December 8th, 2012
10:00 PM ET

Winning, by God. Joe Gibbs' third act: Evangelist

By Tom Foreman and Eric Marrapodi, CNN

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Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN)—Joe Gibbs moves through pit row at Dover International Speedway with purpose. On this clear day he has three NASCAR teams competing under the banner of Joe Gibbs Racing. The NFL coach and Hall of Fame legend barks encouragement as his teams gather in their fire suits in front of racks of tools.

“We’re due one today! Let’s go!”

Then the team members put their hands together at the center of a circle, Gibbs slaps his on top with the sun catching his Super Bowl ring, and bows his head in a sudden moment of calm before the high-octane storm. “Father thank you for this day,” he begins to pray.

The white hair under his logo covered ball cap is an oddity here. The pits of NASCAR are a young man’s world. Top speed, quick reflexes and raw power are prized.


- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Belief • Christianity

December 8th, 2012
05:04 PM ET

What the Pope will tweet?

(CNN)–Vatican official Greg Burke explains to CNN's Joe Johns what Pope Benedict XVI will tweet for the first time December 12.

Read more about the Pope's new Twitter account. 

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Catholic Church • Christianity • Pope Benedict XVI • Vatican

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