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FRONT PAGE  |  8/29/2015
SATURDAY, FEB 2, 2013  |  12 comments  |  1 commentary
The Super Bowl and Spirituality

What about the Super Bowl though as it pertains to Christian churches in the U.S.? It is, after all, held on Sunday evening, and Sunday night services are a regular part of weekly worship for many Christian churches of most denominations throughout the country. The number of regular Sunday night church goers who break from their church routine in order to be in front of a television for the Super Bowl each year is tremendous.

It is a wise pastor who plans ahead, coming up with a compromise to an otherwise conflict in schedule that might even cause unnecessary guilt on more than a few members of their congregation. Indeed, a good many church leaders themselves are understandably intent on watching this major sporting event in real time on TV. But...is this spiritual?

The jury may be out on this issue for a long time, but regardless of where you stand, here in Nashville where there is a church on ...


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Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Protected NameFind all comments by Michael Hranek
William S. Sutherland wrote:
As if the gladitorial games weren't enough, how many "good Christians" were watching the half-time show of half-nude black women in their bondage-leather outfits? What little I saw on the local news channel was way TOO much. Obscene and disgusting! But sports and music are the two golden calves set up for worship. Seems like something I read in the Bible.
William S. Sutherland
Just wanted to express my appreciation for your telling observation/comment as sports and music are indeed two golden calves set up for, can we say, devilish worship indeed.
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News Item2/17/13 5:35 AM
William S. Sutherland | Houston, Texas  Find all comments by William S. Sutherland
As if the gladitorial games weren't enough, how many "good Christians" were watching the half-time show of half-nude black women in their bondage-leather outfits? What little I saw on the local news channel was way TOO much. Obscene and disgusting! But sports and music are the two golden calves set up for worship. Seems like something I read in the Bible.
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News Item2/3/13 6:06 PM
BWS  Find all comments by BWS
"In the last days difficult times shall come...lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God...who have a a form of godliness (church goers) without the power thereof (no difference on life)...from such turn away".
-- The apostle Paul, 2 Tim. 3
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News Item2/2/13 5:58 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Jimbo gudg wrote:
If our pastor said he was having Sunday eve of the watch sb we would tell him not to come back the next week. His heart is in the wrong place pro sport is modern day idol worship
As is seeing the building as a sacred place.
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News Item2/2/13 3:10 PM
Jimbo gudg | Uk  Find all comments by Jimbo gudg
If our pastor said he was having Sunday eve of the watch sb we would tell him not to come back the next week. His heart is in the wrong place pro sport is modern day idol worship
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News Item2/2/13 12:54 PM
jpw  Find all comments by jpw
Thank you Pastor Hamilton for your comment and link.
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News Item2/2/13 9:10 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Christopher000 wrote:
I don't know, I feel the same way about a church hosting a Super Bowl party as I do about a church selling goods via indor/outdoor craft fairs, parking lot carnivals, etc, etc. Many may disagree, and I realize that God doesn't live within the actual building, but I do feel that it should be reserved solely as a place for worship, praise, and learning.
Maybe it's no big deal to many but I've always been bothered when I see churches selling trinkets, cookies, raffles, having spaghetti, for profit, dinners, casino night, etc, etc. I could be totally wrong, but these things mever seemed right to me.
Quite so, Christopher.
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News Item2/2/13 8:37 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
I guess that for me, it all boils down to respect for God in His house. (?)
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Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
I don't know, I feel the same way about a church hosting a Super Bowl party as I do about a church selling goods via indor/outdoor craft fairs, parking lot carnivals, etc, etc. Many may disagree, and I realize that God doesn't live within the actual building, but I do feel that it should be reserved solely as a place for worship, praise, and learning.
Maybe it's no big deal to many but I've always been bothered when I see churches selling trinkets, cookies, raffles, having spaghetti, for profit, dinners, casino night, etc, etc. I could be totally wrong, but these things mever seemed right to me.
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News Item2/2/13 4:50 AM
Nathan McDonald | Scotland  Find all comments by Nathan McDonald
The Lord's day is not for watching sports and recreational games on but for spending all our time publicly and privately worshiping the Lord, and to be found taking time off the Lord's house to watch sports on the Christian sabbath is breaking the 4th commandment and bringing christian testimony into disrepute.
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News Item2/2/13 1:06 AM
Rufus | Fort Worth, TX  Protected NameFind all comments by Rufus
"It is a wise pastor who plans ahead, coming up with a compromise to an otherwise conflict in schedule that might even cause unnecessary guilt on more than a few members of their congregation."

That's not a "wise pastor", that's a pastor who is in trouble with the Lord.

"Unnecessary guilt" is one's conscious telling them it's wrong to place a sporting event in front of the Lord's day. Meaning it's wrong to commit idolatry.

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News Item2/2/13 12:48 AM
Rev. Stephen Hamilton | Allentown, Pennsylvania  Protected NameFind all comments by Rev. Stephen Hamilton
Super-bowl "big screen" Services are an abomination to God and a breach of the 4th commandment.

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