Inspiring Athletes

As the year ends, it’s time again to reflect on the top sports stories that involved Christian athletes. Inspiring Athletes has already selected these 30 stories and ranked them using a very complicated scientific formula. Okay, so it was really just me going back through my archived posts and working a little Google magic. Some…

In his seven NFL seasons, Washington Redskins center Chris Chester has experienced the highs of a playoff run (during four seasons with Baltimore) and the lows of playing for a struggling franchise (during the 2010 and 2011 seasons with Washington). These days, Chester has the exciting job of protecting star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III,…

Ask anyone that knows Prince Amukamara well and they’ll all likely agree with this statement: What you see is what you get. In other words, there’s not a pretentious bone in the body of this descendent of Nigerian royalty. Now in his second NFL season, the New York Giants defensive back is still that same…

At the start of the 2012 NFL season, Josh Brown found himself in an unusual position. For the first time in 10 years, he wasn’t on a roster despite nine combined years with the St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. It was a tough reminder of how football has become just as much a…

In 10 years with the Buffalo Bills, defensive end Chris Kelsay has yet to experience the hype of the NFL Playoffs. Still, the Nebraska native and former Cornhusker star has managed to put together a solid career. And while he would certainly love a shot to play more than 16 games–even if just once before…

My good friends at FCA spoke with Josh Hamilton earlier this fall about his struggle with tobacco use and what he learned about obedience to God. Even though the season is over (and Hamilton is currently a free agent), I thought this would a great piece for everyone to enjoy.

It hasn’t been an easy road for Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. Throughout his career, the explosive athlete has been forced to overcome nagging injuries en route to his dream job in the NFL. Helu Jr., in fact, will miss the remainder of the 2012 campaign after suffering lower leg injuries and turf…

Heading into the 2012 Major League Baseball playoffs, Andy Pettitte holds the Major record for most post-season starts (42), innings pitched (263) and wins (19). And while the Yankees lefty isn’t considered a lock for the Hall of Fame, one thing is certain. Pettitte has always been more concerned about helping his teammates on and…

For a self-avowed baseball junkie, October is always the most wonderful time of the year. Even with my favorite team in the cellar for a second year in a row, it’s hard not to get excited about the 2012 Major League Baseball Playoffs. And while you won’t find any hard analysis in this particular column,…

As a 15-year player and three-time World Series champion, Joe Girardi was known as one of the hardest nosed catchers to get behind the plate. Now, as the manager of the most storied franchise in Major League Baseball history, he continues to pull no punches in an effort to get the best out of his…

Chad Bonham
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Chad Bonham

Chad has been working in mass media for over 20 years. Chad’s professional journey began at the University of Tulsa where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (1993) while working extensively in athletic media relations and serving as a sports editor for The Collegian.

Since then, he has written extensively for such publications as Relevant, CCM, Christian Retailing, New Man, Charisma, Today’s Christian, Ministries Today, Breakaway, Brio, Sports Spectrum, Christian Single, Faith & Friends, Sharing the Victory and Gospel Today.

He has authored, co-authored or ghost written and edited 13 books including Life in the Fairway (New Leaf Press), Glory of the Games (Cross Training), Wrestling with God (River Oak), Spiritual Journeys (Relevant) and the four-part Fellowship of Christian Athletes Core Value Series; Excellence, Teamwork, Serving and Integrity (Regal Books). Chad is currently working on five new books including Sooner Legacy, Husker Legacy and Lessons From Sooner Football (Cross Training) as well as The Faith of Stock Car Racing (Judson Press).

When he's not writing, Chad lends his efforts to various independent television and film projects. He was the coordinating producer for Choosing Life (2010) and Life Happens (2011). Chad is currently serving as producer on a forthcoming documentary about Super Bowl champion Brian Kinchen.

Chad and his wife Amy live in Broken Arrow, Okla., with sons Lance (September 2003), Cole (February 2008) and Quinn (February 2011).

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