Christian Influence and Connections with Super Bowl 2013

Just in case you are interested or wanting to read Super Bowl articles that make reference to Jesus and the Christian faith in connection to football:

Making connections from the different types of people who watch the Super Bowl with their various reasons with those who listen to Gospel messages:

http://www.dare2share.org/devotions/gods-view-of-the-game/#sthash.lkj0VQVh.dpbs

Who should Christians cheer for and does God make a difference in who wins?:

http://newsok.com/super-bowl-xlvii-who-should-christians-cheer-for/article/3750938

This blogger pulls quotes from a press conference Q and A session Ray Lewis gave before the Super Bowl and shows how Lewis provides a good example of Christian living:

http://disciplegideon.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/ray-lewis-the-epitome-of-a-christian-athlete/

Lewis and his stage for preaching the Christian faith (it makes me wonder, would some people who aggressively despise Tebow’s Christian preaching, be more apt to listen to hard-hitting, hard-knocks defensive linebacker when he speaks):

http://global.christianpost.com/news/ray-lewis-pastor-talks-linebackers-christian-witness-on-the-football-field-89079/

Colin Kaepernick’s Bible Verse Tattoos on Display in NFL and and the Big Stage:

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2013/01/tattooed-49ers-qb-not-the-only-controversial-christian-on-2013-superbowl-field.html

Christian Tattoos

Are we irrelevant in this universe?

Stand to Reason‘s Brett Kunkle answers the question, “Are we irrelevant in this universe?”  This question came to Brett with the underpinning that because of humanity’s “smallness” in relationship to the dark matter and dark energy present in the universe, we are insignificant, irrelevant!

 

Mass map of Abell 1689.

 

Brett responds with an argument that size does not represent value.

 

 

Watching this video made me think about Dr. Seuss‘ Horton Hears a Who.  The message from Dr. Seuss is the same, “A person is a person no matter how small.”

 

Cover of "No Matter How Small (Deluxe Col...

 

Is size the qualifier for value?  Maybe in the NFL or the NBA, but not even then!  There’s a high school basketball player in Southern California who is seven and half feet tall!  Just becuase he’s that tall, doesn’t mean he can automatically play in the NBA.  He’s not ready for it.  His speed and skills aren’t there yet.  Maybe they will be in the future, or maybe they won’t be.

Humanity’s value and worth comes from our Creator!  We were created in his image.