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Night to Shine Prom for Special Needs Students Expands

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Church, Events, Featured, Sports  /  No Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (WordNews.org) Jan. 30, 2017 – On Feb. 10, 2017, Liquid Church in Morristown, N.J., will play host for a Night to Shine prom for special needs students who are 14 years old or older. This is an event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. It will be just one of more than 350 […]

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Protest launched over Rose Bowl parade: Not for family viewing, ministry says

By   /  January 1, 2014  /  Entertainment, Featured, Sports  /  No Comments

PASADENA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Jan. 1, 2014 — A Christian ministry is urging families to not watch the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, because it will feature the “wedding” of two men. The wedding between two homosexual males is expected to take place aboard a float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The American […]

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Heptathlete Bettie Wade on “the best thing I ever did”

By   /  July 5, 2013  /  Featured, Sports  /  No Comments

BY LIZ McCONKEY For Word News DES MOINES, Iowa (WordNews.org) July 5, 2013 — Bettie Wade, who recently took second place in the heptathlon at the USA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, recently. After taking fourth place at the 2012 Olympic Trials, Wade is happy to qualify for the upcoming World Championships […]

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Track & Field stars talk about following Christ on and off the turf

By   /  June 26, 2013  /  Featured, Sports, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

BY LIZ McCONKEY For Word News DES MOINES, Iowa (WordNews.org) June 26, 2013 – Michelle Carter, three-time USA Outdoor champion and a 2012 World Indoor bronze medalist, took first in the shot put at the USA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, by setting an American record. She didn’t think much about her […]

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Long-jumper’s leap of faith

By   /  June 23, 2013  /  Featured, Sports  /  No Comments

BY LIZ McCONKEY For Word News DES MOINES, Iowa (WordNews.org) June 23, 2013 00 — Omar Craddock, a recent winner of the NCAA Championships in the triple jump, just took first at the USA Track and Field Championships with his personal best of 56 feet 3¼ inches. Craddock (pictured) quickly gives God the glory for […]

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God and football: 30% of Americans think God plays role in outcomes of sporting events

By   /  January 31, 2013  /  Featured, Sports  /  No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 31, 2013 –Almost a third of Americans believe God plays a role in the outcome of sporting events such as the upcoming Super Bowl. That’s according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. According to the survey, 53 percent say God rewards athletes who have faith with good […]

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A different kind of Olympic Spirit: Ministry supports Christian Olympians

By   /  August 4, 2012  /  Featured, Sports  /  No Comments

LONDON (WordNews.org) Aug. 4, 2012 –Christian Taylor is expected to take the men’s triple jump gold for the United States when he is competes on Aug. 7. But Steve McConkey says Taylor is already a winner. Taylor is one of the Christian athletes participating in the Olympics in London. Other Christian track and field athletes […]

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Group charges prejudice against Israel at Olympics

By   /  July 27, 2012  /  Featured, Sports  /  No Comments

LONDON (WordNews.org) July 27, 2012 — As the Olympic Games officially kick off tonight, one group is charging an anti-Israel bias at the games. The British Broadcasting Association’s Olympic website omitted Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; and the Olympic Committee declined to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Munich Massacre with a moment of silence during […]

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