Saturday, October 31, 2009

God and Football

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, front, celebrates a touchdown with Chester Taylor during the first half of a game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. The graying quarterback connected for three touchdown passes and 271 yards in a 30-23 victory.

In view of the big football game tomorrow between the second meeting of Vikings and Packers - here is a recent post from Time magazine regarding God and professional football, specifically focusing in on the chaplains of each team and how they work. Here is a quote:

"The popular perception of Christianity in America, prior to the last 10 to 15 years, has been that being a Christian meant you were soft — you were considered weak, kind of a pushover," says Pastor Trapp. "You're the guy who was going to turn the other cheek. But you read in the Bible that some of those guys were brash and bold and forceful but still had a heart and a desire for God."
To read the whole article Click Here.

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. (Revelation 19:11-16)

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