The debate, waged in congenial fashion, focuses on football's aggressive nature and Christians' response to its frequent violent hits and its effect on players.
A bit of common ground, however, emerges regarding football's appeal and its character-building qualities.
Football's "grace, precision and the crushing of bone," as Owen Strachan puts it, make the game appealing.
There may be some differences to what happens to the gladiators of the NFL, ‚ÄúLeague of Denial‚ÄĚ -- the NFL‚Äôs concussion crisis., College footplayers who get injuries, and so do high school ones, Even if the injuries are life changing, one of course doubts that will effect football culture. Football is at least something Christians should agonize over, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream.