A Professor's Thoughts on the NFL, Church, and Cultural Engagement


Is football an American religion? Kutter Callaway, director of church relations and affiliate professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, thinks so. In a recent article published by Christianity Today, Callaway looks at the trappings of the culture surrounding the NFL and sees the distinct markings of a devotional and devoted life: temples, small groups, even a liturgical calendar that begins with the NFL Draft and ends with the Superbowl. There are many things troubling about the fervor and infrastructure of NFL fandom, writes Callaway, but there are also great opportunities for engaging that world for the sake of the Gospel. This is just one of the ways we will be challenged in our evangelism and interaction in a Post-Christian society.

To see more of Callaway’s article, click here.

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