The nature of the game (of football) is violence… it’s been about that since its creation.
The important areas of life in the Western culture can be seen as simply as the feature sections of a modern newspaper. Families – a good thing ordained from God. Money – a necessary tool for commerce and to alleviate suffering as long as it’s not idolatrous mammon. Amusement – not good for we must MUSE on the things of God. And one more. Sports – the area of devotion where all Christendom seems to find itself. Is it pleasing to Jesus? Does it bring the Father the glory due to Him because of His…(to read more, click link)
It’s a day still vividly etched in my memory. It was a cool, but brightly sunny January day in west Florida. It was the 26th of January, 1986 to be exact. Being a real sports fan from Chicago, I had waited a long, long time for this celebration. The Chicago Bears were finally playing in the Super Bowl, and were favored to boot!
And I was unsaved, lost as a snake, living in sin with another women, drinking and carrying on as any good pagan might be expected to do. Of course, the Bears clobbered the Patriots by 36 points in Super Bowl XX, and I was…(to read more, click link)
By Alan Nordstrom, professor of English, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; posted on-line February 6, 2007, The Orlando Sentinel (Note: I’ve spoken with Alan and he is not a believer in Jesus Christ.)
I try to imagine what a critical media-studies analysis of the Super Bowl would reveal about this iconic American phenomenon. I observe this issue as a disinterested (i.e., fascinated but impartial) spectator. I’m not invested in the game of football, and I have no knowledge of or preference for the Indianapolis Colts or the Chicago Bears. I might as well be a Martian in my…(to read more, click link)