At first glance, it may seem hard to believe that former NFL Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson does not have much in common with the rest of us. But listening into his conversation with Russell Moore, you’ll find that he shares many of the same struggles that his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ do.

On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Watson shares his story of growing up in a Christian home where he came to faith as a young boy. He and Moore talk about Watson’s struggles with perfectionism, turning to works-based righteousness, and seasons of having “one foot in the world” despite his ongoing faith.

Moore and Watson also discuss issues that many people are trying to navigate, including:

  • Managing personal ego in light of God’s love
  • Protecting sacred time while playing sports
  • Addressing racial injustices, which Watson writes about in his book Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us.

“The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik
Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore
Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper
Production Assistance: CoreMedia
Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort
Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu
Associate Producer: Abby Perry
Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton