Football, Politics, and Idolatry in American Christianity

by | Jan 15, 2016 | Best of!, Podcast | 2 comments

What we invest our time in is usually a good indication of where our hearts are, and sometimes our reaction to seemingly unimportant events says a lot about us spiritually.
Football. Politics. Entertainment. Television. Hobbies. Our kid’s activities. Recreation…
As the Presidential race and another political campaign season heats up, we are once again being promised the moon by candidates who assure us if we elect them everything will change for the better. How much time and energy are we investing as Christians into electing our next “savior”?  Should we stay involved as Christians or just throw up our hands in disgust and let America and the world [go to Hell] do what it will? How do we define balance and moderation in this area of our public life?

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Author Scott Alan Buss of Fire Breathing Christians joins us this morning to discuss this including how a missed field goal in a football game can bring out depression, anger and hatred -even from professing Christians.  Listen to the podcast for an, honest, tough, but necessary discussion.
Are we just as passionate about the things of God as we are sports, entertainment, and pop culture?
Football is not the problem; the problem is many of us make a team or a player an idol. We get angry or depressed when our favorite team loses a game. In this thought-provoking interview, we ask the question, ‘Why don’t more Christians get upset over sin and immorality; the killing of babies in the womb, open rebellion against God-ordained natural marriage, godless government, and Humanism-based public “education” in the U.S.?’
We are not pointing the finger here, but we are challenging our family in Christ. It comes down to obedience and loving Jesus Christ more than this life. Whose approval are we seeking?
Galatians 1:10

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3

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2 Corinthians 13:5
Matthew 25:14-30
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