In this post, Benjamin Quinn makes the case, “Whether it is a team or an individual sport, sports demand perseverance and grit to be successful. Of course, we don’t have to look very hard to think about the idolatry that is built into that mindset and can easily lead us in the wrong direction. But, when we maintain a Christian perspective, sports train us to dedicate our lives towards a certain goal.”
“I’ve often said we shouldn’t fault people for not being engaged when we treat Scripture like a refrigerator manual instead of the greatest story in the world. You only read that manual when your fridge is on the fritz. Preachers can treat the Bible similarly, and it’s why our people are so fond of checking out.”
This post argues that the “average church member” is faithfully serving, and perhaps the problem is leadership.