These Everyday Heroes Never See the Spotlight

Every morning, Leo’s smile brightens the cafeteria at my elementary school. He hobbles in, holding his teacher’s hand. His eyes squint at the bright lights. He squirms at loud noises. And always, he smiles. “Good morning, Leo,” I say as I rub...

Olympics Will Bring the World to British Baptists

Readers of The Baptist Times won’t find many editors more indifferent to sport than this one. The new London Baptist Association Olympics Games coordinator, David Pile, has a mountain to climb if he’s to get me interested. Golf is a waste of a good walk,...

London Baptists Fund Olympics Position

The London Baptist Association (LBA) has secured funding for a dedicated worker to help churches make the most of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. The position of church engagement coordinator will “raise the vision of how the church can engage with the...

British Churches Focus on 2012 Olympics in London

With less than two years to go, British churches are being urged to start formulating plans to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics. The umbrella organization More Than Gold, which was set up in 2008 to enable churches to engage with the London Games, is stepping up...

Excessive Nationalism Undermines Olympics

We are halfway through the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and I’ve managed to absorb several national anthems. Frankly, I’ve developed slightly antagonistic feelings toward the interplay of sports and patriotism as a result. The problem for me is this: The...