This year for the Truett Seminary Sports Ministry Chapel, historian Paul Putz discussed the Christian roots and influence on the game of basketball.
If you’re interested in basketball, history, and Christian formation, you can watch the video of his talk here:
You can also read some of Paul’s writing on basketball history in these articles:
- “Basketball Is a Beautiful Game, but Not a Blueprint for Society” (Christianity Today)
- “The Witness of the Black Church Rings Through NBA History” (Christianity Today)
- “Baptists Can Dunk: 5 Facts About Baylor Basketball’s Historic NCAA Championship Win” (Christianity Today)
- “James Naismith’s Basketball Philosophy: 13 Quotes from the Game’s Inventor” (Faith & Sports Blog)
*Source for this blog post’s cover image, posted on the front page of the website: D. Gordon E. Robertson – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19624803