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1 1. Theologically-Driven Sport Ministry

2 Doctrine of Creation Doctrine of Incarnation Doctrine of Resurrection

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5 One cannot keep on evangelizing the world without interfering with the worlds [sport] culture…In Christ man is restored to God as cultural creature to serve his Maker in the world and as ruler over the world for Gods sake Henry R. Van Til

6 Antithesis

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8 Sport Questions and Values: Winning, Rewards, Losing, Victory, Goals, etc. Christian Sport Ministry: Solutions Bible Testimonies Events Literature Camps

9 1. Sport metaphors and references do not justify Christian engagement with sport. Misunderstanding of the Context Argument by analogy: Other metaphors do not justify harlotry, slavery, etc. Merely Sport analogies to teach spiritual truth 2. Alois Koch More sophisticated argument by a theologian

10 Power, Shame and Honor (Then) Sport WV today: The significance of 1 Cor for Christian athletes and coaches

11 1 Cor use of this metaphor only makes sense if the human value of sport is affirmed A Fortiori argument Subversive nature of how Paul uses these metaphors Disambiguation of this metaphor How a metaphor works: Theological Function and Trajectory Literary Context of this argument Canonical Context of this argument

12 Agon: Sports involve tests and contests Virtues: Cardinal and Gospel Virtues for Sports The Body: Embodiment and Sport Eschatological Focus: What is the end value of sport? How do we relate the here and now of sport to the already and not yet nature of the Gospel?


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