Sports Resources

I lead a seminar at Revive this last weekend on the issue of sports. This is a list of resources that I found useful in thinking through how our involvement in sport can be used fro the glory of God.

On the issue of how we think about ourselves in relation to sporting accomplishments and the afformation of teammates: Graham Beynon’s, Mirror, Mirror, IVP.


Tim Keller, Talking about Idolatry in a Postmodern Age

David Powlinson, ‘Idols of the Heart and Vanity Fair’, JBC Volume 13, Number 2, Winter 1995, found online here

Brian Rosner, The Concept of Idolatry

G. Daniels and J.S. Weir, Born to Play!

MP3 talks

An hour long talk by C.J. Mahaney from Covenant Life Church in the States; Don’t Waste Your Sports

Some Interesting Articles

In the Times, Matthew Syed, talks about fair play in the lives of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

J.S. Weir, Love Your Opponent – A Christian Ethic for Sport, The Times

Paul Kimmage, Times Interview with ex-England rugby captain Jason Robinson,

David Hands, Times Interview with Harlequins, England and Lions winger Ugo Monye,

Understanding How People Think

R. Pratt, Every Thought Captive, Presbyterian & Reformed, a very simple and readable introduction to understanding culture


Mark Dever, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Crossway

John Chapman, Know and Tell the Gospel, Matthias Media

Randy Newman, Questionning Evangelism, Kregel Publications

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