Last weekend I was in Minnesota and had the chance to sit down with Tony Reinke, Jonathan Parnell, and David Mathis from Desiring God talk sports and how a Christian can engage them well. Jonathan was nice enough to introduce the podcast as follows on the DG blog.
Barnabas Piper has put some thinking into sports. Actually, he has put a lot of Christian thinking into sports. Writing weekly for WorldMag.com, Barnabas has had a steady voice on what we can learn about God in America’s favorite entertainment.
So when Barnabas was recently in Minneapolis, we were eager to pull up a chair and pick his brain a little more. He starts by explaining that if Christians engage the culture through the arts, sports shouldn’t be excluded. It is more than “caveman entertainment” and there are precious truths to mine.