While God’s name is invoked and Jesus’s sacrifice praised in the face of one of the most pointed examples of mortality in sport, worship itself appears to be given to NASCAR and the cultural praise located in American identity.
I have come to believe that “fun” should be a result of our proper pursuits and it should be less of a pursuit in and of itself. We are called to love God and love our neighbor. Also, we are told to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. What do these things look like within the context of sport and play?
There also appears to be an upward trend of opportunities for kids to pursue athletics all year round. With these opportunities present there also seems to be a positive correlation in the amount of injuries associated with athletics. What can be done to help identify at risk athletes and prevent these types of injuries from occurring?
My team may be much more talented than our opponent and win the contest easily, but that type of win can actually be less instructive than losing to a team with similar ability or talent. The point being that not all wins are equal and not all losses are equal either.
Most in America are not aware that a National Women’s Soccer League exists, let alone who might play in it. And in fairness, many should get a pass on this. With the amount of sports televised today including reruns of any sport a person might want (or not), why should anyone care?
As an athletic coach over the last 10+ years, I have had the opportunity to ask many different students, athletes, and teams a very important question: “Why are you here?” This question, depending on the …