Resources

Articles:

‘Celebration’ as the Spiritual Expression of Leisure and Sport: Reflections on the L’Arche Tradition and the Special Olympics by Nick Watson and Catherine O’Keefe

Christianity, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts: Reflections on Morality, Vocation and Well-Being by Nick Watson and Brian Brock

Christianity, Disability and Sport: A Case Study of the Role of Long-Distance Running in the Life of a Father and a Son who is Congenitally Blind and has Profound Intellectual Disabilities by Andrew Parker and Nick Watson

C.S. Lewis at the 2012 London Olympics: Reflections on Pride and Humility by Nick Watson and John White

Doing Sport Chaplaincy in a Fatherless Age by Nick Watson

From Team Hoyt to I’ll Push You: An Embodied Prophetic Message by Brian Bolt and Nick Watson

Intensity Without Ultimacy: A Christian Perspective on Sport by Doug Webster

Mixed Martial Arts: Where Feet, Fist and Faith Collide by Brian Bolt and Nick Watson

More Than a Game: A Theology of Sport by Jeremy R. Treat

Special Olympians as a ‘Prophetic Sign’ to the Modern Sporting Babel by Nick Watson

Sport, Celebrity and Religion: Christianity, Morality and the Tebow Phenomenon by Andrew Parker and Nick Watson

Radical Orthodoxy and the Emergence of Spiritual Hero-Athletes: Examining Lance Armstrong’s “Illness” Narrative by Andrew Meyer and Nick Watson

Reflections on Physical and Intellectual Impairment and Well-Being by Kevin Hargaden and Nick Watson

The Mystical and Sublime in Extreme Sports: Experiences of ‘Psychological Well-Being’ or Christian Revelation by Andrew Parker and Nick Watson

Theological and Psychological Reflections on Identity in Sport by Nick Watson

Books:

A Brief Theology of Sport by Lincoln Harvey

Good Game: Christianity and the Culture of Sports by Shirl James Hoffman

Christianity and Leisure: Issues in a Pluralistic Society  edited by Paul Heintzman, Glen E. Van Andel, and  Thomas L. Visker

Sport and the Christian Religion: A Systematic Review of Literature by Andrew Parker and Nick Watson

Sports Chaplaincy: Trends, Issues and Debates edited by Andrew Parker, Nick Watson, and John White

Sports and Christianity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives edited by Andrew Parker and Nick Watson

The Christian at Play  by Robert K. Johnston

The Games People Play by Robert Ellis

Theology of Play by Jürgen Moltmann

Blogs:

The Sport and Christianity Bulletin

Organizations:

Athletes in Action 

Center for the Study of Sport and Religion

Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Vatican Church and Sport Office

Christians in Sport

Video:

Dr. Michael Novak’s Keynote Lecture, IGCSC, 2016

God in the Stadium? Sport and Religion in the Modern Age

Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture 2015, The Spirit of Sports

Podcast: 

The Christian and Sport,  Interview with Erik Thoennes