Episode 24: Sports, Pastoral Ministry, and Christian Discipleship

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. David Prince joins me in a discussion on his new book In the Arena: The Promise of Sports for Christian Discipleship. Dr. Prince is the Assistant Professor of Christian Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Guest(s): David Prince


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • The promptings that led Dr. Prince to write In the Arena
  • The reoccurring sports metaphors in Scripture
  • The promise of sports for Christian discipleship
  • How the pastor is to process a high energy Saturday filled with sports and a low energy Sunday at worship
  • How to enjoy sports to the glory of God
  • How to properly handle children’s sports when they interfere with church
  • The benefit of sports in the life of children
  • The reality that no one is a victim to sports
  • The direct effect sports have had on Dr. Prince’s preaching ministry
  • The benefit of sports teaching someone how to win and lose
  • The benefit of sports teaching someone hard work and determination


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One Response to “Episode 24: Sports, Pastoral Ministry, and Christian Discipleship”

September 27, 2016 at 8:18 pm, Juan Puente said:



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