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Foolish Things

From the Touchline

The first of April is usually a day wrought with jokes and pranks around the world. But during these times of global pandemic, there likely won’t be a lot of practical jokes going on and, in fact, some have made comments about the “foolishness” of certain things like sports and football, or soccer. Times like these do bring different introspection and perspective, but is football just a fool’s game?

In today’s From the Touchline episode, I take a look at what C.S. Lewis distinguished as first and second things. While there are some generalized sentiments around the global game of football and other sports during this time, I argue that there is an “importance” to an unimportant thing such as football, that ought not be ignored. In fact, we do well to realize the deep reaching impact of losing things like football.

Below is the link to the scripture I mention in today’s episode and a link to the book I reference and to the CS Lewis essay that offers some further reflection and insight into first and second things.

From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).

Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccChaplain, in the Apple and Google store.

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