On Not Running in Vain: Preaching the Good News in a Sports-Crazed World

Audrey West

Article Type: Texts in Context

Publication Date: 10/1/2015

Issue: Sports (Vol. 35, No 4, Fall, 2015)

Successful athletes focus on repetitive drills during practice so that it will be possible to do things automatically when it comes to the day of the game or race, freeing their minds to respond fully to the moment at hand. Similarly, when the followers of Christ read Scripture, sing hymns, participate in public prayer or corporate worship, pass the peace, gather in solidarity with the marginalized, serve one another, and work for justice, we engage in the practices of faith that free us to respond fully to all that God has given in Christ Jesus.

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