Faith and Sports
We Americans are passionate about sports. But sometimes — maybe even often — our faith and our love for sports seem to conflict with each other: Sports encroaching on Sunday worship. Controversies over kneeling versus standing for the national anthem at football games. Praying before the big game to crush the opposing team. So-called “improper benefits” to college athletes. Athletic departments looking the other way when it comes to risks of brain injuries. This issue of Presbyterians Today explores how morals, ethics and faith fit into the world of sports.
Other highlights in this issue: Spiritual disciplines for Lent; sexual slavery’s secret past; gun violence and our children’s innocence; the pitfalls of ‘giving up’ things for Lent; living out the Golden Rule