How the Bible Explains the Failed Super League
Sunday, April 18, 2021 — just a year on from the outset of the global pandemic, 12 elite, European football (soccer) clubs announce intentions to break ranks with UEFA and form their own Super League, as founding members. The announcement sent shockwaves throughout the football world and with great calamity and unforeseen ramifications. From media journalists, pundits, ardent supporters and fans, as well as other football clubs — a cry arose. “Foul!” And a deadly spiral leading to ugly fan protests which culminated in the past weekend with the Manchester United fixture against Liverpool postponed due to violence and supporters who stormed the grounds of Old Trafford in a voice against club ownership and this deep, deep sense of betrayal.
Today, on the From the Touchline podcast, it’s only a chaplain’s point of view, but I attempt to share how the Bible explains the recent Super League failure. Listen as I share 10 consequences of the Fall of Man from Genesis 3 and the modern-day equivalent and parallel that I believe may be found in the Super League debacle which has occupied hearts and headlines the world over, for the last couple of weeks.
Today, I read from Genesis, chapter 3 (link) and I mention friend and colleague, Rev Brad Strait, and a recent sermon as inspiration behind my connecting the consequences of the Fall with the Super League. You can find the sermon here.
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).
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