As football season kicks off, we’re tackling religion and sports. What’s behind all the prayers and proclamations on the football field? We’ll tell you how Christian organizations are using athletics programs in high schools, colleges, and the pros to preach the word of Jesus. On such group is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and we’ll hear from its president, Les Steckel.

We’re also checking in with an Iowa State University football fan who says she put an end to 30 years of holding season tickets at the school because of what she felt was an improper use of religion on the team.

Speaking of using religion on the team, Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld tells us why he wants to put an end to the Faith Nights being held at Major League Baseball parks.

And, in Preaching to the Choir, Welton shares his thoughts on the Senator Larry Craig scandal.


State of Belief explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism. Through interviews with newsmakers and celebrities, reports from the field, and his own commentary, Welton shows how religion and radical freedom are best friends and how the religious right is wrong – wrong for America and bad for religion.

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