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Lessons from Lasso — Know the Vernacular

Oct 20, 2021

New things often have a different language, different words, and other little nuances that may or may not be easily know or readily understood — what are the vernacular differences that you’ve experienced? Even American English isn’t the same as British English! And in the game of football, there are many different words and phrases and sayings that can be hard to understand — the same could be said for the Christian faith, as well. There is theological language, religious language — and if you’ve not grown up in it or been taught it, it might be really tough to understand.

Ted Lasso, the immensely popular streaming TV show in its second season on Apple TV+ features the antics and quirky, ‘Ted Lasso’ character brought to life in his own TV show series. Lasso first appeared a number of years ago as a comedic character as NBC purchased the broadcast rights to the English Premier League. Played by Jason Sudeikis, Lasso (as a coach) brings change to the difficult football (soccer) team that he has traveled overseas to coach.

Today, on the From the Touchline podcast, Rev Brad shares lesson eleven and what it looks like to try and learn a new way of speaking and thinking — even if its the same language or close. We need to learn the vernacular in the places where we work, live, and play.

In the ‘Lessons from Lasso’ series, Rev Brad looks at some of the different life learning points brought up in the the show from a chaplain’s point of view.

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, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.

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