“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.”

Chaplain Madeline Manning Mims

“As the consummate practical theologian, Jesus cared deeply about topics that were on people’s minds, and so should we. For the first time, we have a very thoughtful articulation of why sport matters, of what are its perils and possibilities, and of how Christ-followers ought to think Christianly about a topic that captures the hearts and minds of millions around the world. We’ve needed this Declaration for decades, and finally it’s here. Thanks be to God!”

Dr. Michael Lindsay