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I just ran across an interesting article talking about the relationship between Christians and college sports, a relationship which can be summed up in the phrase
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, this question would have been unthinkable. Why? Because college sports was imbued with an ideal called “muscular Christianity.”
This was the belief that physical activity and sports, especially team sports, developed character, fostered patriotism, and instilled virtues that would serve their participantsand their participants’ Godwell in later life. In other words, team games taught their own high ethic, and that ethic could and should be a Christian one.
Read the whole thing and learn about the origins of the YMCA, basketball and the Olympics.