Sign in or signup
Radio Streams
SA Radio
24/7 Radio Stream
VCY America
24/7 Radio Stream

My Favorite Things
Home
NewsSITE
Events | Local | Blogs
New Audio | Video | Clips
Broadcasters
Church Finder
Webcast LIVE NOW!
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Category
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -37 sec
Top Sermons
Daily Log
Photos
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Sermon DashboardNEW
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | SA Newsroom
FRONT PAGE  |  8/17/2019
SUNDAY, FEB 11, 2018  |  22 comments
Baptist Theologian Likens Football to 'Gladiators Killing Each Other'

While much of America was watching Super Bowl LII and hailing the Philadelphia Eagles' championship win, a Baptist theologian argued that the sport causes brain damage and likened its celebration to people cheering on gladiators fighting to the death.

Roger E. Olson, professor of Christian Theology of Ethics at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, wrote in a blog post Saturday, the day before the Super Bowl, that the facts are "irrefutable" when it comes to "long-term and irreversible brain damage in many players."

"Anyone who doesn't know this simply hasn't been paying attention. And in some cases, that brain damage has probably led to violent behavior, including suicides and murders, that probably would not have happened otherwise," he argued. ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
www.christianpost.com

   08/17/19  |  Hong Kong Tycoon Warns Protesters and Beijing Against Violence • 2 comments
   08/17/19  |  Ashers bakery faces new legal challenge in 'gay cake' cake • 1 comments
   08/17/19  |  BBC reporter stunned as top US abortionist admits he’s a ‘baby’... • 2 comments
   08/16/19  |  Federal judge sides with transgender student in Va. bathroom case • 12 comments
   08/16/19  |  Trump Admin To Enforce Ban Blocking Clinics from Abortion... • 5 comments
MORE RELATED ( SOCIETY ) NEWS | MORE..
   08/17/19  |  BBC reporter stunned as top US abortionist admits he’s a ‘baby’... • 2 comments
   08/15/19  |  One in four babies aborted in England and Wales • 7 comments
   08/14/19  |  6 Philadelphia Police Officers Shot
   08/14/19  |  NJ Mayor Stands Against Homosexual, Transgender Curriculum in... • 2 comments
   08/13/19  |  Hillsong worship leader announces he's 'losing' his faith • 61 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   06/23/19  |  SermonAudio Tip: My Favorite Things and the Notification Manager • 1 comments
   05/29/19  |  SermonAudio Tip: Revamped SOLO Sites Make Church Websites Easy • 3 comments
   05/12/19  |  SermonAudio Tip: Unlimited Video Streaming & Embedding • 14 comments
   03/26/19  |  SermonAudio Tip: New SA Partnership With Blue Letter Bible • 9 comments
   03/20/19  |  What is The Foundations Conference? • 11 comments
MORE SPECIAL | MORE..
   08/17/19  |  Hong Kong Tycoon Warns Protesters and Beijing Against Violence • 2 comments
   08/17/19  |  Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings • 35 comments
   08/17/19  |  'The Bachelorette' and the widespread practice of premarital sex... • 16 comments
   08/17/19  |  Ashers bakery faces new legal challenge in 'gay cake' cake • 1 comments
   08/17/19  |  BBC reporter stunned as top US abortionist admits he’s a ‘baby’... • 2 comments
OTHER RECENT NEWS | MORE..
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 22 user comment(s)
News Item2/14/18 4:36 PM
Steve Doring | Tampa, Florida  Find all comments by Steve Doring
They say that 2 things you don't want to see being made are sausage and the law. I wonder if theology should be added to this mix.
It does make you wonder, what other rare things does this guy and other professors there think on various social issues.
Wasn't there an article here about the problems at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois over what they believe?
Of course, if we knew what they think, we would not want to attend any church where the minister obtained his degree from there.
22

News Item2/12/18 5:18 PM
Just a guy | Mississippi  Find all comments by Just a guy
Not being correctly stated writes:
"
Oh really. What game was that where an injury was cheered?"

Obviously they are not going to cheer about it😕 I said they certainly don't mind watching the players get injured. It's part of the thrill🙈🙈

21

News Item2/12/18 4:45 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
Lawrence Fine wrote:
I know food companies made a lot of money on SuperBowl parties.
And many churches host these too. No different than bribing children with candy.

Brutal sports, and official pontification about them, are old news.
King Edward II in 1314:
"certain tumults arising from great footballs [soccer] in the fields of the public, from which many evils may arise." Fatalities were reported in games between villages during the Tudor era. Towns banned the sport.

20

News Item2/12/18 4:34 PM
Lawrence Fine | Tampa, FL  Find all comments by Lawrence Fine
I think Chuck Swindoll's definition of football is apropos here: a game played by 22 men on the field in desperate need of rest, being watched by 55,000 guys in the stands in desperate need of exercise.
I really wonder why it takes so much food to watch a football game. I know food companies made a lot of money on SuperBowl parties.
I thought, after the President's State of the Union speech, there would be less viewers. But the game turned out well, at least for Philly fans.
Too bad the new QB the Redskins just hired will have to compete twice next year against this Philly team.
19

News Item2/12/18 4:24 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
Here's some red meat: Olson is a 5-point Arminian. I've never heard a Baptist described that way before. Most Arminians stop at 4 points.

So has this always been Baylor's stance, or is it a "Big Tent" now?

18

News Item2/12/18 3:24 PM
Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
It takes a theology professor to tell us some boys are liable to get hurt playing football? Would he prefer that they wear lacy panties and have Tupperware parties? Baylor is one of those schools that stole it s campus from honest, good-hearted Baptists who donated money for a Christian college. If Professor Two-Face really gave a hoot about ethics, he'd refuse to work for the hoodlums at Baylor.
17

News Item2/12/18 2:33 PM
Not being correctly stated  Find all comments by Not being correctly stated
Oh really. What game was that where an injury was cheered?
16

News Item2/12/18 10:54 AM
Just a guy | Mississippi  Find all comments by Just a guy
The spectators that is.
15

News Item2/12/18 10:51 AM
Just a guy | Mississippi  Find all comments by Just a guy
Not being stated correctly says....
"is inaccurate to say this sport is played and watched to intentionally hurt someone’"

They certainly don't mind when it happens though......

14

News Item2/11/18 5:13 PM
The Quiet Christian  Find all comments by The Quiet Christian
Not necessarily, you have a good point, but at the end of the day, smashmouth football and "crush 'em!" from the crowd and living rooms tells a story. Are we as bad as outright death matches? No, but perhaps it's a "not yet." Still, it is designed and marketed to feed flesh -- violence, alcohol, and sleaze -- what a package.
13

News Item2/11/18 12:48 PM
Not being stated correctly  Find all comments by Not being stated correctly
There are penalties for hurting other players. Time outs when some one is injured. Applause from the fans when they get up and walk off the field. It is inaccurate to say this sport is played and watched to intentionally hurt someone’
12

News Item2/11/18 12:27 PM
Phillip Mezzapelle | Sicily, Italy  Contact via emailFind all comments by Phillip Mezzapelle
John for JESUS wrote:
There needs to be more studies done to say for sure why some players get CTE. It seems like most of them don't. Why is that? Was it the ones who led with their head in order to tackle that get it? Is it chemically induced because of steroids? I'm curious why alot of the old football players seem okay while others aren't.
John for Jesus, professional football replaced baseball as our national pastime with the advent of TV. But before all this, the players made minimal salaries and most even had to work second jobs during the offseason. But today, with all the money that's involved, players work out all year and feed on a steady diet of steroids, muscle mass building suppliments and painkillers. When will we have the courage to ask questions like "how many painkillers did the teamtrainer give that player to play an entire game with broken ribs?" "When does bigger, faster and stronger become too big, fast and strong for what the human body was intended?"
11

News Item2/11/18 10:05 AM
penned  Find all comments by penned
...while they cheer on the military indusstrial complex building the greater israel project, ie syria, genocide of Christians.

shall we debate how many angels can fit on the top of a pin?

10

News Item2/11/18 9:53 AM
Ignominious Emirakan | Futball opening  Find all comments by Ignominious Emirakan
Pennsylvania’s William Penn. After being imprisoned for his faith in England, Penn set his sights on America to establish what he described as precedent of liberty for the world. “For the Nations want a precedent and my God will Make it (Pennsylvania) the Seed of a Nation

Philadelphian Benjamin Franklin, stated, “As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see.”

Dr. Benjamin Rush,considered by John Adams to be one of America’s three most notable Founding Fathers.  “Father of American Medicine” while holding multiple university professorships, he was titled, “The Father of Public Schools Under the Constitution,” being an advocate for free public schools for all youth
https://exodusmandate.org
founding member of America’s first Bible Society &he helped organize America’s first Anti-Slavery society.  His love for the Savior was vividly apparent: “It is only necessary for republicanism to ally itself to the Christian religion to overturn all the corrupted political and religious institutions of the world.”

https://newswithviews.com/did-jesus-win-the-super-bowl/

¿an opening to speak of Jesus to Philly fans?
Then warn of CTE..

9

News Item2/11/18 9:50 AM
John for JESUS | Atl  Find all comments by John for JESUS
Ignominious Emirakan...

I don't think we know enough to say for sure either way. All we can do is ask questions, that's not encouraging people to hurt themselves. If you don't think you can play football without getting CTE or Parkinson', then don't play. However, some people think it's okay and aren't sinning to do so.

8

News Item2/11/18 6:29 AM
Ignominious Emirakan | Wot a scam  Find all comments by Ignominious Emirakan
John for JESUS wrote:
There needs to be more studies done to say for sure why some players get CTE. It seems like most of them don't. Why is that? Was it the ones who led with their head in order to tackle that get it? Is it chemically induced because of steroids? I'm curious why alot of the old football players seem okay while others aren't.
CTE isn't the only demographic anamoly
Parkinson's has predictive components of
1- Head injury in younger years
2- over age of 60
3- male ( about 2.5 to 1 ratio)
4- genetic predilection

This " head injury in younger years" is a leading point in WebMD type notes on Parkinson's.

Probably a good idea to not encourage concussion inducing activities generically given current understanding.

analogy might be the consensus that "smoking is bad for most" although we find life long smokers surviving to advanced age with no lung cancers- better to avoid high risks & not encourage others to endanger themselves.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1Jn4:7

7

News Item2/11/18 5:24 AM
John for JESUS | Atl  Find all comments by John for JESUS
There needs to be more studies done to say for sure why some players get CTE. It seems like most of them don't. Why is that? Was it the ones who led with their head in order to tackle that get it? Is it chemically induced because of steroids? I'm curious why alot of the old football players seem okay while others aren't.
6

News Item2/11/18 1:52 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Bill Plaschke wrote:
But, slowly, fear over the effects of football is gnawing at the game's edges. It is much like the fear that eventually consumed America's first real national sports pastime, boxing. The more that is known about the long-term effects of football, the more tenuous its grip will become, perhaps mirroring America's once-close relationship with tobacco.

Speaking to a football academy in 2013, Hall of Fame cornerback Lem Barney said he feels the sport could eventually disappear, saying, "The game is becoming more deadly today. . . . I think it's the greatest game if you like gladiators. . . . I can see in the next 10 to maybe 20 years, society will [eliminate] football altogether."

--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/y9ddx974]]]http://tinyurl.com/y9ddx974 (NFL's modern-day gladiators pay the price as the crowd roars)[/URL]
5

News Item2/11/18 1:02 AM
The Quiet Christian  Find all comments by The Quiet Christian
Quick answer, Amishchristian, is that Christians still sin and possess sin (1 John 1:8-10). Everyone is a work in progress, and there are many things that seek to lure believers out of the way. Some lures are more effective than others, and often Christians escape one to get shared by another. The blood of Christ is effective in declaring us clean in this life and the Holy Spirit is effective in giving us a measure of victory in this life. But we will never earn heaven on our own or by our own goodness even if reduced to just a snapshot in time. Not an excuse, but an explanation. We must always strive for perfection as that is the standard. Yet I find Romans 7 very true.
4

News Item2/11/18 12:32 AM
Amishchristian | Mid-West  Find all comments by Amishchristian
How blood bought saints can find pleasure watching a game surrounded by so much evil is beyond me. Can someone explain it to me?
3
There are a total of 22 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Jump to Page : [1] 2 | last
Last PostTotal
Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings
dr. tim from land of cotton: "wah, miz carol, we dew wear all them thangs and talk..."
-3 hrs 35 
North Korea Appears To Have Built Its First Real Ballistic...
wayfarer pilgrim from lubbock, tx: "the “ projectiles” he’s been launching are a..."
-3 hrs 15 
'The Bachelorette' and the widespread practice of premarital...
wayfarer pilgrim from lubbock, tx: "i do think that the many young people i’ve..."
-3 hrs 16 



Rev. Nathan Langerak
The Necessity of Good Works

Ephesians 1
Sunday Service
Crete Protestant Reformed
Play! | MP4 | RSS


Hourly: The Christian View of War
Dr. Richard D. Phillips
Providence PCA Church
Staff Picks..

Event: Aug 22-24, 2019
2019 Puritan Reformed Conference

Growing in Grace
Conference
Puritan Reformed Theological

Sermon: Chastain vs Church of Christ
Dr. Hoyt Chastain

SPONSOR | 3,400+

SPONSOR




                   
Access to God lies open to none but His pure worshippers. ... John Calvin


Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal

MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Watch
Android
Church App
Fire Tablet
Wear
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
Android TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Echo
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts
2-MINUTE TIPS

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
SA Newsroom
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES
Sermon Dashboard | Info
Audio | Video | Podcast
Sermon Player | Video
Church Finder | Info
Mobile & Apps
Live Webcasting
Listen Line
Events Support
Transcription | PowerClips
Billboards
Business Cards
SOLO Sites New!
Favorites New! | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Goodies
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BLB
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Auto-Upload Sermons
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox
Picasa
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Earn SA COINS! New!
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Privacy Policy | Support Us | Stories