I love this time of year because of March Madness. I love to watch the excitement and the debate surrounding games, snubs, and upsets. I love to cheer on the Duke Blue Devils. Since I am trying to be more regular with my blogging, I thought I would do what many have done before: create a tourney around a topic. I have selected to do a tourney of influential Christian thinkers.
First thing to note: this list is not about the “most” influential and it is not exhaustive. I solicited some names from friends and threw in some of my own. The selection committee was made up of me and the seeding was too. Starting tomorrow there will be daily surveys where people can vote on the winners of the match-ups. I am also hoping that people will use the comment section to try and sway others into why a certain thinker should win over another. Here will be the schedule:
Friday March 18 – Northwestern Division Round 1
Monday March 21- Duke Divinity Division Round 1
Tuesday March 22- Chatfield Division Round 1
Wednesday March 23- Winona Division Round 1
Thursday March 24- Northwestern and Duke Divinity Round 2
Friday March 25- Chatfield and Winona Round 2
Monday March 28- Sweet 16
Tuesday March 29- Northwestern & Duke Divinity Elite 8 Matchups
Wednesday March 30- Chatfield & Winona Elite 8 Matchups
Thursday March 31- Final Four Matchups
Friday April 1- Championship Matchup
Monday April 4- Champion Crowned
I won’t give much detail on the matchups until the Elite 8 matchups. I will try to provide links for further information on the people so people can learn more, etc.
The whole point of this is to have some fun and have some discussion. I am excited to see how some of these match-ups turn out. So without further delay, below is the final field of 64. Look them over and comment. Do you think someone got snubbed? Did somebody get a bad seed? Toughest bracket?