Can Tebow Talk of Jesus During Football?

TebowTom Krattenmaker, at USA TODAY, has written a column about Christianity in Sports specifically mentioning how certain players, like Tim Tebow and others, are wrong  and judgmental to say that Jesus is the only way to God.  This should remind us all that those who don’t know Jesus only think of us as foolish “conservative evangelicals”.  Erik Raymond and Kevin Deyoung have responded.  Below are excerpts:

Krattenmaker, says:

Certainly, Tim Tebow must be applauded for the good he does working on his father’s missions, but he should be seen, too, as one who promotes a form of belief that makes unwelcome judgments about everyone else’s religion. Let’s not forget the twinge that is felt by sports-loving Jewish kids and parents, for example, or by champions for interfaith cooperation, when adored sports figures like Tebow use their fame to push a Jesus-or-else message.  (Read the Rest)

Erik Raymond responds:

Sadly, this is what I have come to expect from opinion writers in our day. With all of the competition in various media forms guys have to get their stuff read. And the easiest way to do that is to be provocative. The quickest and easiest way is to be provocative and attack someone that everyone likes with the weapons that everyone seems to value. Therefore the hard-working, successful, Christian, nice guy, has a target on his back. Krattenmarker has a new book to promote and looky here, I’m talking about him. So maybe his strategy is working. Well, it’s working if his objective is to be talked about and not taken seriously.  (Read the Rest)

Kevin Deyoung responds:

Krattenmaker is appalled that Tebow’s father’s evangelistic association espouses a “far-right” theology that believes in “eternal punishment” and rejects “the modern ecumenical movement.” “In making and acting on rigid claims about who is or isn’t in good standing with God,” Krattenmaker opines, “the Bob Tebow organization is working at cross purposes with the majority of Americans — indeed, the majority of American Christians — and their more generous conception of salvation.” Yeah, so? Can sports stars, on their own time mind you, only work with organizations that pass muster by national referendum? Millions of people in America think millions of other Americans are going to hell apart from the saving work of Jesus. And millions of Americans think those other Americans are neanderthals for believing that. God bless America!  (Read the Rest)

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  1. mark patterson · ·

    I DO NOT FOLLOW FOOTBALL,THE FORTUNES,MILLIONS THEY MAKE DISGUSTS ME,ANY JERK LIKE TEBOW,PRAYING AS HE MAKES A TOUCHDOWN,AS HE MAKES HIS MILLIONS(NOT PRAYING LIKE BEFORE A GAME SO MEN NOT HARMED,DAHH),THIS TO ME IS BLASPHEMY,WHY,WHY YOU ASK,AS A CHRISTIAN YOU SHOULD DEFINATELY KNOW THE “”SERMON ON THE MOUNT”,YES,AND WHAT DOES JESUS CHRIST SAY ABOUT “”PEOPLE PRAYING IN PUBLIC”,cannot quote bible now,but it goes like this “”DO NOT PRAY IN PUBLIC LIKE THE HYPOCRITES DO,FOR THEY LOVE TO BE SEEN IN PUBLIC PLACES,ECT,””THEY SHALL HAVE THEIR REWARD”‘,THAT IS WHAT JESUS SAID IN HIS GREATEST,MOST EXTENSIVE SERMON,HE ALSO SAYS,,”THEY SHOULD GO INTO THEIR CLOSET,SO GOD SHALL KNOW THEM””,to me this means,prayer in public LIKE THE TEBOW JERK,IS PHONY,SELFISH,NOT TO GOD,BUT FOR SHOW,I “”DO NOT WANT THAT REWARD”””,as a christian,jesus said,””keep the ten commandments for they are good”,but i am the new way,and the light,HE’S SAYING,THE OLD TESTAMENT IS HISTORY FOLKS,IT SIMPLY IS FOR THE JEW,THE MOSLEM,NOT THE BORN AGAIN,FORGIVING,GRACE LOVING SEVEN TIMES SEVENTY FORGIVING CHRISTIAN,we don’t sacrifice animals on sabbath DO WE,we don’t have slaves as said ok,in leviticus,we DON’T KILL ANYONE WORKING ION SABBATH,DO WE,THEY DID THEN,SO STAY OUT OF THE JEWISH OLD,AND GET TO CHRIST,AND PRAYING WHILE MAKING YOUR MILLIONS ASS TEBOW,YOU ARE NOT A GOOD CHRISTIAN,A PHONY BALONEY!!!!

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