Most Athletic

Season 1
Episode Number
Release Date
October 14, 2019
SamsonVowsJudgesYearbook Superlatives
Table of Contents
3 The angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “It is true that you are unable to conceive and have no children, but you will conceive and give birth to a son. 4 Now please be careful not to drink wine or beer, or to eat anything unclean; 5 for indeed, you will conceive and give birth to a son. You must never cut his hair, because the boy will be a Nazirite to God from birth, and he will begin to save Israel from the power of the Philistines.”

Judges 13:3-5 CSB


The Bible doesn't mention any of our modern sports—it might not mention sports at all, but that doesn't mean there weren't athletic people in Biblical times. The more I read the story of Samson, the more I see Samson in the athletes of today. I found myself having more sympathy for him. Let's talk about vulnerability, strength, and compassion.

References and Footnotes

  1. Jeannette Catsoulis. "‘Brian Banks’ Review: Falsely Accused, and Fighting Back". New York Times. August 8, 2019
  2. "Report: Wife caught Kobe cheating". FOX Sports. December 18, 2011
  3. Lindsay Gibbs. "The legacy of the Kobe Bryant rape case". Think Progress. April 13, 2016
  4. Jill Mahoney. "Chronology of the Tiger Woods scandal". The Globe and Mail. December 8, 2009
  5. William D. Cohen. Remembering (and Misremembering) the Duke Lacrosse Case". Vanity Fair. March 10, 2016
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