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Sport and the Christian Life: A Kinesiologist's Call to Action

Most people, young and old, interact with sport. Sport invades our families, churches, television, social media, careers and schools.

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Among the throngs of participants and spectators are confessing Christians, people who view life as a gift of God's grace and earnestly desire to follow Jesus Christ in their day-to-day lives. The Christian church has a well-documented history of suspicion toward sport. Yet today, sport enjoys a much more favorable reputation among the faithful. Why the change? Is it good or bad? Many do not feel they have the language or permission to reflect theologically on sport or voice nagging questions about day-today decisions in sport. In this session, we explored the place of sport in our humanity, our culture, and God's world.