New York City is often cast as a modern-day Babylon, but Tim Tebow’s trade to the Jets makes him another marquee Christian in the Big Apple’s sports circus, along with Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. The media buzz has revealed a deep evangelical presence in the city but raises questions about sports and faith.
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After organized worship, athletic competition is perhaps the oldest communal impulse known to mankind, and today sports and religion mirror each other as never before, experts say. But that correlation has negative as well as positive aspects. This edition of ReligionLink provides a guide to these issues.
The 2010 World Cup will conclude on July 11, but not before observers offer up numerous analogies between soccer and religion. ReligionLink has a running tally of stories and resources for reporters looking for an angle on the tournament in South Africa.
After organized worship, athletic competition is perhaps the oldest communal impulse known to mankind, and today sports and religion mirror each other as never before, experts say. Nowhere will that be more evident than on Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 7 and during the Winter Olympics that run from Feb. 12-28.
The Christian diet craze of the late 1980s marked a trend toward the belief that “fit for the kingdom” included body as well as soul. Now the movement has expanded, as other religions have embraced faith-based fitness programs. Yet the issue raises questions about what messages faith-based diets, exercise programs and fitness centers send.
The world’s eyes will turn to China when it hosts the XXIX Olympic Games Aug. 8-24 in Beijing. For many, eyes are already on the ascendant Asian economic powerhouse. Tensions and issues involving China are making headlines daily. Riots in the Buddhist region of Tibet, dissenters on trial in China, allegations of terrorism by China’s [...]