11 Lessons From 100 Episodes of the Competing for Christ Podcast
The Competing for Christ Podcast
by Ken Burke
29m ago
When I set out to start the Competing for Christ Podcast, I had no idea that nearly 3 years later, I’d still be doing it. To be honest with you, I didn’t know what to think. I had maybe a handful of topics to discuss in mind and only 3 people that I wanted to interview. Never could I have imagined that I would get to 100. But over and over again I have seen God move in ways that are unexplainable. I have seen Him reach people across the world with a simple, yet profound message: glorifying Christ through sports. I wanted to blend together my love for Christ and my love for sports because I fel ..read more
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Experiencing Christ Through Challenges with Abilene Christian Football Player Anthony Egbo Jr.
The Competing for Christ Podcast
by Ken Burke
5d ago
When you’ve gone through a challenging time in your life, you may find it quite hard to experience Christ through that time. Or you could be on the other side of the spectrum where you feel God’s love so deeply during this challenging time. For myself and our guest today, we have both been on either side of that coin. But how do we navigate this topic when you are pursuing a relationship with Him, and want to feel Him in your life and while you pursue your dream as an athlete? Today we get to talk to Abilene Christian University football player Anthony Egbo Jr., and throughout his life, he has ..read more
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Lessons Learned as a D1 Christian Athlete with Lipscomb University Softball Player Joie Giarrizzo
The Competing for Christ Podcast
by Ken Burke
2w ago
Today we are talking with Lipscomb University softball player Joie Giarrizzo about her softball career, her faith, and a what she has learned as a Division 1 Christian athlete. Joie is entering her 4th year of Division 1 collegiate softball and she has been living for Christ on and off the field during those years. There are many things that you learn as a college athlete, but maybe even more so if you follow Christ throughout. Joie gives her thoughts and opinions on many different topics, including: How Joie has managed to stay close with Jesus throughout college An incredible mission trip t ..read more
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Who Is Jesus? with Charleston Southern University Associate Athletic Director Mike Vigue
The Competing for Christ Podcast
by Ken Burke
3w ago
Who is Jesus? The Bible says a lot about who He is, was, and will be. John says that He is the bread of life. Colossians says He is the firstborn of all creation. Luke says that He is the Son of Man. There are so many ways to describe who Jesus is and what He means to so many that put their faith in Him. What should that mean for athletes? It should mean EVERYTHING for athletes!  That’s why today we are talking to Charleston Southern University Associate Athletic Director Mike Vigue about who Jesus is to him and what Jesus can do for everyone that puts their faith in Him. This conver ..read more
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Mentorship That Shows Christ with The Apprentice School Head Basketball Coach Evan Kee
The Competing for Christ Podcast
by Ken Burke
1M ago
When you think of certain mentors in your life, you probably don’t have to think too long before thinking of someone in your time as an athlete that helped mold and shape who you are as a person today. For Coach Evan Kee, he continues to mentor and shape the minds of young men as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at The Apprentice School. The Apprentice School is a very unique Division 3 school, where athletes learn a trade, get paid for it while going to class, and get to play collegiate basketball. Coach Kee strives to be someone that these players can look up to, and someone that continuously ..read more
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Growing Continuously with David Gibson, Founder of Elevation is a Must, Entrepreneur, Speaker, & Former Boxer
The Competing for Christ Podcast
by Ken Burke
1M ago
As someone who wants to grow closer to Christ every single day, I often ask myself, “Can I grow closer to Christ while simultaneously growing as a person?” While this may be very challenging to find that balance, as people and as athletes, we always want to be the best version of ourselves while still shining the spotlight on what Jesus has done through us.  Today, we talk about consistent growth with David Gibson, founder of Elevation is a Must, providing young professionals with the tools and strategies that help them build, grow, and live out their ideas and visions. He is an entrepren ..read more
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Being In A Hurry with University of Indianapolis Soccer Player Sam Hevesy
The Competing for Christ Podcast
by Ken Burke
2M ago
It seems like everyone is in a hurry nowadays, especially athletes. You are constantly going and going, and a lot of times your faith is the first thing to go on the back-burner. But for athletes, what can we do to slow down while still competing at the highest level and getting everything you need done, all while growing closer to Christ?  For University of Indianapolis soccer player Sam Hevesy, this issue has been something that has been on his heart for a while now. Sam is early on in his college career, but the knowledge that he brings to our discussion makes it seem like he’s older t ..read more
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Staying Ready for the Moment with Kansas State Football Player Seth Porter
The Competing for Christ Podcast
by Ken Burke
3M ago
Today, we’re talking about staying ready for the moment and being ready to not only perform on the field, but perform off the field when sharing the Gospel with someone. Just like when you’re on the bench or getting ready to go in a game, you have to be ready. Jesus even says that we will not know the day or time when He comes back, so we have to be ready at any point. Seth Porter is a Kansas State football player that has so much experience in this area. He prioritizes being prepared to show and spread the Gospel through his words and actions. He’s also had to stay ready for the moment f ..read more
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What Athletes Can Learn From Colossians 3:23
The Competing for Christ Podcast
by Ken Burke
3M ago
For athletes, working hard is a part of our DNA. It's an essential part if you want to succeed or play to the best of your ability. But what does the Bible say about working hard? How do you know if you're working TOO hard? Is there such thing as working hard for the wrong reasons? Today, I'm going to be talking about what athletes can learn from studying Colossians 3:23, what hard work should mean to an athlete, and why we are called to not only work hard at everything we do, but dedicate that to the Lord. While we may want to impress coaches, teammates, parents, or scouts, we must remember w ..read more
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Spreading the Word From the NFL to Golf with YouTuber and Former NFL & UCONN Football Player Geremy Davis
The Competing for Christ Podcast
by Ken Burke
3M ago
Geremy Davis has been sharing the Gospel through sports for years now. While it may be in a variety of different ways and capacities, he continues to put Jesus first in everything that he does.  Geremy played football at UCONN and went on to play in the NFL for three different teams. As someone who had one of the most prolific careers for a wide receiver at UCONN, he dedicates everything that he has to Christ and has done that since before playing in college. Through injuries, uncertainties, and hardship, there is so much to be said about what God has been able to do through him.  No ..read more
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