The Caucasian's Guide To Black Churches

Eleven a.m. Sunday morning was once called “the most segregated hour in America,” but as the nation becomes more diverse, so do its institutions of worship. Steeped in traditions passed down since slavery, churches are one of the cornerstones of the African-American community, and navigating the subtleties of these… »10/07/15 1:08pm10/07/15 1:08pm


Aaron Rodgers Makes Fun Of Russell Wilson By Crediting God For The Packers' Win

After the Packers’ 27-17 win over the Seahawks last night, Aaron Rodgers gave the credit to God. Which wouldn’t be a thing, normally: athletes do that all the time. Except Rodgers is already on record as believing God doesn’t care about Packers-Seahawks games. This was a shot at Russell Wilson. »9/21/15 8:58am9/21/15 8:58am

Antrel Rolle Signed With Chicago After Getting A Message From God/Orbitz

Longtime Giants safety Antrel Rolle signed with the Chicago Bears this week, but leaving New York was not a decision he treated lightly. While a guest on WFAN sports radio today, Rolle explained that he agonized over the decision, even going so far as to ask God for a sign telling him what to do. He received that… »3/13/15 2:12pm3/13/15 2:12pm

How To Talk About God, And Your Wedding, With Your Future In-Laws

This past June, I got married. It was one of the best days of my life, and I hope to never have to experience it again. As anyone who has been through one knows, weddings are a deeply magical experience festooned with deeply unmagical questions: inside or outside? Who pays for what? Is beet salad an "appropriate"… »2/05/15 2:13pm2/05/15 2:13pm

Survey: 27 Percent Of Americans Believe God Helps Decide Who Wins Sporting Events

Because it's Super Bowl time, everyone has to get in on the football. The Public Religion Research Institute conducted a survey earlier this month, and asked its random sample of 1,033 adults a bunch of questions about the NFL. Most of the responses aren't surprising or interesting (Lots of people watch football! Even… »1/30/13 2:35pm1/30/13 2:35pm

Clemson Receiver Gets Baptized At Practice, Sets School Record For Receptions, Incontrovertibly Proves God Is Real And Baptist And An ACC Fan

Junior DeAndre Hopkins looked like a new man in Clemson's win over Auburn on Saturday. He set a school record with 13 catches, finishing with 119 yards and a score. Then his wide receiver coach posted this photo to Twitter, totally explaining everything—Hopkins had been baptized after Thursday's practice, in front of… »9/04/12 1:00pm9/04/12 1:00pm

The Death Of A Former Football Player At An Underground Fight In A Church Has, Somehow, Resulted In A Lawsuit

The church along the Broken Arrow Expressway in Tulsa is of the Christian-capitalist mega-variety. You know the deal: rock shows, slick website, a gift shop, deadly unsanctioned boxing fights. One such fight on Sept. 21, 2011, allegedly resulted in the death of George Clinkscale, who played linebacker for four years… »11/04/11 3:45pm11/04/11 3:45pm

Kurt Warner Talks Dancing, Theodicy On His Good Day L.A. Interview

Of all places for Kurt Warner to get backed up against a wall, and then repeatedly and viciously head-butted about his religion, a Good Day L.A. interview was not our first guess. But yesterday, the former NFL quarterback and born-again Christian joined Jillian Reynolds, Steve Edwards, and Dorothy Lucey to talk… »4/20/11 2:40pm4/20/11 2:40pm

Before Blake Griffin Dunked Over A Car, Kenny Smith Had A Three-Minute Religious Experience

If you missed the NBA slam dunk contest on Saturday night, you not only missed Blake Griffin dunking over a silver Kia and some other confusing but exciting shenanigans — you also missed Kenny Smith, Griffin's "coach" for the evening, delivering a nearly three-minute long speech about obstacles and the power of… »2/21/11 2:00pm2/21/11 2:00pm