Is Football Too Violent? 11 Reflections on My Christianity Today Essay

I just wrote this Christianity Today piece on football violence in light of the NFL’s nearly $765-million settlement with injured players. It’s stirred up a bit of interaction on Twitter, so say the least. Here’s a slice from the essay: A sizeable portion of evangelicals do not follow boxing or mixed-martial arts due, in part, to their [Read More...]

Spider Webs of Our Own Making: Pride and the Christian Life

A little while back I blogged about Stephen Altrogge’s book on sports.  I recommended it to my readers and noted as I did so some illumination it brought me about the condition of my heart.  In reflecting more on that condition, I’ve found a resonant image playing in my mind related to my pride.  Like [Read More...]

Game Day for the Glory of God: Reviewing Stephen Altrogge’s New Book

I recently read Stephen Altrogge’s Game Day for the Glory of God (Crossway, 2008) and really enjoyed it.  I would encourage parents, sports fans, and Christians who love sports fans to pick the book up. Here’s a nice excerpt from the book that captures its spirit: “God has given us the gift of sports so [Read More...]


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