A Theology of Sports—Part 3

In the first two installments of this series, I discussed how sports have aesthetic value and provide clear examples of excellence.  In this post I want to highlight another significant way in which sports are valuable. 3. Athletic competition builds … Continued

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The Real Meaning of Sports (Or Things I Learned From An Extraterrestrial Acquaintance About Athletic Competition)

The other day I was walking across campus, minding my own business, when there came a sudden flash of light and the low, pulsing hum of something other-worldly.  I ducked and covered my eyes.  When I looked up, there it … Continued

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The Bankruptcy Plague Among Professional Athletes

With the start of another NFL season, I’ve been thinking about an alarming statistic associated with the league:  78% of  former NFL players either go bankrupt or experience severe financial distress.  This is astounding because the base salary for rookies … Continued

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