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Hockey an opportunity for Hensley to love God, others

Her love of hockey started as a child with a neighborhood friend named Hayden. Nicole Hensley, a goalie on the U.S. women's hockey team, remembers Hayden was always outside of her Colorado home playing street hockey with his family and friends. One day, he asked if she wanted to play, too. "From there, we would play all day every day outside, and I just kind of fell in love with it," Hensley said.

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Kelly Clark & Maame Biney, at Olympics, not deflated

Snowboarder Kelly Clark fell just short of adding to her Olympic medal collection, finishing fourth in the women's halfpipe competition earlier this week. Chloe Kim won gold for the U.S., while Clark's best run of 83.50 couldn't beat teammate Arielle Gold's score of 85.75.

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Olympic pin trading nurtures Gospel conversations

Visitors to the Coca-Cola Pin Trading Center at Olympic Park walk in and peer at the hundreds of small pins spread in front of the traders standing behind the counter. Two Baptists are in the middle of the popular Olympics pastime, seeking to nurture subsequent conversations about Jesus.

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High-tech enthusiasts gather at Code for the Kingdom

Bitcoin in the offering plate? Software allowing people to use cryptocurrency to give to churches was among the high-tech ideas under development at LifeWay Christian Resources during the Feb. 9-11 weekend.

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Olympic sledder: Loved by God, no matter the results

Elisabeth Vathje, readying for her sledding event in the Winter Olympics, isn't bashful about the most important thing in her life. The Canadian skeleton racer clearly proclaims on her Twitter page: "Christ follower."

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Olympics hockey player gains faith, loses an idol

Noah Welch had just signed a two-year deal with the NHL's Florida Panthers, and the team was expecting their new defenseman to develop and be a key part of their team.

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Museum of the Bible offers Olympics devotional plan

A new devotional plan connects Bible reading to the Winter Olympics and gives readers insight into how the Bible has affected current and former Olympians. Produced by the Museum of the Bible, "Winter Olympics and the Bible" is a 10-day plan available for free on the YouVersion Bible app and at

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Nigeria's Adeagbo sees God in unlikely Olympic trek

They may not have much snow and ice in Nigeria, but that hasn't stopped Simidele Adeagbo from making Olympic history -- and she says the Lord is the one who directed her path.

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