Does God Really Care About Football (or other sports for that matter)?

Does God Really Care About FootballDoes God really care about football? It depends on who you ask. Here’s a typical answer:

“Not one whit,” said Joe Price, a professor in the religious studies department at Whittier College. “But does God care about people who play football? You betcha.” (Link)

I would disagree with the above statement though. God definitely cares about who plays football but he cares about football as well. If you don’t believe me, then ask yourselves these questions:

  • Are there really things that God doesn’t care about? When you read Genesis 1 and 2, you notice that God created everything. It seems to me that God cares very much for the things he creates.
  • If there are things that God doesn’t care about–how do we determine what those things are? What’s the criteria to determine what’s important and what’s not in God’s economy? To make these distinctions is to create a sacred/secular divide and leads us to compartmentalization.

Still not convinced? That’s ok. The important part is that you wrestle with the topic. To continue the “wrestling” please check out our series of posts entitled Does God Care Who Wins?


Credit: Bob Schindler – The Executive Director of our sister ministry, Church Sports Outreach
Submitted by Ken Cross.

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