|We had an excellent conference and look forward to hosting another next year!
Here are a few press reports highlighting The Spirit of Sports:
• The Baylor Alumni Association 1
• The Baylor Alumni Association 2
• Fox News (local)
• Inside Higher Ed
• Baptist News Global
• The Baptist Standard
2015 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture
Thursday, November 5-Saturday, November 7
The love of play and the desire for competition are woven deeply into human experience. From vacant lots-turned-playing fields to modern stadiums, from pick-up games to professional leagues, from Olympic record seeking to fantasy-league deal making, sports have become a defining feature of our culture.
Sports provide us with heroes and villains, role models, platforms for social commentary, and even pulpits for evangelism. Sports cut across social barriers, uniting people from diverse ethnic, financial, and religious backgrounds. Sports also reveal the best and worst of who we can become. Through sports we can develop self-discipline and virtues of character like courage, perseverance, and honesty, or we can cultivate baser human traits like vainglory, greed, and the desire to dominate at all costs.
The 2015 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, The Spirit of Sports, will explore, from the perspective of religious faith, the significance of sports in our lives, especially the ways that contemporary sports both support and compromise the cultivation of human excellence and our relationships with others and God.