Friday, April 9, 2010

An Evangelistic Slam Dunk: The Roots of Basketball

"Here’s a good trivia question for you. Which major sport was invented as an evangelistic tool?

The inventor of basketball, James Naismith, became convinced that he stood a better chance of exemplifying the Christian life through sports rather than through preaching. So he took a job as a physical education instructor at the YMCA’s International Training School for Christian Workers in Springfield, Massachusetts. Naismith’s vision was 'to win men for the Master through the gym.'”

To read more on the evangelistic background of this sport, click here.

Simple Faith in the Face of Tragedy Fuels Letters to God

"If faith-based film director David Nixon gets his way, Orlando won't just be the home of all things Disney. It'll also be the 'Christian film capital of the world.'

For Nixon, a native of Sydney, Australia, he's always believed that movies are really the greatest evangelistic tool of our time, and as a producer for Facing the Giants and Fireproof, wildly successful films made on a shoestring budget, he's loved seeing how films with a solid faith-based message have attracted a wide audience ever since the release of The Passion of The Christ in 2004."

Click here for more of the review of this new movie release.