The Real Football and Reconciliation

Soccer opens the door for reconciliation. Right… tell that to Scotland’s Celtic and Rangers fans… Celtic and Rangers clash in 2008 But it really does. It is probably because the sport is such a global success that, especially in countries that accept a lot of refugees and immigrants, people who normally would not find belonging … Continue reading

Prayer for South Africa and the World Cup

The World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the world. That is simply amazing (I mean, really? More than the Canadian curling championship? What is the world coming to?). So, no surprise, it is a very big deal that South Africa is hosting the event for the first time on the African continent, … Continue reading

The Real Football and Marginalized Children

It is football time, my friends, and I am excited. No I don’t mean the football with the big guys who beat each other up. I mean the football with the smaller guys who don’t touch anything – not even the ball. I became a soccer fan during the ’02 World Cup, when a few … Continue reading

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