Maybe this will settle the spiritual issue.
Holiday Bowl 2016
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If bible study or prayer are mandatory, it crosses a line. PJ can certainly be in bible studies and they can block off a portion of time for the kids to attend bible study (if they want) or video games, or whatever. It simply cannot be mandatory and it cannot be part of any evaluation process (the second part is obviously harder to prove). PJ probably shouldn't have said it was one of the four areas where people need to be elite.
If a player is a great athlete, a great citizen and a great student, but has absolutely ZERO spirituality. . . I think he'll be plenty "elite" enough for PJ and all of us.
I don't think we can say the same thing about the other three categories (academics, athletics, socially). He probably shouldn't have included it, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he really didn't mean it.