“As a New Jersey kid in the 1950’s, and a passionate Brooklyn Dodgers fan, I was aware of the dangers of idolatry–especially in my friends who cheered for the Yankees! Since those days, the dangers have intensified–so much so that we desperately need some careful spiritual reflection, informed by good theology, that issues in practical guidance for both the Christian community and the larger culture. This marvelous Declaration is not only an excellent start, but it actually sets forth the kind of wise insights that can move the process of discernment ahead!”

Dr. Richard J. Mouw

“Sports have been the setting for some of my most joyful times, and also, sadly, many of my most embarrassing as God has mercifully pulled back the curtain on my selfish ambition and idolatry. The Declaration helps us to see these endeavors through a Gospel lens – as players, coaches, and parents – so that instead of paying lip service to playing our sport ‘to the glory of God’ we can actually have a shot at doing so.”

Ted Kluck