"Every Monday night we have a couple's Bible study. We have a Thursday night team Bible study. And Saturday nights, we actually get together the night before the game and just kind of pray and talk through the Word and what guys have been reading, what they're struggling with, and just kind of keep it real with each other. To have that here in an NFL facility like this, it's really special." -Eagles QB Carson Wentz
[Faithwire.com] At 10-1, the Philadelphia Eagles are having a great season, but it is how the players are conducting themselves off the field that has them gaining a whole new legion of fans. Led by star second-year quarterback Carson Wentz, the Eagles locker room has become the picture of faith and charity, despite all the divisiveness currently playing out in the NFL. Last week, the team released a video on its Facebook page chronicling how Christianity has become "the locker room's binding force" this season, and its impact is palpable. (Photo: Eagles in prayer/Facebook/via Faithwire.com)
This fall, Faithwire covered the team baptism that took place prior to a game in October and the inspiring story behind the rubber bracelet Wentz has been sporting during games, but it turns out the feel good stories are part of much larger cultural shift within the organization. While one's journey in faith is often quite personal, the Eagles have made it a family affair. In addition to Wentz, wide receiver Torrey Smith, and safety Chris Maragos are also vocal leaders in the locker room, using their own stories of redemption as a rallying cry for those around them...
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