Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Little Timmy Tebow
If you know me, you know I don't give a rip about football. I wasn't a default TN fan b/c I'm native to the state, nor did I become a default Colts fan b/c of Peyton. Either way, unless you've been under a rock, you know who Tim Tebow is and what "tebowing" means. (yeah, I know I'm a bit late weighing in on the commentary, now that the furor/support has simmered down.) At the very least Brother Tim has brought Christianity to the forefront of more people's minds than any Megachurch leader, academician, hate-filled protesting church, or end of world self-proclaimed prophet. Whether you like the fact that he kneels down and prays or don't, you have an opinion about it; which I think is amazing for a kid who is just doing what is natural for him. You may quote the Gospel of Matthew deriding him for not "praying in private." You may hate that your football is now intertwined with conversations about God and religion. Point is, with more and more pews empty on Sunday mornings, Tebow just brought his faith into the limelight. I don't necessarily agree with all of his tenets, and really disagree with some of the arm-chair theology he has sparked, but in the end. Tim has made us think about the nature of God, and how worshipping God, praying, and football relate to each other.