Sports have gripped the soul of our culture, and they are not about to let go. ESPN and Fox Sports usher us from one mountaintop religious experience to another. Sports trigger our adrenaline and fire our passions. We are possessed, enthralled, and captivated by the spiritual power of sports. They do more than entertain us; they define us. There are so many positive reasons to participate in sports, as both athlete and spectator, that if I were to list them all, we might surmise that a few excesses in the name of sports should be no big deal.
The polarized American political scene in 2017 provides a unique challenge for Christians regardless of their political parties, affiliations, and ideologies, to re-examine a biblical perspective on politics. It is reasonable to conclude that living under the rule of Christ should impact the way Christians view politics and culture.
King Jesus In a pivotal exchange between Jesus and his disciples the believer discovers his or her identity and calling.
Three significant works on culture, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, David Goetz’s Death By Suburb, and James Davison Hunter’s To Change the World, offer insights into the complexity of culture and what it means for the Christian to be a faithful presence in the world.