Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
The Nigerian football player, Odion Ighalo, shares his faith publicly very often.“Everything I have achieved today is because of the grace of God”, he says.
Our world can never be improved by bitter, griping people.
The Chelsea striker, along with other players, sponsored an Open Doors event in London. “We have to talk about it [...] I do it to serve Jesus”, he said.
“I have no doubt that with the presence of God in my life, He has helped me through a lot”, says the Tottenham Hotspur hero who scored the hat-trick to get the team in the Champions League final.
In the Bible, often the word “listen” is synonymous with “obey”.
In all walks of life, we run the risk of performing for those watching us.
There is one who never makes an error; a supreme referee, a judge who is above all things, and to whom we will all one day be accountable: God himself.
God is our Father, so we can't allow ourselves to be struck down by meaningless things.
The German manager of Liverpool FC: “To be a believer, but not to want to talk about it - I do not know how it would work!”
Verbal abuse starts a destructive spiral, unpredictable and unstoppable, that frequently ends in violence.
Tony Britten, the composer, wrote the football anthem based on Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’, whose lyrics are taken from the passage of 1 Kings 1:38-40.
The Upper Room Church is in a legal dispute with the football club Alianza Lima over land surrounding the stadium.
Online betting is a sector in constant growth in many European countries. In the UK Premier League, nearly one in two teams have an online betting house on their shirts.
The U-20 teams of Tuzos of Pachuca (Mexico) and Ansan Hallelujah FC (South Korea) played a match organised by a mission movement focused on evangelizing children between 4 and 14 years old.
The growth of football betting among youth is alarming. Psychologist José María Carayol: “Bets become an emotional analgesic”.
The risky diving rescue operation spread over three days. One of the boys is a Christian. “It’s the love that God gives to our family”, said his parents after the rescue.
It would be good to penalize the blatant human rights abuses in Qatar rather than applauding them by letting bonded labourers build the new stadiums for World Cup 2022.
There are people who have always believed, and always will, that they can do without God in their lives.
Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
Yerry Mina, Cuadrado and Falcao are some of the Christian players who shared Bible verses and made faith statements during the World Cup.
Players at the World Cup are not allowed to express religious messages on the field. But Thiago Silva, Neymar and other stars of the Brazilian team used Instagram to thank God.
A team of Steiger mission is starting conversations about the gospel in the middst of the football celebration in Russia.
All players of the squad kneeled and prayed together on the pitch after losing 6-1 to England. It is the first time the country plays a football World Cup.
Romelu Lukaku of Belgium and Fidel Escobar of Panama knelt on the field to pray at the end of the game. Social media users described it as “the image of the day”.
The God “who played the cosmos into being” delights himself in the World Cup but delights in higher things still.