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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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  • Religion and soccer: Shooting for heaven | The Economist
    Anyway, if the governing body expects to keep one of humanity's strongest collective impulses, religion, entirely separate from one of its favourite collective activities, soccer, then it is wasting its breath. That seems to be the conclusion of a French sports writer, Nicolas Vilas, who has just published (in French) the results of a three-year investigation into the links between faith and football, in France and elsewhere in Europe.
  • At Liberty, FBS dreams and a high-resource reality : USA Today
    In the middle of a $500 million makeover of this campus, which sprouted up from the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills in 1971 under the name Lynchburg Baptist College and endured nearly 40 years of financial hardships and political controversies attached to its late founder Jerry Falwell Sr., are a sparkling set of new athletic facilities that touch nearly all of Liberty's 20 varsity sports.

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