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The Game

On Sunday evening, February 4, millions of people will gather around their TVs to watch the Super Bowl. Sadly, many Christians will also sit down and watch “the game that everyone has to watch.” Some might even scornfully ask you why you will not join them. What is our response to this massive event that […]

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Our Involvement in Sports

Sports have become a huge part of this world. Sports figures, professional teams, and the school teams that many of us play on, are often times part of our daily routine. While sports in themselves are not wrong, we quickly get caught up in the flow, and they then can become too much a part […]

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Katie is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church. This article was written for the 2001 Protestant Reformed scholarship. What is the place of athletics and particularly of interscholastic sports in Christian education? This is an issue that every one of our Protestant Reformed schools has had to struggle with and prayerfully consider. This issue […]

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Convention Discussion Outlines This intended to be a debate within each discussion group. The first thing necessary in any debate is to define the main term. Definition: Life-endangering sports are those physical activities that involve a high risk of injury or death which people do for the sake of the thrill of the activity. That […]

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He That Loveth Pleasure Shall Be a Poor Man (2)

We ended last time with a brief introduction of the topic we will take up in this editorial. Remember that we ended the last editorial with the understanding that the opposite of pleasure seeking is the way of self-denial, submission to the will of God, and growing in our knowledge of God. Pleasure seeking, on […]

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A Christian View of Sports (2)

In this article I wish to deal with some individual issues to which we can apply the general principles written about in the last issue. Firstly, women and sport. Some argue that women should not be permitted to play sports, because it might compromise their modesty, cause unfeminine traits of personality, and the like. Besides, […]

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A Christian View of Sports (1)

Play and sport was an accepted social activity of God’s Old Testament people. It was indicative of health, life, and other temporal covenant blessings of God (Zech. 8:5). The Old Testament background for a Christian view of sport lies in its connection with the Israelite emphasis on feasting, dancing, and hospitality. There is no hesitation […]

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Championship Basketball – Respect

The whistle blows. Both sides are tense as the tip-off begins the game, a game that will decide which team will win the championship trophy. Respect. It’s a matter of life—or death. Bang, bang . . . the ball bangs against the floor as the blue team dribbles it toward their hoop. The opposition is […]

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A Christian Perspective on Play and Sports

This is the final part of a four-article series. The full title which the author gave to his articles was: “On Developing and Implementing a Christian Perspective on Play and Sports.” In the previous articles of this series the author presented his views on the development and understanding of Christian play and sports. In this […]

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