Rick McDaniel is a Christian speaker, author and leader of Richmond Community Church in Richmond, Va. In September 2013, he wrote a column for Fox News challenging the idea that one cannot be a good Christian and still love football.
Harold Wells is a football coach at J.O. Johnson High School in Decatur, Ala., where he is also the pastor at Newcomb Street Church of Christ.
Phillip Larsen is a Christian and a writer based in Yukon, Okla. In October 2013, he wrote an essay for Ethics Daily that questioned holding up as heroes football players who misbehave off the field.
The National Christian College Athletic Association is a nonprofit that promotes intercollegiate sports among Christian schools and Christian athletes. It covers 100 Christian colleges and universities, 13,000 student-athletes and 850 coaches. It is based in Greenville, S.C., and Dan Wood is executive director.
Chad Gibbs is the author of God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC. He is based in Alabama, and can be contacted through his website.
Frank Reich is a former college and NFL star quarterback and from 2003 to 2006 was president of the Charlotte, N.C., campus of the Reformed Theological Seminary. He is now a motivational speaker and speaks about the relationship between prayer and athletic contests, often in the context of his own record of “miraculous” comeback victories. He […]