Fair Trade . . . Sports?

The Superbowl is over, but sports keep going forever. And Zach Smith published an interesting piece over at QIdeas about “fair trade sports”:

There has been tension in the relationship between sports and the Church for about as long as the Church can claim a formal existence. The early fathers of the Church were no lovers of the arena, and the suspicion of the body that was bred from Plato’s dichotomist thinking encouraged a negative view of the body as “fleshly” and “corruptible,” casting a shadow over man’s embodied enterprises that lingers today even more than two thousand years later . . .

But for a Church that loves to talk about the intersection of faith and culture there is a surprising lack of discussion on sport—what is arguably one of culture’s most pervasive forms.

Read more here.

Sports for the Glory of God
One Sport Per State
The Power of Privileged Words
The First Baseball