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11.28.2005

Busting Heads For God

I noticed this weekend in the sports page that "Prestonwood Christian Acadamy" had won some private school football championship. I wondered if the team was associated with the Prestonwood Baptist Mega-Church in Dallas. A little research (shout out to Mr. Jones, here) revealed that it was. But get this over-the-top description of the football team on the church's website: "Prestonwood Christian Academy's goal is to utilize football as a unique educational tool that will glorify God by developing Biblical character qualities as we equip young men intellectually, physically, and socially in Christ so that they may use their gifts and talents to impact their culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ." And I just thought they were running the West Coast Offense.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no God.

Anonymous said...

No God? Well the Aggies certainly thought that Coach Fran was the 2nd coming!
Bro Billy Clyde

Anonymous said...

.....what?..... "developing Biblical character qualities"?.....so which Scriptures will this group find to share with those who send their children onto the football field?

....the Old or New Testament viewpoints?

Anonymous said...

come on people get a life!Jesus is Lord!!!!!

LoveLit said...

Yep...what a horrible thing...incorporating God into something like football...exposing young men to God's Word through something they take seriously and truly enjoy. There are several stories in the Bible of people beating the odds and winning or being successful despite obstacles and hardship...that's not such a far stretch from sports or academics, is it? It wouldn't hurt public schools to incorporate a bit of God back into their operation...merely a thought.

Anonymous said...

I can remember back in high school when we played private school Fort Worth Christian. That was by far the most foul-mouthed, nasty football team we played against all year. No kidding. Those kids would have made a sailor cringe.

Just because "Christian" is included in the school's name, doesn't always mean they conduct themselves in a Christian manner.

Anonymous said...

...good points 2:26 - and some can remember the days when the home room teacher (public school) MADE everybody quote a Scripture.

...lots of public schools have (voluntary)Fellowships of Christian athletes. They can discuss religious attitudes there and hopefully take some of them out onto the football field.

....course it would be a test of faith when being tackled by a kid weighing three hundred pounds!

:)

comment4U said...

Anon @ 6:12pm....watch out for those dangerous cliff edges and oh yeah, heart attacks too. Waking up in the hereafter could be extremely unpleasant.

Anonymous said...

ANON 6:12 I hope you find the lord before its to late. I'll pray for you. You should find a church and give it a try you have to see what awaits you...and surely eternity with our GOD will entice you more than eternity in hell!!! GOD forgives all if you just accept ask and believe

Anonymous said...

more football....again, who cares??