The ruling is likely to refuel the lingering debate on secularism — still volatile more than a century after the 1905 law on separation of church and state that established it as a principle of the French Republic.
Now in his eighth season with the Kansas City Chiefs after playing collegiately at Oklahoma, James Winchester just made his third Super Bowl appearance. While football may be his profession, his Baptist faith is the foundation of his life.
This year’s Super Bowl will feature a $20 million pair of pro-Jesus ads promoting the idea that Jesus "gets us," part of the larger He Gets Us campaign. Organizers hope to spend a billion dollars in the next three years to redeem Jesus’s brand.
John Sianghio writes that we find hope in strange and unexpected places. There is something about sports, something about the stories of players like Hakimi and his mother, that captures the hearts and minds of the world and pierces our souls with its poignancy.