FSI In The News
As an avid sports fan, historian, and pivotal member of the Faith & Sports Institute at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, Paul Putz, PhD, never dreamed that a message he shared at a Truett Chapel service would create a connection between Baylor and the family of the inventor of basketball.
FSI Assistant Director Paul Putz co-authored this reflection on the life and legacy of Baylor All-American Bill Glass, who pioneered new forms of sports ministry.
This article for The Cord magazine looks at a few of the ways athletes, coaches, ministers, and scholars have engaged with the Faith & Sports Institute and found a unique hub of resources and opportunities at the intersection of faith and sports.
On November 5, 2021, the Baylor University Board of Regents announced the approval of three new degree programs at George W. Truett Theological Seminary: the Master of Arts in Theology and Sports Studies, the Master of Arts in Contextual Witness and Innovation, and the Master of Arts in Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice.
FSI Postdoctoral Fellow Brian Gamel discussed the Olympics and the Bible's athletic metaphors on Christianity Today's "Quick to Listen" podcast.
The Faith & Sports Institute collaborated with Christianity Today's Creative Studio team to explore the intersection of faith, sports, and mental health and to consider how Christians can develop a culture of care for the whole athlete.
Writing for the Christian Scholars Review, FSI postdoctoral scholar Brian Gamel looks at Jesus’s words about “greatness” in the gospel of Mark and considers what they mean for Christian athletes and coaches today.