Brief for Thursday, January 26th, 2023 [Daily News Brief]

Fight Laugh Feast USA

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 17:16


The Woke Have Hurt The Vulnerable W/ Former Levi’s CMO Jennifer Sey - Play 0:10-1:19 This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Thursday, January 26th, 2023, and that was the former Levi’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jennifer Sey in our back stage portal. If you want to access our backstage content, you know what to do… head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get yourself a club membership. Again, that’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://thepostmillennial.com/idaho-massacre-suspect-had-job-interview-with-same-police-department-that-aided-in-his-arrest?utm_campaign=64487 Idaho massacre suspect had job interview with same police department that aided in his arrest Bryan Kohbeger, the 28-year-old PhD criminology student suspected of murdering four University of Idaho students in November, reportedly met with the police chief of the same department that helped track him across the country, ultimately leading to his arrest. According to The New York Times, the Washington State University student met with Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins on April 12, 2022, according to emails the publication obtained. Hours after the meeting, Kohberger followed up with Jenkins, writing "It was a great pleasure to meet with you today and share my thoughts and excitement regarding the research assistantship for public safety." The publication reported that the accused killer was looking to land a three-year research assistant position in public safety, which was being offered through WSU's doctorate program. Inside Edition reported that the job description posted by the school stated that "the purpose of these positions is to support each agency through data management and analysis, and to position them for success when they seek external funding." It is currently unknown if Kohberger landed the position. It is also unclear if this research role is the same position referenced in Kohberger's probable cause affidavit, which claims that he "wrote an essay when he applied for an internship with the Pullman Police Department in the fall of 2022." According to the affidavit, Kohberger "had an interest in assisting rural law enforcement agencies with how to better collect and analyze technical data in public safety operations." The brutal stabbing murders of Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20, all students at the University of Idaho, led law enforcement on a cross-country chase all the way to Kohberger's hometown in Pennsylvania. According to the Post Millenial, It was the Pullman police department that collaborated with federal law enforcement in tracking the suspect after he left Moscow, Idaho. https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crime-hoax-idaho-police-white-power-graffiti-high-school-created-rival-hispanic-gangs Hate crime hoax: Idaho police say 'White Power' graffiti on high school created by 'rival' Hispanic gangs An Idaho police department determined that "White Power" graffiti found at a local high school was not an act of hate, but an "act of intimidation" between two "rival Hispanic criminal street gangs." "At this time, detectives no longer believe the incident to be motivated by hate but rather an act of intimidation between two rival Hispanic criminal street gangs from Caldwell," the Caldwell Police Department said on Facebook. "Detectives are basing this off of evidence, video, and other factors discovered in the course of the investigation." The words "White Power" were found spray-painted on the side of Caldwell High School last Thursday, two days after the high school held a "Brown Pride" protest, the Idaho Statesman reported. The Tuesday protest was held in support of a student who was told to remove a hooded sweatshirt reading "Brown Pride" because other people reportedly found it "racist," the outlet reported. School officials reportedly compared the phrase to a "white pride" shirt, according to the student who was told to remove the shirt, Brenda Hernandez. She ultimately turned the hoodie inside-out so the phrase could not be seen while she was on school property. Caldwell High School principal Anita Wilson said at the time that the school has a strict dress code "compared to other school districts because Caldwell has had a gang problem before, and 'Brown Pride' is associated with gangs." After the graffiti was found Thursday, the police chief denounced what at the time appeared to be an act of hate, saying "we will not tolerate hate in our city and will ensure that whoever is responsible for this will be held accountable for their actions." On Friday, police provided an update that the graffiti vandalism is believed to be a "diversion tactic" used by one of the Hispanic gangs in the area to avoid being caught by police, and "was possibly done to exploit the recent protest at Caldwell High School." Police posted screenshots of surveillance footage from the night the school was vandalized, showing individuals wearing black masks and hoodies standing near a wall while holding what appears to be spray paint. Police said they believe two groups of four people, or a total of eight suspects, arrived in two separate cars on Thursday to graffiti the school. Caldwell Chief of Police Rex Ingram lauded his department for its investigation and vowed to track down those responsible. A police spokesperson further clarified to Fox News Digital Monday that the department believes the vandalism is gang related as it is "consistent with gang activity and we’ve identified the tagging as consistent with gangs in the area." The spokesperson added that the department has additional evidence, but is not releasing the details as the investigation is ongoing. https://freebeacon.com/democrats/convenient-timing-pelosi-sold-3-million-of-google-stock-weeks-before-doj-launched-antitrust-probe/ Convenient Timing: Pelosi Sold $3 Million of Google Stock Weeks Before DOJ Launched Antitrust Probe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and her multimillionaire husband sold up to $3 million in shares of Google in recent weeks—just before the Biden Justice Department launched an antitrust probe of the tech giant. Paul Pelosi sold 30,000 shares of Google from Dec. 20 to Dec. 28, according to a financial disclosure filing the former House speaker submitted to the House Ethics Committee. The Pelosis made an undisclosed profit from the investments, according to the filing. The trade proved timely. On Monday, the Justice Department and attorneys general from eight states—including California—sued Google over its monopoly on the digital ad market. The lawsuit could force Google to break up its online ad business, which generated nearly $55 billion in revenue for the company in the most recent quarter. Google's stock has dropped around 6 percent since the Justice Department announced the lawsuit. The trades are the latest in a string of questionable transactions for Paul and Nancy. They saved roughly $600,000 in June by selling shares of microchip maker Nvidia weeks before the U.S. government placed restrictions on the company's business in China and Russia. The Pelosis have seen their fortune grow $140 million since 2008, thanks largely to Paul Pelosi's stock trades, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Pelosi's stock market charades have sparked calls for tougher regulations on members of Congress cashing in on their positions of power. Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) on Tuesday introduced the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act—the PELOSI Act—to prohibit members of Congress and their spouses from owning or trading individual stocks. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/25/us-m1-abrams-biden-tanks-ukraine-russia-war US joins Germany in sending tanks to Ukraine as Biden hails ‘united’ effort Joe Biden has approved sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a significant escalation in the US effort to counter Russian aggression as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront falls away. The reversal of the US’s previous position came after Germany confirmed it will make 14 of its Leopard 2A6 tanks available for Ukraine’s war effort, and give partner countries its permission to re-export other battle tanks to aid Kyiv. By agreeing to send the Abrams, the US is able to meet the demand of the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, for an American commitment but without having to send the tanks immediately. Biden added: “We remain united and determined as ever in our conviction and our cause. These tanks are further evidence of our enduring, unflagging commitment to Ukraine and our confidence in the skill of the Ukrainian forces.” Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy applauded Biden for the “powerful decision to provide Abrams,” declaring on Twitter that “the free world is united as never before”. Earlier, the president had spoken by phone with president Emmanuel Macron of France, Scholz of Germany, prime minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy and prime minister Rishi Sunak of Britain. Biden said: “Germany has really stepped up. The chancellor’s been a strong, strong voice for unity.” In public statements, Washington and Berlin had denied any connection between their respective decisions on tanks, although media reports said German officials had made clear in private that the Leopards were conditional on the US making a similar commitment. https://www.christiantoday.com/article/only.a.minority.of.parents.emphasize.passing.on.their.faith.to.children.study/139756.htm Only a minority of parents emphasize passing on their faith to children: From Christianity Today: While mental health concerns top the list of worries for parents today, and studies suggest religion is good for mental health, passing on their religious beliefs to their children is not highly prioritized by US adults with children younger than 18, new data from the Pew Research Center show. Across racial and ethnic lines, overwhelming majorities of U.S. adults with children younger than 18 believe being a parent is either one of or the most important aspect of who they are as a person. But when it comes to prioritizing the passing on of their faith to their children, white Evangelicals and black Protestants are the only two Christian groups where a majority of parents prioritize this. "Parents place less importance on their children growing up to have religious or political beliefs that are similar to their own. About a third (35%) say it is extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs, and 16% say the same about their children's political beliefs," Pew researchers Rachel Minkin and Juliana Horowitz said in Parenting in America Today released on Tuesday. "Republican and Democratic parents are about equally likely to say it's at least very important to them that their children share their political beliefs." Data for Parenting in America Today came from some 3,757 U.S. parents with children younger than 18, which was collected as part of a larger survey conducted from Sept. 20 to Oct. 2, 2022, to better understand how American parents approach parenting. Only 40% of black parents and 39% of Hispanic parents in the study told researchers that it's extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs. That share is even lower among white and Asian parents where only 32% say it's important that their children share the same religion. Results of a survey of nearly 10,000 young people ages 13-25 about their beliefs, practices, behaviors, relationships and mental health published last October by Springtide Research Institute in The State of Religion & Young People 2022: Mental Health–What Faith Leaders Need to Know, it was found that during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, 53% of respondents reported that mental health was their biggest challenge. Yet only 34% reported being comfortable talking about their struggle with adults. Some 57% said new spiritual practices helped them endure the pandemic and more than half (51%) said they turned to prayer. Others turned to activities like reading, yoga, the arts or being in nature. The study found that while religion and spirituality "can be strong antidotes to much of what contributes to mental-health struggles among young people" and that "people who are religious are better off mentally and emotionally," only 35% of the respondents said they are connected to a religious community. Respondents connected to a religious community were found to be more likely to say they are "flourishing a lot" in their mental and emotional well-being (29%) than those not connected to a religious community (20%). Respondents who say they are "very religious" were more likely to report that they are "flourishing a lot" (40%) compared to those who say they are not religious (17%). Respondents who are "not religious" were more than twice as likely to say they are "not flourishing" (44%) than "very religious" respondents. The study appeared to confirm decades of previous research pointing to a positive relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health. New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://www.foxnews.com/sports/49ers-brock-purdy-receives-praise-keeping-faith-picture-ahead-nfc-title 49ers' Brock Purdy receives praise for keeping his faith in the picture ahead of NFC title San Francisco 49ers rising star Brock Purdy is on the brink of making history. The quarterback could become the first rookie to lead his team to a Super Bowl appearance. He’s the latest rookie quarterback to guide his team to a conference championship. And while Purdy has won each of the seven games he’s started, he’s receiving praise for another reason — putting faith first. The former Iowa State standout has been open about his religion. The Woke Have Hurt The Vulnerable W/ Former Levi’s CMO Jennifer Sey - Play 0:10-1:19 This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Thursday, January 26th, 2023, and that was the former Levi’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jennifer Sey in our back stage portal. If you want to access our backstage content, you know what to do… head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get yourself a club membership. Again, that’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://thepostmillennial.com/idaho-massacre-suspect-had-job-interview-with-same-police-department-that-aided-in-his-arrest?utm_campaign=64487 Idaho massacre suspect had job interview with same police department that aided in his arrest Bryan Kohbeger, the 28-year-old PhD criminology student suspected of murdering four University of Idaho students in November, reportedly met with the police chief of the same department that helped track him across the country, ultimately leading to his arrest. According to The New York Times, the Washington State University student met with Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins on April 12, 2022, according to emails the publication obtained. Hours after the meeting, Kohberger followed up with Jenkins, writing "It was a great pleasure to meet with you today and share my thoughts and excitement regarding the research assistantship for public safety." The publication reported that the accused killer was looking to land a three-year research assistant position in public safety, which was being offered through WSU's doctorate program. Inside Edition reported that the job description posted by the school stated that "the purpose of these positions is to support each agency through data management and analysis, and to position them for success when they seek external funding." It is currently unknown if Kohberger landed the position. It is also unclear if this research role is the same position referenced in Kohberger's probable cause affidavit, which claims that he "wrote an essay when he applied for an internship with the Pullman Police Department in the fall of 2022." According to the affidavit, Kohberger "had an interest in assisting rural law enforcement agencies with how to better collect and analyze technical data in public safety operations." The brutal stabbing murders of Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20, all students at the University of Idaho, led law enforcement on a cross-country chase all the way to Kohberger's hometown in Pennsylvania. According to the Post Millenial, It was the Pullman police department that collaborated with federal law enforcement in tracking the suspect after he left Moscow, Idaho. https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crime-hoax-idaho-police-white-power-graffiti-high-school-created-rival-hispanic-gangs Hate crime hoax: Idaho police say 'White Power' graffiti on high school created by 'rival' Hispanic gangs An Idaho police department determined that "White Power" graffiti found at a local high school was not an act of hate, but an "act of intimidation" between two "rival Hispanic criminal street gangs." "At this time, detectives no longer believe the incident to be motivated by hate but rather an act of intimidation between two rival Hispanic criminal street gangs from Caldwell," the Caldwell Police Department said on Facebook. "Detectives are basing this off of evidence, video, and other factors discovered in the course of the investigation." The words "White Power" were found spray-painted on the side of Caldwell High School last Thursday, two days after the high school held a "Brown Pride" protest, the Idaho Statesman reported. The Tuesday protest was held in support of a student who was told to remove a hooded sweatshirt reading "Brown Pride" because other people reportedly found it "racist," the outlet reported. School officials reportedly compared the phrase to a "white pride" shirt, according to the student who was told to remove the shirt, Brenda Hernandez. She ultimately turned the hoodie inside-out so the phrase could not be seen while she was on school property. Caldwell High School principal Anita Wilson said at the time that the school has a strict dress code "compared to other school districts because Caldwell has had a gang problem before, and 'Brown Pride' is associated with gangs." After the graffiti was found Thursday, the police chief denounced what at the time appeared to be an act of hate, saying "we will not tolerate hate in our city and will ensure that whoever is responsible for this will be held accountable for their actions." On Friday, police provided an update that the graffiti vandalism is believed to be a "diversion tactic" used by one of the Hispanic gangs in the area to avoid being caught by police, and "was possibly done to exploit the recent protest at Caldwell High School." Police posted screenshots of surveillance footage from the night the school was vandalized, showing individuals wearing black masks and hoodies standing near a wall while holding what appears to be spray paint. Police said they believe two groups of four people, or a total of eight suspects, arrived in two separate cars on Thursday to graffiti the school. Caldwell Chief of Police Rex Ingram lauded his department for its investigation and vowed to track down those responsible. A police spokesperson further clarified to Fox News Digital Monday that the department believes the vandalism is gang related as it is "consistent with gang activity and we’ve identified the tagging as consistent with gangs in the area." The spokesperson added that the department has additional evidence, but is not releasing the details as the investigation is ongoing. https://freebeacon.com/democrats/convenient-timing-pelosi-sold-3-million-of-google-stock-weeks-before-doj-launched-antitrust-probe/ Convenient Timing: Pelosi Sold $3 Million of Google Stock Weeks Before DOJ Launched Antitrust Probe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and her multimillionaire husband sold up to $3 million in shares of Google in recent weeks—just before the Biden Justice Department launched an antitrust probe of the tech giant. Paul Pelosi sold 30,000 shares of Google from Dec. 20 to Dec. 28, according to a financial disclosure filing the former House speaker submitted to the House Ethics Committee. The Pelosis made an undisclosed profit from the investments, according to the filing. The trade proved timely. On Monday, the Justice Department and attorneys general from eight states—including California—sued Google over its monopoly on the digital ad market. The lawsuit could force Google to break up its online ad business, which generated nearly $55 billion in revenue for the company in the most recent quarter. Google's stock has dropped around 6 percent since the Justice Department announced the lawsuit. The trades are the latest in a string of questionable transactions for Paul and Nancy. They saved roughly $600,000 in June by selling shares of microchip maker Nvidia weeks before the U.S. government placed restrictions on the company's business in China and Russia. The Pelosis have seen their fortune grow $140 million since 2008, thanks largely to Paul Pelosi's stock trades, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Pelosi's stock market charades have sparked calls for tougher regulations on members of Congress cashing in on their positions of power. Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) on Tuesday introduced the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act—the PELOSI Act—to prohibit members of Congress and their spouses from owning or trading individual stocks. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/25/us-m1-abrams-biden-tanks-ukraine-russia-war US joins Germany in sending tanks to Ukraine as Biden hails ‘united’ effort Joe Biden has approved sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a significant escalation in the US effort to counter Russian aggression as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront falls away. The reversal of the US’s previous position came after Germany confirmed it will make 14 of its Leopard 2A6 tanks available for Ukraine’s war effort, and give partner countries its permission to re-export other battle tanks to aid Kyiv. By agreeing to send the Abrams, the US is able to meet the demand of the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, for an American commitment but without having to send the tanks immediately. Biden added: “We remain united and determined as ever in our conviction and our cause. These tanks are further evidence of our enduring, unflagging commitment to Ukraine and our confidence in the skill of the Ukrainian forces.” Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy applauded Biden for the “powerful decision to provide Abrams,” declaring on Twitter that “the free world is united as never before”. Earlier, the president had spoken by phone with president Emmanuel Macron of France, Scholz of Germany, prime minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy and prime minister Rishi Sunak of Britain. Biden said: “Germany has really stepped up. The chancellor’s been a strong, strong voice for unity.” In public statements, Washington and Berlin had denied any connection between their respective decisions on tanks, although media reports said German officials had made clear in private that the Leopards were conditional on the US making a similar commitment. https://www.christiantoday.com/article/only.a.minority.of.parents.emphasize.passing.on.their.faith.to.children.study/139756.htm Only a minority of parents emphasize passing on their faith to children: From Christianity Today: While mental health concerns top the list of worries for parents today, and studies suggest religion is good for mental health, passing on their religious beliefs to their children is not highly prioritized by US adults with children younger than 18, new data from the Pew Research Center show. Across racial and ethnic lines, overwhelming majorities of U.S. adults with children younger than 18 believe being a parent is either one of or the most important aspect of who they are as a person. But when it comes to prioritizing the passing on of their faith to their children, white Evangelicals and black Protestants are the only two Christian groups where a majority of parents prioritize this. "Parents place less importance on their children growing up to have religious or political beliefs that are similar to their own. About a third (35%) say it is extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs, and 16% say the same about their children's political beliefs," Pew researchers Rachel Minkin and Juliana Horowitz said in Parenting in America Today released on Tuesday. "Republican and Democratic parents are about equally likely to say it's at least very important to them that their children share their political beliefs." Data for Parenting in America Today came from some 3,757 U.S. parents with children younger than 18, which was collected as part of a larger survey conducted from Sept. 20 to Oct. 2, 2022, to better understand how American parents approach parenting. Only 40% of black parents and 39% of Hispanic parents in the study told researchers that it's extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs. That share is even lower among white and Asian parents where only 32% say it's important that their children share the same religion. Results of a survey of nearly 10,000 young people ages 13-25 about their beliefs, practices, behaviors, relationships and mental health published last October by Springtide Research Institute in The State of Religion & Young People 2022: Mental Health–What Faith Leaders Need to Know, it was found that during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, 53% of respondents reported that mental health was their biggest challenge. Yet only 34% reported being comfortable talking about their struggle with adults. Some 57% said new spiritual practices helped them endure the pandemic and more than half (51%) said they turned to prayer. Others turned to activities like reading, yoga, the arts or being in nature. The study found that while religion and spirituality "can be strong antidotes to much of what contributes to mental-health struggles among young people" and that "people who are religious are better off mentally and emotionally," only 35% of the respondents said they are connected to a religious community. Respondents connected to a religious community were found to be more likely to say they are "flourishing a lot" in their mental and emotional well-being (29%) than those not connected to a religious community (20%). Respondents who say they are "very religious" were more likely to report that they are "flourishing a lot" (40%) compared to those who say they are not religious (17%). Respondents who are "not religious" were more than twice as likely to say they are "not flourishing" (44%) than "very religious" respondents. The study appeared to confirm decades of previous research pointing to a positive relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health. New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://www.foxnews.com/sports/49ers-brock-purdy-receives-praise-keeping-faith-picture-ahead-nfc-title 49ers' Brock Purdy receives praise for keeping his faith in the picture ahead of NFC title San Francisco 49ers rising star Brock Purdy is on the brink of making history. The quarterback could become the first rookie to lead his team to a Super Bowl appearance. He’s the latest rookie quarterback to guide his team to a conference championship. And while Purdy has won each of the seven games he’s started, he’s receiving praise for another reason — putting faith first. The former Iowa State standout has been open about his religion. Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan's Purse and of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was the latest to congratulate Purdy after his win over the Dallas Cowboys and noted his openness about his belief in God and Jesus Christ. "They’re now just one game away from the Super Bowl! In addition to being a super talented football player, I love the fact that Brock Purdy is so open about his faith in Jesus Christ," Graham wrote Monday in a Facebook post, adding that he was rooting for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl. In the days leading up to the game against the Cowboys, Purdy explained to reporters how he was just trying to stay in the moment amid all the attention swirling around him and his team. Purdy also opened up to Sports Spectrum in 2021 about his faith. He said that while at Iowa State, he asked God to forgive him for putting the sport he loved ahead of his relationship with God. 49ers QB Brock Purdy on his faith in Jesus Christ- Play Video Now, Purdy is one more win away from an improbable appearance at Super Bowl LVII. Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan's Purse and of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was the latest to congratulate Purdy after his win over the Dallas Cowboys and noted his openness about his belief in God and Jesus Christ. "They’re now just one game away from the Super Bowl! In addition to being a super talented football player, I love the fact that Brock Purdy is so open about his faith in Jesus Christ," Graham wrote Monday in a Facebook post, adding that he was rooting for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl. In the days leading up to the game against the Cowboys, Purdy explained to reporters how he was just trying to stay in the moment amid all the attention swirling around him and his team. Purdy also opened up to Sports Spectrum in 2021 about his faith. He said that while at Iowa State, he asked God to forgive him for putting the sport he loved ahead of his relationship with God. 49ers QB Brock Purdy on his faith in Jesus Christ- Play Video Now, Purdy is one more win away from an improbable appearance at Super Bowl LVII.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Thursday, January 26th, 2023 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 17:16


The Woke Have Hurt The Vulnerable W/ Former Levi’s CMO Jennifer Sey - Play 0:10-1:19 This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Thursday, January 26th, 2023, and that was the former Levi’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jennifer Sey in our back stage portal. If you want to access our backstage content, you know what to do… head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get yourself a club membership. Again, that’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://thepostmillennial.com/idaho-massacre-suspect-had-job-interview-with-same-police-department-that-aided-in-his-arrest?utm_campaign=64487 Idaho massacre suspect had job interview with same police department that aided in his arrest Bryan Kohbeger, the 28-year-old PhD criminology student suspected of murdering four University of Idaho students in November, reportedly met with the police chief of the same department that helped track him across the country, ultimately leading to his arrest. According to The New York Times, the Washington State University student met with Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins on April 12, 2022, according to emails the publication obtained. Hours after the meeting, Kohberger followed up with Jenkins, writing "It was a great pleasure to meet with you today and share my thoughts and excitement regarding the research assistantship for public safety." The publication reported that the accused killer was looking to land a three-year research assistant position in public safety, which was being offered through WSU's doctorate program. Inside Edition reported that the job description posted by the school stated that "the purpose of these positions is to support each agency through data management and analysis, and to position them for success when they seek external funding." It is currently unknown if Kohberger landed the position. It is also unclear if this research role is the same position referenced in Kohberger's probable cause affidavit, which claims that he "wrote an essay when he applied for an internship with the Pullman Police Department in the fall of 2022." According to the affidavit, Kohberger "had an interest in assisting rural law enforcement agencies with how to better collect and analyze technical data in public safety operations." The brutal stabbing murders of Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20, all students at the University of Idaho, led law enforcement on a cross-country chase all the way to Kohberger's hometown in Pennsylvania. According to the Post Millenial, It was the Pullman police department that collaborated with federal law enforcement in tracking the suspect after he left Moscow, Idaho. https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crime-hoax-idaho-police-white-power-graffiti-high-school-created-rival-hispanic-gangs Hate crime hoax: Idaho police say 'White Power' graffiti on high school created by 'rival' Hispanic gangs An Idaho police department determined that "White Power" graffiti found at a local high school was not an act of hate, but an "act of intimidation" between two "rival Hispanic criminal street gangs." "At this time, detectives no longer believe the incident to be motivated by hate but rather an act of intimidation between two rival Hispanic criminal street gangs from Caldwell," the Caldwell Police Department said on Facebook. "Detectives are basing this off of evidence, video, and other factors discovered in the course of the investigation." The words "White Power" were found spray-painted on the side of Caldwell High School last Thursday, two days after the high school held a "Brown Pride" protest, the Idaho Statesman reported. The Tuesday protest was held in support of a student who was told to remove a hooded sweatshirt reading "Brown Pride" because other people reportedly found it "racist," the outlet reported. School officials reportedly compared the phrase to a "white pride" shirt, according to the student who was told to remove the shirt, Brenda Hernandez. She ultimately turned the hoodie inside-out so the phrase could not be seen while she was on school property. Caldwell High School principal Anita Wilson said at the time that the school has a strict dress code "compared to other school districts because Caldwell has had a gang problem before, and 'Brown Pride' is associated with gangs." After the graffiti was found Thursday, the police chief denounced what at the time appeared to be an act of hate, saying "we will not tolerate hate in our city and will ensure that whoever is responsible for this will be held accountable for their actions." On Friday, police provided an update that the graffiti vandalism is believed to be a "diversion tactic" used by one of the Hispanic gangs in the area to avoid being caught by police, and "was possibly done to exploit the recent protest at Caldwell High School." Police posted screenshots of surveillance footage from the night the school was vandalized, showing individuals wearing black masks and hoodies standing near a wall while holding what appears to be spray paint. Police said they believe two groups of four people, or a total of eight suspects, arrived in two separate cars on Thursday to graffiti the school. Caldwell Chief of Police Rex Ingram lauded his department for its investigation and vowed to track down those responsible. A police spokesperson further clarified to Fox News Digital Monday that the department believes the vandalism is gang related as it is "consistent with gang activity and we’ve identified the tagging as consistent with gangs in the area." The spokesperson added that the department has additional evidence, but is not releasing the details as the investigation is ongoing. https://freebeacon.com/democrats/convenient-timing-pelosi-sold-3-million-of-google-stock-weeks-before-doj-launched-antitrust-probe/ Convenient Timing: Pelosi Sold $3 Million of Google Stock Weeks Before DOJ Launched Antitrust Probe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and her multimillionaire husband sold up to $3 million in shares of Google in recent weeks—just before the Biden Justice Department launched an antitrust probe of the tech giant. Paul Pelosi sold 30,000 shares of Google from Dec. 20 to Dec. 28, according to a financial disclosure filing the former House speaker submitted to the House Ethics Committee. The Pelosis made an undisclosed profit from the investments, according to the filing. The trade proved timely. On Monday, the Justice Department and attorneys general from eight states—including California—sued Google over its monopoly on the digital ad market. The lawsuit could force Google to break up its online ad business, which generated nearly $55 billion in revenue for the company in the most recent quarter. Google's stock has dropped around 6 percent since the Justice Department announced the lawsuit. The trades are the latest in a string of questionable transactions for Paul and Nancy. They saved roughly $600,000 in June by selling shares of microchip maker Nvidia weeks before the U.S. government placed restrictions on the company's business in China and Russia. The Pelosis have seen their fortune grow $140 million since 2008, thanks largely to Paul Pelosi's stock trades, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Pelosi's stock market charades have sparked calls for tougher regulations on members of Congress cashing in on their positions of power. Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) on Tuesday introduced the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act—the PELOSI Act—to prohibit members of Congress and their spouses from owning or trading individual stocks. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/25/us-m1-abrams-biden-tanks-ukraine-russia-war US joins Germany in sending tanks to Ukraine as Biden hails ‘united’ effort Joe Biden has approved sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a significant escalation in the US effort to counter Russian aggression as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront falls away. The reversal of the US’s previous position came after Germany confirmed it will make 14 of its Leopard 2A6 tanks available for Ukraine’s war effort, and give partner countries its permission to re-export other battle tanks to aid Kyiv. By agreeing to send the Abrams, the US is able to meet the demand of the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, for an American commitment but without having to send the tanks immediately. Biden added: “We remain united and determined as ever in our conviction and our cause. These tanks are further evidence of our enduring, unflagging commitment to Ukraine and our confidence in the skill of the Ukrainian forces.” Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy applauded Biden for the “powerful decision to provide Abrams,” declaring on Twitter that “the free world is united as never before”. Earlier, the president had spoken by phone with president Emmanuel Macron of France, Scholz of Germany, prime minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy and prime minister Rishi Sunak of Britain. Biden said: “Germany has really stepped up. The chancellor’s been a strong, strong voice for unity.” In public statements, Washington and Berlin had denied any connection between their respective decisions on tanks, although media reports said German officials had made clear in private that the Leopards were conditional on the US making a similar commitment. https://www.christiantoday.com/article/only.a.minority.of.parents.emphasize.passing.on.their.faith.to.children.study/139756.htm Only a minority of parents emphasize passing on their faith to children: From Christianity Today: While mental health concerns top the list of worries for parents today, and studies suggest religion is good for mental health, passing on their religious beliefs to their children is not highly prioritized by US adults with children younger than 18, new data from the Pew Research Center show. Across racial and ethnic lines, overwhelming majorities of U.S. adults with children younger than 18 believe being a parent is either one of or the most important aspect of who they are as a person. But when it comes to prioritizing the passing on of their faith to their children, white Evangelicals and black Protestants are the only two Christian groups where a majority of parents prioritize this. "Parents place less importance on their children growing up to have religious or political beliefs that are similar to their own. About a third (35%) say it is extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs, and 16% say the same about their children's political beliefs," Pew researchers Rachel Minkin and Juliana Horowitz said in Parenting in America Today released on Tuesday. "Republican and Democratic parents are about equally likely to say it's at least very important to them that their children share their political beliefs." Data for Parenting in America Today came from some 3,757 U.S. parents with children younger than 18, which was collected as part of a larger survey conducted from Sept. 20 to Oct. 2, 2022, to better understand how American parents approach parenting. Only 40% of black parents and 39% of Hispanic parents in the study told researchers that it's extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs. That share is even lower among white and Asian parents where only 32% say it's important that their children share the same religion. Results of a survey of nearly 10,000 young people ages 13-25 about their beliefs, practices, behaviors, relationships and mental health published last October by Springtide Research Institute in The State of Religion & Young People 2022: Mental Health–What Faith Leaders Need to Know, it was found that during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, 53% of respondents reported that mental health was their biggest challenge. Yet only 34% reported being comfortable talking about their struggle with adults. Some 57% said new spiritual practices helped them endure the pandemic and more than half (51%) said they turned to prayer. Others turned to activities like reading, yoga, the arts or being in nature. The study found that while religion and spirituality "can be strong antidotes to much of what contributes to mental-health struggles among young people" and that "people who are religious are better off mentally and emotionally," only 35% of the respondents said they are connected to a religious community. Respondents connected to a religious community were found to be more likely to say they are "flourishing a lot" in their mental and emotional well-being (29%) than those not connected to a religious community (20%). Respondents who say they are "very religious" were more likely to report that they are "flourishing a lot" (40%) compared to those who say they are not religious (17%). Respondents who are "not religious" were more than twice as likely to say they are "not flourishing" (44%) than "very religious" respondents. The study appeared to confirm decades of previous research pointing to a positive relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health. New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://www.foxnews.com/sports/49ers-brock-purdy-receives-praise-keeping-faith-picture-ahead-nfc-title 49ers' Brock Purdy receives praise for keeping his faith in the picture ahead of NFC title San Francisco 49ers rising star Brock Purdy is on the brink of making history. The quarterback could become the first rookie to lead his team to a Super Bowl appearance. He’s the latest rookie quarterback to guide his team to a conference championship. And while Purdy has won each of the seven games he’s started, he’s receiving praise for another reason — putting faith first. The former Iowa State standout has been open about his religion. The Woke Have Hurt The Vulnerable W/ Former Levi’s CMO Jennifer Sey - Play 0:10-1:19 This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Thursday, January 26th, 2023, and that was the former Levi’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jennifer Sey in our back stage portal. If you want to access our backstage content, you know what to do… head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get yourself a club membership. Again, that’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://thepostmillennial.com/idaho-massacre-suspect-had-job-interview-with-same-police-department-that-aided-in-his-arrest?utm_campaign=64487 Idaho massacre suspect had job interview with same police department that aided in his arrest Bryan Kohbeger, the 28-year-old PhD criminology student suspected of murdering four University of Idaho students in November, reportedly met with the police chief of the same department that helped track him across the country, ultimately leading to his arrest. According to The New York Times, the Washington State University student met with Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins on April 12, 2022, according to emails the publication obtained. Hours after the meeting, Kohberger followed up with Jenkins, writing "It was a great pleasure to meet with you today and share my thoughts and excitement regarding the research assistantship for public safety." The publication reported that the accused killer was looking to land a three-year research assistant position in public safety, which was being offered through WSU's doctorate program. Inside Edition reported that the job description posted by the school stated that "the purpose of these positions is to support each agency through data management and analysis, and to position them for success when they seek external funding." It is currently unknown if Kohberger landed the position. It is also unclear if this research role is the same position referenced in Kohberger's probable cause affidavit, which claims that he "wrote an essay when he applied for an internship with the Pullman Police Department in the fall of 2022." According to the affidavit, Kohberger "had an interest in assisting rural law enforcement agencies with how to better collect and analyze technical data in public safety operations." The brutal stabbing murders of Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20, all students at the University of Idaho, led law enforcement on a cross-country chase all the way to Kohberger's hometown in Pennsylvania. According to the Post Millenial, It was the Pullman police department that collaborated with federal law enforcement in tracking the suspect after he left Moscow, Idaho. https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crime-hoax-idaho-police-white-power-graffiti-high-school-created-rival-hispanic-gangs Hate crime hoax: Idaho police say 'White Power' graffiti on high school created by 'rival' Hispanic gangs An Idaho police department determined that "White Power" graffiti found at a local high school was not an act of hate, but an "act of intimidation" between two "rival Hispanic criminal street gangs." "At this time, detectives no longer believe the incident to be motivated by hate but rather an act of intimidation between two rival Hispanic criminal street gangs from Caldwell," the Caldwell Police Department said on Facebook. "Detectives are basing this off of evidence, video, and other factors discovered in the course of the investigation." The words "White Power" were found spray-painted on the side of Caldwell High School last Thursday, two days after the high school held a "Brown Pride" protest, the Idaho Statesman reported. The Tuesday protest was held in support of a student who was told to remove a hooded sweatshirt reading "Brown Pride" because other people reportedly found it "racist," the outlet reported. School officials reportedly compared the phrase to a "white pride" shirt, according to the student who was told to remove the shirt, Brenda Hernandez. She ultimately turned the hoodie inside-out so the phrase could not be seen while she was on school property. Caldwell High School principal Anita Wilson said at the time that the school has a strict dress code "compared to other school districts because Caldwell has had a gang problem before, and 'Brown Pride' is associated with gangs." After the graffiti was found Thursday, the police chief denounced what at the time appeared to be an act of hate, saying "we will not tolerate hate in our city and will ensure that whoever is responsible for this will be held accountable for their actions." On Friday, police provided an update that the graffiti vandalism is believed to be a "diversion tactic" used by one of the Hispanic gangs in the area to avoid being caught by police, and "was possibly done to exploit the recent protest at Caldwell High School." Police posted screenshots of surveillance footage from the night the school was vandalized, showing individuals wearing black masks and hoodies standing near a wall while holding what appears to be spray paint. Police said they believe two groups of four people, or a total of eight suspects, arrived in two separate cars on Thursday to graffiti the school. Caldwell Chief of Police Rex Ingram lauded his department for its investigation and vowed to track down those responsible. A police spokesperson further clarified to Fox News Digital Monday that the department believes the vandalism is gang related as it is "consistent with gang activity and we’ve identified the tagging as consistent with gangs in the area." The spokesperson added that the department has additional evidence, but is not releasing the details as the investigation is ongoing. https://freebeacon.com/democrats/convenient-timing-pelosi-sold-3-million-of-google-stock-weeks-before-doj-launched-antitrust-probe/ Convenient Timing: Pelosi Sold $3 Million of Google Stock Weeks Before DOJ Launched Antitrust Probe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and her multimillionaire husband sold up to $3 million in shares of Google in recent weeks—just before the Biden Justice Department launched an antitrust probe of the tech giant. Paul Pelosi sold 30,000 shares of Google from Dec. 20 to Dec. 28, according to a financial disclosure filing the former House speaker submitted to the House Ethics Committee. The Pelosis made an undisclosed profit from the investments, according to the filing. The trade proved timely. On Monday, the Justice Department and attorneys general from eight states—including California—sued Google over its monopoly on the digital ad market. The lawsuit could force Google to break up its online ad business, which generated nearly $55 billion in revenue for the company in the most recent quarter. Google's stock has dropped around 6 percent since the Justice Department announced the lawsuit. The trades are the latest in a string of questionable transactions for Paul and Nancy. They saved roughly $600,000 in June by selling shares of microchip maker Nvidia weeks before the U.S. government placed restrictions on the company's business in China and Russia. The Pelosis have seen their fortune grow $140 million since 2008, thanks largely to Paul Pelosi's stock trades, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Pelosi's stock market charades have sparked calls for tougher regulations on members of Congress cashing in on their positions of power. Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) on Tuesday introduced the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act—the PELOSI Act—to prohibit members of Congress and their spouses from owning or trading individual stocks. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/25/us-m1-abrams-biden-tanks-ukraine-russia-war US joins Germany in sending tanks to Ukraine as Biden hails ‘united’ effort Joe Biden has approved sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a significant escalation in the US effort to counter Russian aggression as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront falls away. The reversal of the US’s previous position came after Germany confirmed it will make 14 of its Leopard 2A6 tanks available for Ukraine’s war effort, and give partner countries its permission to re-export other battle tanks to aid Kyiv. By agreeing to send the Abrams, the US is able to meet the demand of the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, for an American commitment but without having to send the tanks immediately. Biden added: “We remain united and determined as ever in our conviction and our cause. These tanks are further evidence of our enduring, unflagging commitment to Ukraine and our confidence in the skill of the Ukrainian forces.” Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy applauded Biden for the “powerful decision to provide Abrams,” declaring on Twitter that “the free world is united as never before”. Earlier, the president had spoken by phone with president Emmanuel Macron of France, Scholz of Germany, prime minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy and prime minister Rishi Sunak of Britain. Biden said: “Germany has really stepped up. The chancellor’s been a strong, strong voice for unity.” In public statements, Washington and Berlin had denied any connection between their respective decisions on tanks, although media reports said German officials had made clear in private that the Leopards were conditional on the US making a similar commitment. https://www.christiantoday.com/article/only.a.minority.of.parents.emphasize.passing.on.their.faith.to.children.study/139756.htm Only a minority of parents emphasize passing on their faith to children: From Christianity Today: While mental health concerns top the list of worries for parents today, and studies suggest religion is good for mental health, passing on their religious beliefs to their children is not highly prioritized by US adults with children younger than 18, new data from the Pew Research Center show. Across racial and ethnic lines, overwhelming majorities of U.S. adults with children younger than 18 believe being a parent is either one of or the most important aspect of who they are as a person. But when it comes to prioritizing the passing on of their faith to their children, white Evangelicals and black Protestants are the only two Christian groups where a majority of parents prioritize this. "Parents place less importance on their children growing up to have religious or political beliefs that are similar to their own. About a third (35%) say it is extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs, and 16% say the same about their children's political beliefs," Pew researchers Rachel Minkin and Juliana Horowitz said in Parenting in America Today released on Tuesday. "Republican and Democratic parents are about equally likely to say it's at least very important to them that their children share their political beliefs." Data for Parenting in America Today came from some 3,757 U.S. parents with children younger than 18, which was collected as part of a larger survey conducted from Sept. 20 to Oct. 2, 2022, to better understand how American parents approach parenting. Only 40% of black parents and 39% of Hispanic parents in the study told researchers that it's extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs. That share is even lower among white and Asian parents where only 32% say it's important that their children share the same religion. Results of a survey of nearly 10,000 young people ages 13-25 about their beliefs, practices, behaviors, relationships and mental health published last October by Springtide Research Institute in The State of Religion & Young People 2022: Mental Health–What Faith Leaders Need to Know, it was found that during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, 53% of respondents reported that mental health was their biggest challenge. Yet only 34% reported being comfortable talking about their struggle with adults. Some 57% said new spiritual practices helped them endure the pandemic and more than half (51%) said they turned to prayer. Others turned to activities like reading, yoga, the arts or being in nature. The study found that while religion and spirituality "can be strong antidotes to much of what contributes to mental-health struggles among young people" and that "people who are religious are better off mentally and emotionally," only 35% of the respondents said they are connected to a religious community. Respondents connected to a religious community were found to be more likely to say they are "flourishing a lot" in their mental and emotional well-being (29%) than those not connected to a religious community (20%). Respondents who say they are "very religious" were more likely to report that they are "flourishing a lot" (40%) compared to those who say they are not religious (17%). Respondents who are "not religious" were more than twice as likely to say they are "not flourishing" (44%) than "very religious" respondents. The study appeared to confirm decades of previous research pointing to a positive relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health. New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://www.foxnews.com/sports/49ers-brock-purdy-receives-praise-keeping-faith-picture-ahead-nfc-title 49ers' Brock Purdy receives praise for keeping his faith in the picture ahead of NFC title San Francisco 49ers rising star Brock Purdy is on the brink of making history. The quarterback could become the first rookie to lead his team to a Super Bowl appearance. He’s the latest rookie quarterback to guide his team to a conference championship. And while Purdy has won each of the seven games he’s started, he’s receiving praise for another reason — putting faith first. The former Iowa State standout has been open about his religion. Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan's Purse and of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was the latest to congratulate Purdy after his win over the Dallas Cowboys and noted his openness about his belief in God and Jesus Christ. "They’re now just one game away from the Super Bowl! In addition to being a super talented football player, I love the fact that Brock Purdy is so open about his faith in Jesus Christ," Graham wrote Monday in a Facebook post, adding that he was rooting for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl. In the days leading up to the game against the Cowboys, Purdy explained to reporters how he was just trying to stay in the moment amid all the attention swirling around him and his team. Purdy also opened up to Sports Spectrum in 2021 about his faith. He said that while at Iowa State, he asked God to forgive him for putting the sport he loved ahead of his relationship with God. 49ers QB Brock Purdy on his faith in Jesus Christ- Play Video Now, Purdy is one more win away from an improbable appearance at Super Bowl LVII. Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan's Purse and of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was the latest to congratulate Purdy after his win over the Dallas Cowboys and noted his openness about his belief in God and Jesus Christ. "They’re now just one game away from the Super Bowl! In addition to being a super talented football player, I love the fact that Brock Purdy is so open about his faith in Jesus Christ," Graham wrote Monday in a Facebook post, adding that he was rooting for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl. In the days leading up to the game against the Cowboys, Purdy explained to reporters how he was just trying to stay in the moment amid all the attention swirling around him and his team. Purdy also opened up to Sports Spectrum in 2021 about his faith. He said that while at Iowa State, he asked God to forgive him for putting the sport he loved ahead of his relationship with God. 49ers QB Brock Purdy on his faith in Jesus Christ- Play Video Now, Purdy is one more win away from an improbable appearance at Super Bowl LVII.

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The Woke Have Hurt The Vulnerable W/ Former Levi’s CMO Jennifer Sey - Play 0:10-1:19 This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Thursday, January 26th, 2023, and that was the former Levi’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jennifer Sey in our back stage portal. If you want to access our backstage content, you know what to do… head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get yourself a club membership. Again, that’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://thepostmillennial.com/idaho-massacre-suspect-had-job-interview-with-same-police-department-that-aided-in-his-arrest?utm_campaign=64487 Idaho massacre suspect had job interview with same police department that aided in his arrest Bryan Kohbeger, the 28-year-old PhD criminology student suspected of murdering four University of Idaho students in November, reportedly met with the police chief of the same department that helped track him across the country, ultimately leading to his arrest. According to The New York Times, the Washington State University student met with Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins on April 12, 2022, according to emails the publication obtained. Hours after the meeting, Kohberger followed up with Jenkins, writing "It was a great pleasure to meet with you today and share my thoughts and excitement regarding the research assistantship for public safety." The publication reported that the accused killer was looking to land a three-year research assistant position in public safety, which was being offered through WSU's doctorate program. Inside Edition reported that the job description posted by the school stated that "the purpose of these positions is to support each agency through data management and analysis, and to position them for success when they seek external funding." It is currently unknown if Kohberger landed the position. It is also unclear if this research role is the same position referenced in Kohberger's probable cause affidavit, which claims that he "wrote an essay when he applied for an internship with the Pullman Police Department in the fall of 2022." According to the affidavit, Kohberger "had an interest in assisting rural law enforcement agencies with how to better collect and analyze technical data in public safety operations." The brutal stabbing murders of Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20, all students at the University of Idaho, led law enforcement on a cross-country chase all the way to Kohberger's hometown in Pennsylvania. According to the Post Millenial, It was the Pullman police department that collaborated with federal law enforcement in tracking the suspect after he left Moscow, Idaho. https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crime-hoax-idaho-police-white-power-graffiti-high-school-created-rival-hispanic-gangs Hate crime hoax: Idaho police say 'White Power' graffiti on high school created by 'rival' Hispanic gangs An Idaho police department determined that "White Power" graffiti found at a local high school was not an act of hate, but an "act of intimidation" between two "rival Hispanic criminal street gangs." "At this time, detectives no longer believe the incident to be motivated by hate but rather an act of intimidation between two rival Hispanic criminal street gangs from Caldwell," the Caldwell Police Department said on Facebook. "Detectives are basing this off of evidence, video, and other factors discovered in the course of the investigation." The words "White Power" were found spray-painted on the side of Caldwell High School last Thursday, two days after the high school held a "Brown Pride" protest, the Idaho Statesman reported. The Tuesday protest was held in support of a student who was told to remove a hooded sweatshirt reading "Brown Pride" because other people reportedly found it "racist," the outlet reported. School officials reportedly compared the phrase to a "white pride" shirt, according to the student who was told to remove the shirt, Brenda Hernandez. She ultimately turned the hoodie inside-out so the phrase could not be seen while she was on school property. Caldwell High School principal Anita Wilson said at the time that the school has a strict dress code "compared to other school districts because Caldwell has had a gang problem before, and 'Brown Pride' is associated with gangs." After the graffiti was found Thursday, the police chief denounced what at the time appeared to be an act of hate, saying "we will not tolerate hate in our city and will ensure that whoever is responsible for this will be held accountable for their actions." On Friday, police provided an update that the graffiti vandalism is believed to be a "diversion tactic" used by one of the Hispanic gangs in the area to avoid being caught by police, and "was possibly done to exploit the recent protest at Caldwell High School." Police posted screenshots of surveillance footage from the night the school was vandalized, showing individuals wearing black masks and hoodies standing near a wall while holding what appears to be spray paint. Police said they believe two groups of four people, or a total of eight suspects, arrived in two separate cars on Thursday to graffiti the school. Caldwell Chief of Police Rex Ingram lauded his department for its investigation and vowed to track down those responsible. A police spokesperson further clarified to Fox News Digital Monday that the department believes the vandalism is gang related as it is "consistent with gang activity and we’ve identified the tagging as consistent with gangs in the area." The spokesperson added that the department has additional evidence, but is not releasing the details as the investigation is ongoing. https://freebeacon.com/democrats/convenient-timing-pelosi-sold-3-million-of-google-stock-weeks-before-doj-launched-antitrust-probe/ Convenient Timing: Pelosi Sold $3 Million of Google Stock Weeks Before DOJ Launched Antitrust Probe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and her multimillionaire husband sold up to $3 million in shares of Google in recent weeks—just before the Biden Justice Department launched an antitrust probe of the tech giant. Paul Pelosi sold 30,000 shares of Google from Dec. 20 to Dec. 28, according to a financial disclosure filing the former House speaker submitted to the House Ethics Committee. The Pelosis made an undisclosed profit from the investments, according to the filing. The trade proved timely. On Monday, the Justice Department and attorneys general from eight states—including California—sued Google over its monopoly on the digital ad market. The lawsuit could force Google to break up its online ad business, which generated nearly $55 billion in revenue for the company in the most recent quarter. Google's stock has dropped around 6 percent since the Justice Department announced the lawsuit. The trades are the latest in a string of questionable transactions for Paul and Nancy. They saved roughly $600,000 in June by selling shares of microchip maker Nvidia weeks before the U.S. government placed restrictions on the company's business in China and Russia. The Pelosis have seen their fortune grow $140 million since 2008, thanks largely to Paul Pelosi's stock trades, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Pelosi's stock market charades have sparked calls for tougher regulations on members of Congress cashing in on their positions of power. Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) on Tuesday introduced the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act—the PELOSI Act—to prohibit members of Congress and their spouses from owning or trading individual stocks. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/25/us-m1-abrams-biden-tanks-ukraine-russia-war US joins Germany in sending tanks to Ukraine as Biden hails ‘united’ effort Joe Biden has approved sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a significant escalation in the US effort to counter Russian aggression as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront falls away. The reversal of the US’s previous position came after Germany confirmed it will make 14 of its Leopard 2A6 tanks available for Ukraine’s war effort, and give partner countries its permission to re-export other battle tanks to aid Kyiv. By agreeing to send the Abrams, the US is able to meet the demand of the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, for an American commitment but without having to send the tanks immediately. Biden added: “We remain united and determined as ever in our conviction and our cause. These tanks are further evidence of our enduring, unflagging commitment to Ukraine and our confidence in the skill of the Ukrainian forces.” Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy applauded Biden for the “powerful decision to provide Abrams,” declaring on Twitter that “the free world is united as never before”. Earlier, the president had spoken by phone with president Emmanuel Macron of France, Scholz of Germany, prime minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy and prime minister Rishi Sunak of Britain. Biden said: “Germany has really stepped up. The chancellor’s been a strong, strong voice for unity.” In public statements, Washington and Berlin had denied any connection between their respective decisions on tanks, although media reports said German officials had made clear in private that the Leopards were conditional on the US making a similar commitment. https://www.christiantoday.com/article/only.a.minority.of.parents.emphasize.passing.on.their.faith.to.children.study/139756.htm Only a minority of parents emphasize passing on their faith to children: From Christianity Today: While mental health concerns top the list of worries for parents today, and studies suggest religion is good for mental health, passing on their religious beliefs to their children is not highly prioritized by US adults with children younger than 18, new data from the Pew Research Center show. Across racial and ethnic lines, overwhelming majorities of U.S. adults with children younger than 18 believe being a parent is either one of or the most important aspect of who they are as a person. But when it comes to prioritizing the passing on of their faith to their children, white Evangelicals and black Protestants are the only two Christian groups where a majority of parents prioritize this. "Parents place less importance on their children growing up to have religious or political beliefs that are similar to their own. About a third (35%) say it is extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs, and 16% say the same about their children's political beliefs," Pew researchers Rachel Minkin and Juliana Horowitz said in Parenting in America Today released on Tuesday. "Republican and Democratic parents are about equally likely to say it's at least very important to them that their children share their political beliefs." Data for Parenting in America Today came from some 3,757 U.S. parents with children younger than 18, which was collected as part of a larger survey conducted from Sept. 20 to Oct. 2, 2022, to better understand how American parents approach parenting. Only 40% of black parents and 39% of Hispanic parents in the study told researchers that it's extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs. That share is even lower among white and Asian parents where only 32% say it's important that their children share the same religion. Results of a survey of nearly 10,000 young people ages 13-25 about their beliefs, practices, behaviors, relationships and mental health published last October by Springtide Research Institute in The State of Religion & Young People 2022: Mental Health–What Faith Leaders Need to Know, it was found that during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, 53% of respondents reported that mental health was their biggest challenge. Yet only 34% reported being comfortable talking about their struggle with adults. Some 57% said new spiritual practices helped them endure the pandemic and more than half (51%) said they turned to prayer. Others turned to activities like reading, yoga, the arts or being in nature. The study found that while religion and spirituality "can be strong antidotes to much of what contributes to mental-health struggles among young people" and that "people who are religious are better off mentally and emotionally," only 35% of the respondents said they are connected to a religious community. Respondents connected to a religious community were found to be more likely to say they are "flourishing a lot" in their mental and emotional well-being (29%) than those not connected to a religious community (20%). Respondents who say they are "very religious" were more likely to report that they are "flourishing a lot" (40%) compared to those who say they are not religious (17%). Respondents who are "not religious" were more than twice as likely to say they are "not flourishing" (44%) than "very religious" respondents. The study appeared to confirm decades of previous research pointing to a positive relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health. New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://www.foxnews.com/sports/49ers-brock-purdy-receives-praise-keeping-faith-picture-ahead-nfc-title 49ers' Brock Purdy receives praise for keeping his faith in the picture ahead of NFC title San Francisco 49ers rising star Brock Purdy is on the brink of making history. The quarterback could become the first rookie to lead his team to a Super Bowl appearance. He’s the latest rookie quarterback to guide his team to a conference championship. And while Purdy has won each of the seven games he’s started, he’s receiving praise for another reason — putting faith first. The former Iowa State standout has been open about his religion. The Woke Have Hurt The Vulnerable W/ Former Levi’s CMO Jennifer Sey - Play 0:10-1:19 This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Thursday, January 26th, 2023, and that was the former Levi’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jennifer Sey in our back stage portal. If you want to access our backstage content, you know what to do… head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get yourself a club membership. Again, that’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://thepostmillennial.com/idaho-massacre-suspect-had-job-interview-with-same-police-department-that-aided-in-his-arrest?utm_campaign=64487 Idaho massacre suspect had job interview with same police department that aided in his arrest Bryan Kohbeger, the 28-year-old PhD criminology student suspected of murdering four University of Idaho students in November, reportedly met with the police chief of the same department that helped track him across the country, ultimately leading to his arrest. According to The New York Times, the Washington State University student met with Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins on April 12, 2022, according to emails the publication obtained. Hours after the meeting, Kohberger followed up with Jenkins, writing "It was a great pleasure to meet with you today and share my thoughts and excitement regarding the research assistantship for public safety." The publication reported that the accused killer was looking to land a three-year research assistant position in public safety, which was being offered through WSU's doctorate program. Inside Edition reported that the job description posted by the school stated that "the purpose of these positions is to support each agency through data management and analysis, and to position them for success when they seek external funding." It is currently unknown if Kohberger landed the position. It is also unclear if this research role is the same position referenced in Kohberger's probable cause affidavit, which claims that he "wrote an essay when he applied for an internship with the Pullman Police Department in the fall of 2022." According to the affidavit, Kohberger "had an interest in assisting rural law enforcement agencies with how to better collect and analyze technical data in public safety operations." The brutal stabbing murders of Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20, all students at the University of Idaho, led law enforcement on a cross-country chase all the way to Kohberger's hometown in Pennsylvania. According to the Post Millenial, It was the Pullman police department that collaborated with federal law enforcement in tracking the suspect after he left Moscow, Idaho. https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crime-hoax-idaho-police-white-power-graffiti-high-school-created-rival-hispanic-gangs Hate crime hoax: Idaho police say 'White Power' graffiti on high school created by 'rival' Hispanic gangs An Idaho police department determined that "White Power" graffiti found at a local high school was not an act of hate, but an "act of intimidation" between two "rival Hispanic criminal street gangs." "At this time, detectives no longer believe the incident to be motivated by hate but rather an act of intimidation between two rival Hispanic criminal street gangs from Caldwell," the Caldwell Police Department said on Facebook. "Detectives are basing this off of evidence, video, and other factors discovered in the course of the investigation." The words "White Power" were found spray-painted on the side of Caldwell High School last Thursday, two days after the high school held a "Brown Pride" protest, the Idaho Statesman reported. The Tuesday protest was held in support of a student who was told to remove a hooded sweatshirt reading "Brown Pride" because other people reportedly found it "racist," the outlet reported. School officials reportedly compared the phrase to a "white pride" shirt, according to the student who was told to remove the shirt, Brenda Hernandez. She ultimately turned the hoodie inside-out so the phrase could not be seen while she was on school property. Caldwell High School principal Anita Wilson said at the time that the school has a strict dress code "compared to other school districts because Caldwell has had a gang problem before, and 'Brown Pride' is associated with gangs." After the graffiti was found Thursday, the police chief denounced what at the time appeared to be an act of hate, saying "we will not tolerate hate in our city and will ensure that whoever is responsible for this will be held accountable for their actions." On Friday, police provided an update that the graffiti vandalism is believed to be a "diversion tactic" used by one of the Hispanic gangs in the area to avoid being caught by police, and "was possibly done to exploit the recent protest at Caldwell High School." Police posted screenshots of surveillance footage from the night the school was vandalized, showing individuals wearing black masks and hoodies standing near a wall while holding what appears to be spray paint. Police said they believe two groups of four people, or a total of eight suspects, arrived in two separate cars on Thursday to graffiti the school. Caldwell Chief of Police Rex Ingram lauded his department for its investigation and vowed to track down those responsible. A police spokesperson further clarified to Fox News Digital Monday that the department believes the vandalism is gang related as it is "consistent with gang activity and we’ve identified the tagging as consistent with gangs in the area." The spokesperson added that the department has additional evidence, but is not releasing the details as the investigation is ongoing. https://freebeacon.com/democrats/convenient-timing-pelosi-sold-3-million-of-google-stock-weeks-before-doj-launched-antitrust-probe/ Convenient Timing: Pelosi Sold $3 Million of Google Stock Weeks Before DOJ Launched Antitrust Probe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and her multimillionaire husband sold up to $3 million in shares of Google in recent weeks—just before the Biden Justice Department launched an antitrust probe of the tech giant. Paul Pelosi sold 30,000 shares of Google from Dec. 20 to Dec. 28, according to a financial disclosure filing the former House speaker submitted to the House Ethics Committee. The Pelosis made an undisclosed profit from the investments, according to the filing. The trade proved timely. On Monday, the Justice Department and attorneys general from eight states—including California—sued Google over its monopoly on the digital ad market. The lawsuit could force Google to break up its online ad business, which generated nearly $55 billion in revenue for the company in the most recent quarter. Google's stock has dropped around 6 percent since the Justice Department announced the lawsuit. The trades are the latest in a string of questionable transactions for Paul and Nancy. They saved roughly $600,000 in June by selling shares of microchip maker Nvidia weeks before the U.S. government placed restrictions on the company's business in China and Russia. The Pelosis have seen their fortune grow $140 million since 2008, thanks largely to Paul Pelosi's stock trades, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Pelosi's stock market charades have sparked calls for tougher regulations on members of Congress cashing in on their positions of power. Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) on Tuesday introduced the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act—the PELOSI Act—to prohibit members of Congress and their spouses from owning or trading individual stocks. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/25/us-m1-abrams-biden-tanks-ukraine-russia-war US joins Germany in sending tanks to Ukraine as Biden hails ‘united’ effort Joe Biden has approved sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a significant escalation in the US effort to counter Russian aggression as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront falls away. The reversal of the US’s previous position came after Germany confirmed it will make 14 of its Leopard 2A6 tanks available for Ukraine’s war effort, and give partner countries its permission to re-export other battle tanks to aid Kyiv. By agreeing to send the Abrams, the US is able to meet the demand of the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, for an American commitment but without having to send the tanks immediately. Biden added: “We remain united and determined as ever in our conviction and our cause. These tanks are further evidence of our enduring, unflagging commitment to Ukraine and our confidence in the skill of the Ukrainian forces.” Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy applauded Biden for the “powerful decision to provide Abrams,” declaring on Twitter that “the free world is united as never before”. Earlier, the president had spoken by phone with president Emmanuel Macron of France, Scholz of Germany, prime minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy and prime minister Rishi Sunak of Britain. Biden said: “Germany has really stepped up. The chancellor’s been a strong, strong voice for unity.” In public statements, Washington and Berlin had denied any connection between their respective decisions on tanks, although media reports said German officials had made clear in private that the Leopards were conditional on the US making a similar commitment. https://www.christiantoday.com/article/only.a.minority.of.parents.emphasize.passing.on.their.faith.to.children.study/139756.htm Only a minority of parents emphasize passing on their faith to children: From Christianity Today: While mental health concerns top the list of worries for parents today, and studies suggest religion is good for mental health, passing on their religious beliefs to their children is not highly prioritized by US adults with children younger than 18, new data from the Pew Research Center show. Across racial and ethnic lines, overwhelming majorities of U.S. adults with children younger than 18 believe being a parent is either one of or the most important aspect of who they are as a person. But when it comes to prioritizing the passing on of their faith to their children, white Evangelicals and black Protestants are the only two Christian groups where a majority of parents prioritize this. "Parents place less importance on their children growing up to have religious or political beliefs that are similar to their own. About a third (35%) say it is extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs, and 16% say the same about their children's political beliefs," Pew researchers Rachel Minkin and Juliana Horowitz said in Parenting in America Today released on Tuesday. "Republican and Democratic parents are about equally likely to say it's at least very important to them that their children share their political beliefs." Data for Parenting in America Today came from some 3,757 U.S. parents with children younger than 18, which was collected as part of a larger survey conducted from Sept. 20 to Oct. 2, 2022, to better understand how American parents approach parenting. Only 40% of black parents and 39% of Hispanic parents in the study told researchers that it's extremely or very important to them that their children share their religious beliefs. That share is even lower among white and Asian parents where only 32% say it's important that their children share the same religion. Results of a survey of nearly 10,000 young people ages 13-25 about their beliefs, practices, behaviors, relationships and mental health published last October by Springtide Research Institute in The State of Religion & Young People 2022: Mental Health–What Faith Leaders Need to Know, it was found that during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, 53% of respondents reported that mental health was their biggest challenge. Yet only 34% reported being comfortable talking about their struggle with adults. Some 57% said new spiritual practices helped them endure the pandemic and more than half (51%) said they turned to prayer. Others turned to activities like reading, yoga, the arts or being in nature. The study found that while religion and spirituality "can be strong antidotes to much of what contributes to mental-health struggles among young people" and that "people who are religious are better off mentally and emotionally," only 35% of the respondents said they are connected to a religious community. Respondents connected to a religious community were found to be more likely to say they are "flourishing a lot" in their mental and emotional well-being (29%) than those not connected to a religious community (20%). Respondents who say they are "very religious" were more likely to report that they are "flourishing a lot" (40%) compared to those who say they are not religious (17%). Respondents who are "not religious" were more than twice as likely to say they are "not flourishing" (44%) than "very religious" respondents. The study appeared to confirm decades of previous research pointing to a positive relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health. New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://www.foxnews.com/sports/49ers-brock-purdy-receives-praise-keeping-faith-picture-ahead-nfc-title 49ers' Brock Purdy receives praise for keeping his faith in the picture ahead of NFC title San Francisco 49ers rising star Brock Purdy is on the brink of making history. The quarterback could become the first rookie to lead his team to a Super Bowl appearance. He’s the latest rookie quarterback to guide his team to a conference championship. And while Purdy has won each of the seven games he’s started, he’s receiving praise for another reason — putting faith first. The former Iowa State standout has been open about his religion. Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan's Purse and of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was the latest to congratulate Purdy after his win over the Dallas Cowboys and noted his openness about his belief in God and Jesus Christ. "They’re now just one game away from the Super Bowl! In addition to being a super talented football player, I love the fact that Brock Purdy is so open about his faith in Jesus Christ," Graham wrote Monday in a Facebook post, adding that he was rooting for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl. In the days leading up to the game against the Cowboys, Purdy explained to reporters how he was just trying to stay in the moment amid all the attention swirling around him and his team. Purdy also opened up to Sports Spectrum in 2021 about his faith. He said that while at Iowa State, he asked God to forgive him for putting the sport he loved ahead of his relationship with God. 49ers QB Brock Purdy on his faith in Jesus Christ- Play Video Now, Purdy is one more win away from an improbable appearance at Super Bowl LVII. Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan's Purse and of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was the latest to congratulate Purdy after his win over the Dallas Cowboys and noted his openness about his belief in God and Jesus Christ. "They’re now just one game away from the Super Bowl! In addition to being a super talented football player, I love the fact that Brock Purdy is so open about his faith in Jesus Christ," Graham wrote Monday in a Facebook post, adding that he was rooting for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl. In the days leading up to the game against the Cowboys, Purdy explained to reporters how he was just trying to stay in the moment amid all the attention swirling around him and his team. Purdy also opened up to Sports Spectrum in 2021 about his faith. He said that while at Iowa State, he asked God to forgive him for putting the sport he loved ahead of his relationship with God. 49ers QB Brock Purdy on his faith in Jesus Christ- Play Video Now, Purdy is one more win away from an improbable appearance at Super Bowl LVII.

Sports Spectrum Podcast
LPGA tour pro Angela Stanford on winning golf majors, living out her faith and overcoming loss

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 31:04


Angela Stanford is a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. Since turning pro in 2000, she has had eight professional wins including seven on the LPGA Tour. In 2018, she won the Evian Championship and achieved her dream of winning her first LPGA Major championship.  A standout golfer in college at TCU, Stanford was a four-time All-American with the Horned Frogs and the 1999 WAC player of the year. She has also been a member six U.S. Solheim Cup teams and was recently named assistant U.S. captain of the 203 Solheim Cup team.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Angela about her golf career, winning that first LPGA Major, what it means to live out her faith on the LPGA tour and why she wanted to honor her mom by starting the Angela Stanford Foundation.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Go M.A.D.
Faith, Football and Following God's Will (with Jason Romano of Sports Spectrum)

Go M.A.D.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 36:41


It is once again time for going M.A.D. and we've got a doozy. Emmy-Award winning producer and podcast host, Jason Romano of Sports Spectrum joins us today. Jason walks us through his transition from working at ESPN for 17 years to Sports Spectrum and how he has navigated representing Christ in both arenas. We are giving away 1 free year-long subscription to Sports Spectrum magazine - if you'd like a chance of that magazine showing up in your mailbox, send an email to gomadshow@hutchcraft.com and we'll announce 1 lucky winner down the road. Go team and Go M.A.D.!jasonromano.comsportsspectrum.com/sports-spectrum-podcast-network/Connect with us on social media and / or email:Twitter - @GoMADPodcastFacebook - facebook.com/gomadshowInstagram - @gomadshowYouTube - @gomadshowEmail - gomadshow@hutchcraft.comOr find out more about us on our website: gomadpodcast.comEnjoy the show? We'd love it if you took a moment to leave a review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/go-m-a-d/id1593068456Thank you for listening and Go M.A.D. today!

Sports Spectrum Podcast
St. Louis Cardinals Gold Glover Tommy Edman on baseball, faith and growing in Christ

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 35:14


Tommy Edman is an infielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. After a stellar college career at Stanford, Edman was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft by St. Louis and made his MLB debut a few years later in 2019. In 2021, Edman won a Gold Glove for his defensive effort at second base. In 2022, he hit .265 with 13 home runs, 57 RBIs, 31 doubles, and 32 stolen bases. Today on the podcast, we talk to Edman about his journey with Christ, the impact teammates in St. Louis have had on his faith, being a switch-hitter and how he approaches the highs and lows of a long MLB season. Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Former SF Giants General Manager Bobby Evans on winning three World Series and serving with Compassion International

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 45:04


Bobby Evans was the San Francisco Giants General Manager from 2016-2018. He first joined the Giants organization in 1994 and spent 24 years total with San Francisco's front office. During his time there, he was a member of three World Series championship teams in 2010, 2012 and 2014.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Bobby about his long and winding road in the game of baseball, his favorite memory from Game 7 of the 2014 World Series and why his faith in Jesus has guided him to serve with Compassion International. Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Former NFL player Heath Evans on football, discipleship and living a life dedicated to Jesus Christ

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 43:02


Heath Evans is a former NFL player who was selected in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He would play 10 seasons with the Seahawks, Dolphins, Patriots and Saints and won a Super Bowl in 2009 with New Orleans.  After retiring, he started a broadcasting career at NFL Network that lasted from 2012 until his firing in 2017. He is now doing work with his company "Built Ready" fighting to help men master biblical manhood both spiritually and physically.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Heath Evans about his spiritual transformation that has seen him going from a fan to a follower of Jesus Christ. Evans also talks about his valley moments, including a divorce and a firing from his broadcasting job at NFL Network and how these moments have helped shape him as a dad and husband today and why he is all in on growing as a Christ follower.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
2-time World Series champion pitcher Jason Grimsley on addiction, pain, hope, redemption and God's grace

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 51:49


Jason Grimsley is a former professional baseball pitcher who played 17 years in Major League Baseball with seven different teams. He was originally selected in the 10th round of the 1985 MLB Draft by the Phillies and made his MLB debut four years later, in September of 1989. In 1999 and 2000, Grimsley was a member of the New York Yankees World Series championship teams. He pitched his last game in May of 2006 with the Diamondbacks. In November 2022, Jason released his first book, "Cross Stiched: One Man's Journey from Ruin to Restoration." Today on the podcast, we talk to Jason about his MLB career, his journey to the big leagues, becoming a Christian, overcoming addiction and what it means to find restoration. Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up now. http://SportsSpectrum.com/newsletter 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Veronica Burton on life in the WNBA, growing in her faith and trusting in God's plan

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 28:30


Veronica Burton is a WNBA player with the Dallas Wings. She was selected seventh overall in the first round of the 2022 WNBA Draft after a stellar career at Northwestern that saw her named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year three times.  In her senior season with Northwestern, she averaged 18 points, 4.3 assists and led the nation at 3.8 steals per game. She was named Third-Team All-American in 2022 by the AP and won the WBCA Defensive Player of the Year.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Veronica about her first season in the WNBA, the growth she's seen in her faith, the importance of community and the importance of family.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Former NFL tight end Jacob Tamme on prayer, Super Bowl losses and bible studies

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 43:12


Jacob Tamme is a former NFL tight end who played nine seasons with the Colts, Broncos and Falcons from 2008-2016. He was a part of three different Super Bowl teams and caught a touchdown pass in the 2013 AFC Championship game to help Denver beat New England.  In college, Tamme was a standout tight end at the University of Kentucky and in 2018, was inducted into their Athletics Hall of Fame.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Jacob Tamme about prayer in the NFL, reaction to the Damar Hamlin incident on Monday Night Football, lessons from Tony Dungy and bible studies with Peyton Manning.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
College basketball referee Nate Harris on using his platform to share the Gospel

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 45:10 Very Popular


Nate Harris is a division one college basketball referee. He started officiating as a junior in high school and worked his way up through high school and eventually college basketball where he currently works in the Pac-12, Mountain West, Big Sky and WAC.  In January of 2020, Nate and his wife Jessica, founded MND Ministries, where he is helping equip and disciples local referees in a relationship with God.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Nate Harris about representing Christ as a college basketball official and using the platform of a referee to help equip others in their faith.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Missouri State Men's Basketball coach Dana Ford on prayer, trust and becoming a true believer in Christ

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 33:46 Very Popular


Dana Ford is the head men's basketball coach at Missouri State University. Ford arrived as the head man for the Bears in March 2018 and 4 years later, he led his program to 23 wins, a 13-5 record in the Missouri Valley Conference, culminating in an NIT berth. It was the program's most wins since 2011 and the 10th best in team history.  The Fords are also the founders of the Rebound Foundation which raises funds and awareness to help renew and restore women who have experienced a life of domestic abuse. The foundation provides a stable home and fresh start to abuse victims and their children. The Rebound Foundation currently provides homes in Springfield, Missouri., and Chicago, Illinois.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Dana Ford about his coaching routine, becoming a true follower of Jesus, trusting in God during difficult storms and why he and his wife founded Rebound Foundation.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Maria Taylor - Sports Spectrum Minute

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 3:42


Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview. Today we hear from NBC Sports Host Maria Taylor. She appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast in July 2018. You can listen to the entire interview here.  Receive our Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here.

Lets Have This Conversation
The Intersection of Sports and Faith with: Jason Romano

Lets Have This Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 56:24


In 2021, approximately 57.5 million viewers in the United States watched digital live sports content at least once per month, a figure that is projected to rise to over 90 million by 2025, according to Statista Jason Romano is the Director of Media, at Sports Spectrum. Leading their media team in content creation on the intersection of sports and faith. Additionally, he is a speaker, author, media consultant and church leader with 20 years of professional broadcasting experience on the regional and network level. For 17 years, Jason was a Senior Manager and Producer at ESPN. He has created and produced content for shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Football, Mike and Mike in the Morning, Sunday NFL Countdown, College Gameday, MLB's All Star Game. During his time at ESPN, Jason produced content for ESPN Radio, helped lea and grow the talent producing department, building relationships with the biggest names in sports as well as create and manage the NFL on ESPN's social media channels, growing them to over 6 million followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Jason is now the host and producer of the Sports Spectrum podcast where he interviews athletes, coaches, and other personalities on the intersection of sports and faith. He is also a contributor to the Sports Spectrum magazine and contributes articles daily to SportsSpectrum.com. Jason has spoken to thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies, and churches. He's a big advocate of social media, having built up large followings both for ESPN's social feeds as well as his own personal brand. He joined me this week to tell me more. For more information: https://www.jasonromano.com/ Follow: @JasonRomano Discover more: https://sportsspectrum.com/ LinkedIn: @Jason Romano

Mornings with Carmen
Passing along to others what we have received | Truly a miracle taking place before our eyes

Mornings with Carmen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 47:15


Aleibi Santana Mendez, representative and translator for OneChild, shares how children's lives are changed through sponsorship and the very real needs for those in the Dominican Republic. Jason Romano, Director of Media for Sports Spectrum, shares about the overwhelming response since the traumatic on-field experience involving Damar Hamlin. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Jade McCarthy and Jason Romano discuss being made new in Christ

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 34:14


Jade McCarthy is the host of Sports Spectrum's “Transformed” podcast and a former on-air talent for ESPN. Today on the podcast, Jason and Jade react to two-time Super Bowl champion Stefen Wisniewski's comments on a recent “Transformed” podcast about being made new everyday in Christ and his desire to serve God in retirement and live everyday for Him.  Looking for a great gift idea? Order our new devotional book: "The Increase 52 Week Devotional: Inspiring Stories of Faith from the World of Pro Sports."   http://TheIncrease.com Listen to Jade's full interview with Stefen Wisniewski on Sports Spectrum's  "Transformed" podcast -- https://sportsspectrum.com/transformed/2022/12/08/podcast-stefen-wisniewski-super-bowl-champion/ 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Malone University Men's Basketball Coach Casey Kaufman on building a Christ-centered program

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 35:48


Casey Kaufman is the head men's basketball coach at Malone University (D-II) in Ohio. He's been leading the program since 2015-16 and in 2021, led his program to 17 wins and an NCAA Division II tournament berth. Malone University is a Christian university located in Canton, Ohio. Today on the podcast, we talk to Casey Kaufman about what it means to build and lead a Christ-centered basketball program.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  - http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Pitcher Mark Appel on the blessings of 2022 and making his MLB debut after waiting 9 years

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 39:29 Very Popular


Mark Appel was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft by the Houston Astros. In 2015, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, but in 2018 at the age of 26, he stepped away from baseball. After three years, he announced he was making a comeback to chase his MLB dream and return to pitch professionally. He appeared in 23 games with the Phillies' Double- and Triple-A affiliates in 2021, striking out 60 batters in 71.1 innings pitched. In 2022, his dream was realized as he made his MLB debut in June with the Phillies. He would appear in 6 games, allowing two earned runs in 10.1 innings.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Appel about achieving his MLB dream, remaining patient with God's plan and why he's building himself a super-van to drive around the country with.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Following to Lead with Kevin East
Ep. 117 Practical Leadership with Jason Romano

Following to Lead with Kevin East

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 26:51


What is practical leadership, and how do you lead by example?  Join us in this episode of Following to Lead with Kevin East as he speaks with Jason Romano. Jason Romano is the Director of Media with Sports Spectrum and hosts the popular Sports Spectrum Podcast. For 17 years, he was an Emmy Award-winning Producer and Senior Manager at ESPN. Jason is the Director of Media for Sports Spectrum and oversees all media channels, including the Sports Spectrum Magazine. In this episode, they chat about leadership lessons, leading by example, and faith in the workplace. How do you live your faith out in the workplace? Listen to this episode to find out more.   Follow Jesus Lead Differently. Mentoring Alliance https://www.thementoringalliance.com/   For donations https://www.thementoringalliance.com/donate   To connect with Jason:   https://www.jasonromano.com https://www.facebook.com/jasonromano22 http://twitter.com/jasonromano http://instagram.com/jasonromano SportsSpectrum.com     Similar Episodes: Ep. 108 Learning to Lead like Jesus with Matt Tebbe Ep.107 Exemplary Leadership with Dustin Doll Ep. 100 How to Flourish as a Leader with Tom Nelson Ep. 92 Following the Example of Jesus with Mark Moore

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Andy Dalton - Sports Spectrum Minute

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 3:48 Very Popular


Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview. Today we hear from NFL Quarterback Andy Dalton. The Saints QB appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast during his time with the Cincinnati Bengals in March 2018. You can listen to the entire interview here.  Receive our Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here.

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Adam and Jenny Wainwright - Best of 2022

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 34:11 Very Popular


This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year.  Today, we bring back a conversation from February 2022 with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and his wife Jenny.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Mornings with Carmen
The path from irrelevant to headliner | We're all growing in Christ, as no one has arrived

Mornings with Carmen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 43:23


Jason Romano, Director of Media for Sports Spectrum, shares about Brock Purdy's pursuit to point people to Christ as he grabs NFL headlines and the top sports stories of 2022 that pointed people to Jesus. Trillia Newbell, author of “52 Weeks in the Word,” shares about the process of living as a new creation in Christ, while still not fully glorified. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Trent and Tori Dilfer - Best of 2022

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 59:18 Very Popular


This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year.  Today, we bring back a conversation from April 2022 with Trent Dilfer and his daughter Tori.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Scott Drew - Best of 2022

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 27:46 Very Popular


This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year.  Today, we bring back a conversation from May 2022 with Baylor Men's Basketball Coach Scott Drew.   Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Al Horford - Best of 2022

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 21:13 Very Popular


This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year.  Today, we bring back a conversation from October 2022 with Boston Celtics big man Al Horford.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Ben Roethlisberger - Best of 2022

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 30:52 Very Popular


This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year.  Today, we bring back a conversation from March 2022 with Steelers legendary QB Ben Roethlisberger.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Ashley Brewer - Sports Spectrum Minute

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 3:24


Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview. Today we hear from ESPN SportsCenter anchor Ashley Brewer. She appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast in November 2018. You can listen to the entire interview here.  Receive our Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here.

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Dallas Cowboys long snapper Matt Overton on football, faith and always staying ready

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 36:15


Matt Overton is a long snapper with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. He first came into the league in 2012 with the Indianapolis Colts and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013. After the 2016 season, Overton departed for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has also had stints with the Chargers, Titans, Rams and now with the Cowboys. Today on the podcast, we talk to Matt Overton about his crazy 2022, coming to the Cowboys, growing in his faith this year, praying at the 50-yard line and what it means to stay ready. Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Football Sunday Podcast
Transformed with Leslee Holliday

Football Sunday Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 32:07


GUEST: Leslee Holliday, Co-Host of Sports Spectrum's "Table Forty Podcast" SCRIPTURE VERSE: Ecclesiastes 3:1 ----- Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here. -- http://SportsSpectrum.com/newsletter

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Pro golfer Seth Reeves on idolatry, performance, trust and glorifying God in sports

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 37:23 Very Popular


Seth Reeves is a professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in 2021-22. He turned pro in 2014 after a successful college career at Georgia Tech. He first earned his PGA Tour card in 2019 and in 2020 was playing on the Korn Ferry Tour where he won his first tournament at the 2020 Pinnacle Bank Classic. Today on the podcast, we talk to Seth Reeves about trusting in God during the highs and lows of golf, losing his PGA Tour status, his involvement with College Golf Fellowship and how becoming a dad has changed his perspective on life. Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Success is a Choice
2x SEC Coach of the Year Bill Curry

Success is a Choice

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 29:27


This is a replay episode of one of our more popular guests. As much as Bill Curry is respected as a football coach, he is held in even higher regard as a man. He's a class act whose wisdom and thoughts are sought after by many people. You'll be entertained by his stories and impressed by his insights. Enjoy this episode from 2020. Original show notes are below... Bill Curry has been the head football coach at Alabama, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and Georgia State. He was a 2x SEC Coach of the Year, ACC Coach of the Year, as well as the National Coach of the Year in 1989 for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Before embarking upon a coaching career, he played 10 years in the NFL as a Center. He played in Super Bowls I, III, and V, winning two Super Bowl rings with the Packers and the Colts.  Click here to read Coach Curry's complete resume and biography. You can find out more about Coach Bill Curry, his motivational speaking opportunities, and his book "Ten Men You Meet In The Huddle" by visiting www.BillCurry.net.  In today's episode, we discuss: What the best teams have in common Playing for Vince Lombardi and Don Shula Attending Martin Luther King's funeral Why Johnny Unitas and Bart Star were so great ... and so much more!!! Resources, Books, and Links  Website:   BillCurry.net Twitter:  @CoachBillCurry Ten Men You Meet In The Huddle: Lessons from a Football Life by Bill Curry Articles of Interest . . . Bill Curry Talks About Race and Martin Luther King, Jr. Bill Curry Appears on the Sports Spectrum Podcast Packers honoring Bill Curry Bill Curry Learns the Meaning of Greatness 6 Characteristics of Champions Unify Your Teams and Communities Past "Success is a Choice" podcast episodes of interest . . . Don Yaeger (NY Times Best Selling Author) – Episode 118 Gary Reasons (2x Super Bowl Champion with NY Giants) - Episode 105 Jon Gordon (Author of "The Energy Bus") - Episode 100 Keith Grabowski (USA Football) - Episode 083 JJ Birden (former Kansas City Chief WR) - Episode 073 Jason Romano (host of the Sports Spectrum podcast) - Episode 045 Shemy Schembechler (son of Hall of Fame football coach, Bo Schembechler) - Episode 042 Dwane Casey (2018 NBA Coach of the Year) - Episode 001 Bill Curry in Action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGuFy2TBIag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoXmnv7R3VE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRT6kjsIfC0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmikR1VMsic This episode is made possible by TheLeadershipPlaybook.com. Great teams have great teammates. Build a stronger culture today by helping athletes become better teammates and more positive leaders. Get a 25% discount when you use the coupon code CHOICE at checkout. Rate and Review Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a quick review on iTunes.  Ratings and reviews are the lifeblood of a podcast. This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. Thanks again for listening and remember that “Success is a choice. What choice will you make today?” Jamy Bechler is the author of five books including The Captain and The Bus Trip, host of the Success is a Choice Podcast, professional speaker, and trains organizations on creating championship cultures. He previously spent 20 years as a college basketball coach and administrator.  The Leadership Playbook is Bechler's online program that helps athletes become better teammates and more positive leaders while strengthening a team's culture. As a certified John Maxwell leadership coach, Bechler has worked with businesses and teams, including the NBA. Follow him on Twitter at @CoachBechler. To connect with him via email or find out about his services, please contact speaking@CoachBechler.com. You can also subscribe to his insights on success and leadership by clicking here.

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Broadcaster Sam Ravech on his journey of faith and following in his father's footsteps

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 42:19 Very Popular


Sam Ravech is an on-air personality and sports play-by-play broadcaster with ESPN covering college sports as well as the Little League World Series. He was previously the play-by-play voice of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the San Francisco Giants AA minor league affiliate.  Sam's father Karl Ravech is a long-time ESPN anchor and play-by-play voice who has covered baseball with the network since 1993.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Sam Ravech about his role as a broadcaster, following in his famous dad's footsteps, and why he began a relationship with Jesus.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Mornings with Carmen
Changes for churches to make in the year ahead | The journey from irrelevant to headliner

Mornings with Carmen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 44:52


Kelsey Dallas of the Deseret News shares about rising anti-Semitism and the religious freedom vs LGBTQ-rights debate we have seen in the past year. Jason Romano, Director of Media for Sports Spectrum, talks about Brock Purdy's pursuit to point people to Christ as he grabs NFL headlines and the top sports stories of 2022 that pointed people to Jesus. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Baseball coach Dave Jauss on throwing BP at the Home Run Derby, managing in the Dominican Republic and his heart to serve with Compassion International

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 37:16 Very Popular


Dave Jauss is a baseball lifer. He's been in the game as a coach or advisor for more than 30 years. He's currently a Senior Advisor in player development with the Washington Nationals. Before that, he was a bench coach with the New York Mets. He's also currently in the Dominican Republic serving as a coach in Dominican winter league. Dave also recently was a part of a trip with Sports Spectrum host Jason Romano and others with Compassion International to serve those in the poverty striken areas of the D.R to show them love and faith and hope.  Today on the podcast, Dave shares his heart for Compassion, his heart for the Dominican Republic and his experience being at the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby throwing batting practice to Mets superstar Pete Alonso.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  - http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Former Florida Gators basketball player Patric Young on faith, hope and overcoming paralysis

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 43:05


Patric Young is a former college basketball player with the Florida Gators in the SEC. He is currently a college basketball analyst with ESPN and the SEC Network. As a basketball player, he was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 and a 3-time SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year winner.  On June 29, 2022, Young was involved in a serious car accident in Nebraska that left him paralyzed from the waist down.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Patric about the foundation of his faith in Jesus, his basketball journey, the car accident he suffered, how his faith has evolved and finding joy in the midst of losing the movement in his legs. Patric's story is sure to inspire you!  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.   

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Baltimore Orioles draft pick Jackson Holliday on staying humble, trusting in God and blocking out the noise

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 27:17


Jackson Holliday was selected first overall in the 2022 MLB Amateur Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Holliday attended Stillwater High School in Stillwater, Oklahoma and finished his senior year batting.685 with 17 home runs, 79 RBI and 30 stolen bases over 40 games. He was named the Oklahoma Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year and wa also awarded an ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove.  Jackson's father is Matt Holliday, the eight-time MLB All-Star with the Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals and currently the Cardinals bench coach.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Jackson Holliday about his 2022 and what it was like to go from high school to being drafted and playing pro baseball in the span of a few weeks. We also hear about Jackson's faith and the lessons he's learned about following Christ from his parents Matt and Leslee.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  - http://TheIncrease.com 

Hardie Party of 5-1/2
ESPN & Sports Spectrum's JASON ROMANO!

Hardie Party of 5-1/2

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 68:30


After 17 years at ESPN, JASON ROMANO took a major leap of faith to pursue sports ministry. Great things are happening through his current role as Director of Media with SPORTS SPECTRUM and the host of the popular Sports Spectrum PODCAST. You will be blown away by the incredible stories this producer, host, author, and speaker shares with us—stories about memorable sports moments, amazing grace, forgiveness and restoration. LISTEN & WATCH NOW! YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/pSEC11Q4zsY  JASON'S WEBSITE: https://www.jasonromano.com SPORTS SPECTRUM WEBSITE: https://sportsspectrum.com #HardiePartyofFiveAndAHalf #PODCAST #JasonRomano #SportsBroadcasting #Sports #ESPN #SportsSpectrum #MikeAndMike #NFLLive #SportsCenter #SundayNFLCountdown #CollegeGameDay #OutsideTheLines #MLBAllStarGame #Grace #Forgiveness #Restoration #LoveBIG #LaughLOTS #ASmileForYourEars

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Bill Curry - Sports Spectrum Minute

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 6:39


Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview. Today we hear from 3-time NFL champion player and former Alabama head coach Bill Curry. He appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast in January 2018. You can listen to the entire interview here.  Receive our Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here.

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Jade McCarthy and Jason Romano discuss change, distraction & finding peace during seasons of waiting

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 35:23


Jade McCarthy is the host of Sports Spectrum's “Transformed” podcast and a former on-air talent for ESPN. Today on the podcast, Jason and Jade react to Jeff Saturday's comments on a recent “Transformed” podcast about finding peace and patience when we're in a season of waiting. Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Former MLB player Chris Singleton on baseball, broadcasting and finding purpose in Christ

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 56:30


Chris Singleton played seven seasons as a Major League Baseball player with the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Oakland A's and Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally selected in the second round of the 1993 MLB Draft by the Giants and made his MLB debut in 1999 with the White Sox.  After retiring from baseball, Singleton began a stellar broadcasting career that saw him work as the primary color analyst on ESPN Radio's baseball coverage from 2011-2021.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Chris Singleton about coming to Christ in college, his pro baseball journey, transitioning to broadcasting and why his faith is a gift from God that he wants to share with others.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  - http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
NBA reporter/host Kristen Ledlow on becoming a mom, mentoring others and trusting in God

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 35:26


Kristen Ledlow is a host and sideline reporter covering the NBA for TNT and NBA TV. A graduate of Southeastern University, Ledlow was an All-American volleyball player and set records as a basketball player. After college, she began her broadcasting journey covering college football and basketball on the local level. Ledlow also was voted Miss Capital City USA in 2012 and placed in the top five at Miss Florida USA. In 2014, she moved to NBA TV and began covering the NBA full time. Today on the podcast, Kristen Ledlow shares her experience of getting married and becoming a mother, growing in her walk with Christ and why it's important for her to give back and mentor younger female broadcasters. Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more. - http://theincrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Winter 2022 Sports Spectrum Magazine Preview

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 16:20


Today on the podcast, our Sports Spectrum Managing Editor, Jon Ackerman joins host Jason Romano to preview the 2022 Winter edition of the Sports Spectum magazine with Colorado Avalache Stanley Cup champion Josh Manson on the cover.  SIGN UP and SUBSCRIBE to the Sports Spectrum Magazine. http://SportsSpectrum.com/magazine 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
ACC Network analyst Eric Mac Lain on becoming a dad and using his platform to love others like Jesus

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 33:49


Eric Mac Lain is a former offensive lineman at Clemson University who now works as a college football analyst with the ACC Network. During his time at Clemson, he was a part of  two conference championships and made a national championship appearance in his senior year of 2015. At the time of his graduation, he obtained the most wins (46) by a single player in Clemson history, while earning Strength and Conditioning All-America honors. As a student, Mac Lain was an All-ACC Academic football selection and graduated with a Bachelor's in health science (2015) and a Master's in athletic leadership and administration (2017). In 2019, he joined the new ACC Network as a studio analyst.  Today on the podcast, we welcome back Eric Mac Lain to the show to talk about how becoming a dad has changed his life and why it is important for him to love others the way Jesus has loved us.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more. -- http://theincrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
U.S. Army chaplain Darius Holland on his NFL career, discipling others and promoting spiritual wellness

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 34:57


Darius Holland is currently a chaplain with the United States Army in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In his younger days, Holland played professional football for ten seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos.  He was originally selected by Green Bay in the 3rd round of the 1995 NFL Draft after a college career at the University of Colorado. He was a member of the 1996 Super Bowl champion Packers team that beat the Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl XXXI.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Darius Holland about his role as a chaplain in the Army, the parallels of being an NFL player and a chaplain, why spiritual wellness is so important to him and why he went into ministry after his playing career.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more. - http://TheIncrease.com 

Sports Spectrum Podcast
Former Valparaiso basketball coach Homer Drew on 25 years after "the shot" and coaching for a greater purpose

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 36:57


Homer Drew is a former college basketball coach who spent 22 years coaching at Valparaiso and took his program to seven NCAA tournament appearances including a Sweet Sixteen berth in 1998, where his son Bryce hit a buzzer-beater in the first round to upset Ole Miss. Homer's son Scott Drew is the Baylor men's basketball coach and son Bryce is Grand Canyon University's men's basketball coach. In 2019, Homer Drew as elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Homer Drew about his coaching journey, 25 year reflections on "The Shot," watching his sons coach basketball and why Christ is who he lives for.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more. http://theincrease.com