FSI in the News

Mar
16
2021
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2021) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has announced the official launch of the Faith & Sports Institute (FSI), a distinctive center for the comprehensive study and practice of sports and Christianity. The announcement follows 10 years of progress in developing leaders in sports ministry.
Feb
1
2021
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.
Dec
21
2020
In this podcast episode, FSI graduate assistant Josh Ehambe discusses the narratives that shape athletes and offers advice for life after one’s playing days are over.
Dec
7
2020
FSI staff member Elizabeth Bounds spoke with her alma mater about how to handle grief and loss in sports.
Nov
15
2020
All Truett Seminary students receive opportunities for hands-on ministry experience. Graduate students in FSI’s Sports Ministry Program are no exception. This article for The Cord magazines includes a look at two sports ministry students who were able to serve with Baylor Athletics.
Nov
15
2020
Get to know FSI’s Postdoctoral Fellow Brian Gamel with this interview in Truett Seminary's The Cord magazine.
Nov
13
2020
In this article for Slate, FSI’s Assistant Director Paul Putz writes about the legacy and lessons we should learn from the first Black football player to compete for the University of Nebraska.
Sep
9
2020
In this article, Sports Ministry Program graduate Dani Price discusses her life and career, including her time spent at Truett Seminary.
Jun
7
2020
Did you watch “The Last Dance,” the ESPN documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls? In this episode of the podcast, Baylor University sports historian Paul Putz helps us make sense of it. Join us for a conversation about Jordan’s place in NBA history, the role of the black athlete in American culture, and some thoughts on how the stories of athletes like Jordan provide a window into our own identities as human beings. (NOTE: This episode was recorded BEFORE the anti-racism protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death).

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