Author and broadcaster Stuart Weir presents three series of short devotional talks designed to encourage and challenge the sports fan who follows Jesus. Stuart lives in Oxford with his wife Lynne. They have two children. Passionate about the relationship between sport and Christianity, he has written about ten books on the subject. He was an accredited journalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics and the 2009 World Athletics Championships. He attended his third football World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
A member of Kidlington Baptist Church and Frilford Golf Club – not necessarily in that order – he is executive director of Verité Sport.
The three series are called:
1. The Bible and Sport. What does the Bible have to say about sport? See below
2. Competition. Can we be competitive in sport and maintain our Christian integrity?See below
3. 1 Peter. What does 1 Peter have to say to sports fans and players? See below
Series 1: The Bible and Sport
02. Is sport sinful?
03. It is good
04. Paul and sport
08. A test of faith
10. The answer
11. The human body
12. Who are you?
Series 2: Competition
Competition is one of those issues which Christians find difficult. How do I reconcile my natural aggression with following "Gentle Jesus meek and mild"? Why do I feel more holy on a Sunday morning at church than on a Saturday afternoon on the football pitch? This series explores issues of competitive sport and how God would have us deal with them. For further reading visit:http://www.veritesport.org/downloads/theology_of_sport/Competition_as_Relationship.pdf
06. Good or bad
11. Redeeming Sport
Series 3: 1 Peter
Throughout the Bible careful study will reveal insights to guide the sports fan or player in their relationship with God. 1 Peter is no exception.