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I've spent a large part of the past four years studying and writing about the history of sports & Christianity in the United States. For #SuperBowlSunday, here's a thread of my football-related essays
1. My first piece on the subject was with @ReligPolitics, a look at the blending of faith and football in my home state of Nebraska…
2. With @hhampton44, I co-wrote a piece for @CTmagazine on the theological debates over football in the game’s early years…
3. For @ussporthistory I wrote about football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg’s public support for interned Japanese Americans during WW2…
4. That piece ended up leading to an interview with @OnlyAGameNPR on the story…
5. At my blog, @sportianity, I discussed the “Praying Colonels” of Centre College and the connection between faith, football, and Lost Cause mythology in the South…
6. For @ReligPolitics, I wrote about @Kaepernick7's protest movement and its connection with evangelical sports ministries…
7. Also for @ReligPolitics, I wrote about the long history of prayer in football and the ways that those public displays of piety have been shaped by politics…
8. At @sportianity, I took a look at the past and potential future of Liberty University's obsession with big-time football glory…
9. Last year’s #SuperBowl champs were featured in a faith-based book, which I reviewed and put into historical context for @CTmagazine…
10. For @RNS I wrote about the origins of evangelical team chaplains in the NFL and how Patriots chaplain/character coach @JackEasterby builds on that tradition…
11. Twitter threads are basically essays, right? Right, they definitely are not. Still, here’s one on the history of public displays of piety in the #SuperBowl
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