Reading: 1 Cor. 1:1-17 (NIV)
Books: Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer by Warren St. John
Article: “Sports Fanatics” from Christianity Today, Feb. 2010, written by Shirl James Hoffman.
Quote: “Variously described by those inside and outside as narcissistic, materialistic, violent, sensationalist, coarse, racist, sexist, brazen, raunchy, hedonistic, body-destroying, and militaristic, big-time sports culture lifts up values in sharp contrast with what Christians for centuries have understood as the embodiment of the gospel. There are simply no easy, straight-faced, intellectually respectable answers for how evangelicals can model the Christian narrative—with its emphases on servanthood, generosity, and self-subordination—while immersed in a culture that thrives on cut-throat competition, partisanship, and Darwinian struggle.” –Hoffman (from the article referenced above, p. 3)