“Like sex, money, politics, academia and so much else in life, sport can be used in a life-enhancing, God-honoring way, or abused and misused in ways that corrupt its noble purpose. This statement affirms, cautions and calls for Christian accountability in one of the most powerful forces in cultural life today.”
“Sport is one of those dominant cultural phenomena that sort of ‘recruits’ us without us realizing it—whether it’s the Sunday rituals of passive spectatorship or the ways that amateur athletics organize the lives of entire families. Theoretical reflection on this, especially theological reflection, has lagged behind these realities for too long. This Declaration on Sport and the Christian Life is a call from thoughtful coaches, practitioners, and scholars to remedy this situation. It is a welcome beginning to a conversation that needs to grow.