This article makes us think "Is everything we do centred on Jesus?". We can get caught up in creating a box for God that we only open on Sundays. Jesus should influence the way we do everything. This article speaks to the heart of Sport God's Way.
If there was one bit of wisdom, one rule of thumb, one single skill I could impart, one useful tip I could leave that would serve you well the rest of your life, what would it be? What is the single most important practical skill I’ve ever learned as a Christian?
This is a cool article written by Port Adelaide premiership captain Warren Tredrea. He is NOT a Christian. It is really encouraging to hear the perspectives of non-Christians about our chaplains. Chaplains are doing a great job of showing grace and mercy in the world of elite and local sport.
If you are interested in becoming a chaplain or you just want some more information, contact Sport Chaplaincy Australia sportschaplaincy.com.au or contact Sport God's Way who can put you in contact with the right people.
We watch them. We play them. We talk about them. We listen to experts talk about them. Yet we see sports as nothing more than entertainment—meaningless, harmless fun. If not that, we see sports as bad or evil—after all isn’t the stadium, like a sanctuary, a place of worship? Whatever the case, Christians tend see sports as something altogether separate from the serious matters of life, such as faith.
This is a great article about young Theo Thompson from Caufield Grammar School, who is on the verge of making the AFL. On Good Friday he makes a big decision whether to play football or not. This quote is fantastic.
"I place great importance in my Christian faith, and I'm not perfect at it, there's a long way to go in the journey. But playing was just something I didn't feel comfortable in doing. I wasn't making a stand, but just pointing out there is some sanctity about the day," Thompson said.
Interesting article and video. None of these guys have perfect theology of course but are learning, and they are stepping out and being proud to be Christians. We should pray for our brothers and sisters who are in a tough sports culture, representing Jesus.
The line under the video is great: Senior football writer Michael Gleeson explores religion in the AFL and the players who let their faith define who they are, not their football.