With the NBA playoffs underway, the Oklahoma City Thunder have garnered attention for more than their stellar play.

As the New York Times reports, the pre-game ritual at Chesapeake Energy Arena includes a prayer of invocation. Although the team asks that the prayer be generic and nondenominational, some who offer the invocation are quite specific. Given that Oklahoma is 73% Protestant and 9% Roman Catholic, it may seem natural that most of these prayers would be offered by Christians. But how…  [more]