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Feet pounding against the turf, sweat dripping down the brow, cheers echoing across the stadium, and the metallic racket of the overtime score buzzer are all a manifestation of the Sabbath—at their best, a way to foster community, challenge the physical body, and glorify God. In a sports culture dominated by multi-million dollar contracts and often plagued by steroid use, crass language, and a lack of integrity on and off the field, interpreting what we see and how we participate has become an important faith endeavor.

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    Grace and idolatry run crossing patterns in the new American pastime.
  • Subscriber Access OnlySports with a Deeper Purpose
    Wheaton College's new athletics director responds to The Atlantic's controversial indictment of college sports.
  • Subscriber Access OnlySports Fanatics
    How Christians have succumbed to the sports culture—and what might be done about it.
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