“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.
“My experience of participating as an Olympian, and a Chaplain to Olympians, has broadened my perspective on the need for understanding the whole-person concept of being created in the image of God, i.e., spirit, mind and body. The “Declaration on Sport and the Christian Life” succinctly communicates how faith and sport interact in the sports world and the world-at-large. Many have argued that sport and faith oppose one another and do not fit in the same sentence, much less, the same arenas. The Declaration addresses this point of view and offers options that are thought provoking to one’s belief. I wholeheartedly endorse this Christian perspective on ‘Sport and the Christian Life’ from an athlete’s and chaplain’s point of view.”