Feb 8, 2007

Stadium @ Church Street

Stadium @ Church Street
Originally uploaded by playersprayers.

Looking for a stadium where would you go to? – Church Street of course! In Charlotte, NC, you exit Bank of America Stadium and go along Church Street, six blocks later you run into First Presbyterian Church, two more blocks and you are at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and another two blocks further long the road you find First United Methodist Church.
What a road of sport and spirituality!

Feb 7, 2007

Most spiritual ski resort 2006-07

Vail Ressorts Inc. run some of the greatest ski areas in the Rocky Mountains. PlayersPrayers tested three of them. Beaver Creek, Vail and Breckenridge all offer outstanding winter sports facilities. But what about spiritual guidance for skiers and snowboarders?

Beaver Creek does not offer a single slope with religious implications.

Vail at least has a “Christmas” slope which is quite poor for the largest ski resort in the U.S..

PlayersPrayers’ most spiritual ski resort 2006-07 is Breckenridge, Co. There we’ve seen three slopes with explicitly christian names, all of which are not just named for fun or by chance but for good reason:

1. “Angels Rest” is a more difficult trail which is extra wide and although you of course head downhill you really feel like flying in the heavens.

2. “Amen” is not just a good ending for every prayer but also one of Breck’s most difficult trails.

3. Unfortunately we are not able to offer a photo from “Trinity” because lifts were closed due to hazardous avalanche conditions. “Trinity” starts as a single trail (unity), then splits up into two. From one of these two another branch emerges just as the holy spirit is confessed to proceed from the Father and the Son to complete holy “Trinity”. Trinitarian thinking and skiing that rail both require expert skills.

Not counting for the stats but good to know, too: On the North Slope of Peak 9 there are the most evil slopes: “Devils Crotch” followed by “Hades” and “Inferno” and a bit more downhill “Satans”.

Feb 6, 2007

Sport meets spirituality in a book store

Barnes and Noble are as noble as to show a deep understanding of both sports and spirituality. That is why the bookstands are so close to one another. Thanks for supporting our approach!

Feb 6, 2007

Crabs worshipping Bud

Anheuser-Busch’s crabs impressed the focus group of USA Today’s Admeter. Religious feelings for beer in a super bowl environment, that’s passion at the highest stage.

Jan 25, 2007

smooth angels on wii

12 beautiful angels flying a perfect formation through the clear blue sky – that’s part of smooth moves. The angels fly smoothly but compete badly. Heavenly sports are among others: arm wrestling, tennis and hurdle race.

Jan 23, 2007

Vatican Soccer Championship

Rocco was so fast reporting “Team Spirit, Bertone Style”.

Jan 21, 2007

spiritual bodybuilding

Bodybuilding.com has a “Bible Verse of the Day Thread” in its forum. PlayersPrayers interviewed wildman536 who has started the thread:

Q: Your screenname is wildman536, please tell our readers, who you are and what made you choose this wild name.
A: Well the Wildman has something to do with my last name (it is spelled really close to wildman) my football number was 53, and i just added the 6 for no reason.

Q: What made you start the “Bible Verse of the Day Thread” on Bodybuilding.com?
A: I really feel that God has had a MAJOR impact on my life and feel that as a person who loves to Bodybuild keep Christ first, and likes discussion forums, it would be good to keep other Christians in on why were able to do what we do by letting them see a small verse of inspiration (almost) everyday.

Q: What do Bible studies and body building have in common?
A: Bible studies and Bodybuilding really have quite a bit more in common than one would think. I believe that if you are a True Christian you will be aware of the Word and make sure that you are living your life according to It. In Bodybuilding it is easy to get into something that can totally take over your mind and body and with this thread i feel that having that daily verse among other posts it’ll just have a positive impact on your day and the way you approach your goals for your body in a Christian way.

Q: What is your favorite Bible verse?
A: As far as Bible Verses i have a TON of favorites. John 3:16 is one that i believe every Christian should know and understand.

Q: What is your favorite exercise?
My favorite exercise would have to be the Dead lift. No other exercise gets my blood going and my body pumped like it.

Jan 20, 2007

David Beckham is not allowed to join Scientology

Becks go US and to be a US star you have to join Scientology. But do not be afraid: subversion knows that Victoria won’t allow David to sell his soul.

Jan 20, 2007

Miss Fitness International as a nun

Jenny Hendershott won the Ms.Fitness International and Ms.Olympia titles in 2005. In 2004 she came out at the Olympia in a nun outfit performing a “Jesus” routine. Isaac Hinds came to know why:

“I have been battling my faith for over a year and a half. I can be a very private person at times and I had lost 5 friends over the course of 4 months so I was struggling for a while with Death, God, prayer, and the importance of my own life. I wanted to out do the 2003 routine so I kind of put it all together and came up with proclaiming my faith in front of the industry. Again, what do I have to lose and hey I want to entertain and I want to stand out. I loved the end result and I have since found myself and yes, God really is my homeboy.”

Femalemuscle.com has all the Pics.

Jan 14, 2007

St. Johns Wort

St. Johns Wort
Originally uploaded by gsmattingly.

Bodybuilding.com features Leigh Ann Yeager as “Female Transformation Of The Week”. She regularly took “St. John’s Wort Supplements” to support here body building. Bodybuilding.com gives two explanations for the name of this herb both in relation to John the Baptist.