“Touchdown Jesus: The Cultural Collision between Christianity and Football”

Join us at 7 p.m. on Monday night for the second talk in our series, “Grandstanding Jesus: Sports and American Christianity” at the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill with the presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m.  We’ll see you there!

In this series we explore a variety of themes in the wide (and unexpected) world of sports and Christianity in the United States.

Monday, May 20, 2013

“Touchdown Jesus: The Cultural Collision between Christianity and Football”


Mr. Michael Saur
Parishioner at the Church of the Advent, Boston, MA

Mr. Saur will provide a survey of the interaction between two sacred American institutions: football and the Church.  He will focus on the evangelization of players and leagues, the public Christianity of notable players, the use of football to market Christianity, and, conversely, the use of Christianity to market football.  He will also discuss the meaning of football in a society where it is has increasingly taken on the trappings of a religion as the line between Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon has become increasingly blurred.

Mr. Saur is a parishioner at the Church of the Advent in Boston.  He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the Tulane University School of Law.  As the Advent’s resident Milwaukee expat, he is a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers and University of Wisconsin Badgers.

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