Recently some friends of mine invited me on their theology/ministry podcast to talk about the soccer supporter community here in Detroit. I get it, that might seem weird, marrying theology and a soccer supporter community that encompasses every view of religion under the sun. But I promise it makes sense.
Consider: the soccer supporter community has one core tenet: we support our club forever, until we die. This foundational point brings us together despite all of our differences.
The church, as it ought to be, brings people together at a core set of first-level beliefs, while understanding that we are all one despite whatever other differences we hold.
In a way, then, the soccer supporter community is like Plato’s Theory of Forms, where it is a glimpse of what the church is, but a less-fully-understood version of it.
Take a listen to the full episode and let me know your thoughts. I’m interested to know what other people thinks about this.