The @NFL and #Christianity

I don’t have anything against Tim Tebow.  I’m sure he’s a great guy.  I’m glad he takes time out of his schedule to make a phone call to a kid with cancer.  I’m also glad that he gives thanks to God for his athletic ability.  And, in all fairness, Tim Tebow is one heck of an athlete.

What I do have a problem with is this belief that Tim Tebow’s faith has led to Denver’s recent success on the field.  And I’m sick of all this talk that people who criticize Tebow for wearing his faith on his sleeve are somehow anti-Christian.

Tim Tebow is not the only Christian on the field.  It’s no secret that I’m a Steelers fan, so I’ll just make reference to a very noticeable figure on the field: Troy Polamalu.  We all know Polamalu is easily recognized for his hair.  But did you know he’s Greek Orthodox? (Also here).  Did you know he regularly visits the kids at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh?  If you didn’t know before, you do now.

Let’s drop this anti-Christian rhetoric in reference to those who may criticize Tim Tebow.  He’s not the only Christian out on the field!  Get over it, recognize it, or just move on!

More tomorrow!

3 thoughts on “The @NFL and #Christianity

  1. I hear you. From what I’ve heard, Tebow doesn’t believe God has a great interest in who wins a game, but I resonate with your comments. At the same time, I weary of those who moan and groan that a Christian gives thanks to the Lord Jesus at the start of a post-game press conference. It’s so stupid. I can’t stand to listen to coaches and players go on and on about this play or that or what they would have done differently, yet Tebow gets criticized for two or three seconds worth of Jesus. Both sides need to chill.

  2. I think Tebow is honoring this pretty well: Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Hopefully he’ll still live the same life and speak the same way even after losing a game or two. What is different about Tebow is that he is practicing what he preaches and that raises the issue about who is criticizing him. Some is coming from those who don’t like to see anything Christian in the public arena. He’s got people talking about Christianity and Jesus, nothing wrong with that. I am a bit skeptical of those saying Denver is winning because of Tebow’s faith. Who knows, maybe some crazy come from behind victory is yet to come, or a defeat of the Patriots that no one expects.

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