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Following in His Running Shoes
Christians don't go for hero worship. We look to Jesus as the only model of Christian virtue and need no other examples... or do we? You only have to look at the long list of Christian saints and acclaimed heroes of faith to see that this is not entirely true.
19th April

April 19th, 2013 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Shola Ameobi: shining for Christ and 'The Toon'
The Nigerian born marksman, who has made over 270 appearances for 'the toon' and scored more than 50 goals, cites his Christian faith as the most important thing in his life: “I’m doing what I love, playing football, but its second to my faith.”
3rd March

March 3rd, 2013 - Posted & Written by Hefin Rhys Jones

Bent On Overcoming Heartache By Faith
England and Aston Villa striker, Darren Bent recently revealed that his faith in God helped him deal with his Euro 2012 injury heartache and other career and personal setbacks.
1st November

November 1st, 2012 - Posted & Written by Hefin Rhys Jones

Premiership Keeper's Tourettes Syndrome Cross
US born Everton FC goalkeeper, Tim Howard, has more ‘crosses’ to cope with those of the opposing team. Yet somehow he finds peace – a peace he first saw in his grandmother. Where does that come from, and what does it mean to him?
29th October

October 29th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Hefin Rhys Jones

Life After Near Death For Soccer Star Muamba
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Miracle man, Fabrice Muamba, the Premiership football star who 'died' during an FA cup quarter final has released his autobiography.
26th October

October 26th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Hefin Rhys Jones

Five Top Players on God's Rugby Squad
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With the rugby season now well underway, here are five top players running out for Christ in the game with the oval ball.
4th October

October 4th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Hefin Rhys Jones

Top Fighter Always Prays For Opponents
How does boxer Tyson Fury reconcile his faith with a sport which many Christians feel is incompatible with the teachings of Christ? “I pray for every opponent I fight," he explains.
2nd October

October 2nd, 2012 - Posted & Written by Hefin Rhys Jones

On an Oar and a Prayer
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When you think of rowing, you probably think of the names Steve Redgrave and Mathew Pinsent who have, between them, won 9 golds (3 of them together in the Coxless pairs) and have gone down in history as two of Britain’s greatest Olympians. The name Debbie Flood probably doesn’t spring...
30th July

July 30th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Hefin Rhys Jones

'Total Surrender': The Eric Liddell Story
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Nearly 90 years after the Olympic triumph which inspired the film Chariots of Fire, sports writer and missionary, Hefin Rhys Jones, tells the amazing true story of athlete Eric Liddell.
17th July

July 17th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Hefin Rhys Jones

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