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Kneeling In the End Zone
Spiritual Lessons from the World of Sports


Kneeling In the End Zone

Kneeling in the End Zone takes the often overlapping worlds of sports and religion and turns them upside down. Athletes, coaches, fans and broadcasters often bring faith into the world of sports, whether through on-field prayers, post-game interviews, biblical bleacher signs or using faith language or scriptural metaphors to describe an incredible play or performance. Kneeling in the End Zone aims to do the exact opposite, using sports as a lens through which to look at the Christian faith. It uses sports as a metaphor, drawing parallels between scriptural stories and memorable tales from the field or court, and looks at those transcendent moments in sports history that reveal larger truths about life.

ISBN/Prod. Code: 978-0-8298-1842-0 

Josh Tinley is an Abingdon Youth editor. Tinley also serves as the managing editor of LinC, a weekly electronic curriculum that draws faith lessons from current events and pop culture. Tinley has contributed articles on a variety of subjects, including faith and sports, for the Nashville Scene (owned by alternative paper The Village Voice), the Journal of Student Ministries, and several other publications. Tinley received his M.T.S. from Vanderbilt University.


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