“The Declaration on Sport and the Christian Life is a provocative call to all Christians involved in sports to practice our kingdom commitment and values. I am thrilled to endorse the Declaration. It is my hope and prayer that Christ followers will heed this call to reflect His kingdom in and through the world of sports.
“Coaches, players and parents often begin and end with X’s and O’s when determining excellence in sports. This Declaration gets behind the technical and tactical aspects of performance by beginning with the Y’s. It grounds the ensuing discussion and debate about what is good and true in sports in grander purposes related to God, others, self and the world we inhabit. This Declaration offers a wisdom-based approach to thinking about how sports can transform lives over against a transactional approach; i.e., a leadership style which uses the people of sports, all for personal validation, status and identity. I enthusiastically recommend and support such a vision.”