Late Faith Links: Tim Tebow Q&A, the God Gap, Anthony Weiner, etc.

My excuse for being late this week: Long, tiring weekend trip to Missouri that didn’t give me any time to work on this over the weekend.

Tim Tebow

With that out of the way, here’s some things that will hopefully pique your interest.

Christianity Today had a Q&A that I’m sure Christians will enjoy and hopefully Gators fans, as well. The magazine sat down with Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner at UF and now a quarterback with the Denver Broncos.

The questions primarily have to do with his faith and how he tries to express it without going overboard. His answer to one question in particular impressed me. When he was asked about giving God credit for a victory as some athletes do after a game, Tebow basically said he doesn’t believe anything is out of God’s will, including who wins or loses a game. Here’s his complete answer:

“I don’t think it risks anything to say that that something was God’s plan. At the end of the day, everything is God’s plan and he cares about what we do. He cares about our hearts, how we play the game, and how we treat people. He’s definitely involved with how we handle sports and not just the outcome of it. I’m proud when athletes mention God in any way. When they have an opportunity to mention God, I applaud them for doing it and having the courage to do so. I can understand the writer’s point as well, though.”

The Q&A isn’t very long, but I think any football fan, Florida sports fan, or Christian will find it relevant and insightful.

Other Links

  • Christianity Today had another interesting post examining the traditional “God Gap” when it comes to politics. Typically, the more religious a person is the more conservative they vote, while less religious people are more liberal. But many Christians are leaning more toward social justice issues and voting more liberal, creating what the article calls dual God Gaps. The story includes a very interesting chart comparing the views of different Christian groups.
  • Al Mohler gave his perspective on the Anthony Weiner scandal with a Twitter post that read, “Dear Congressman Weiner: There is no effective ‘treatment’ for sin. Only atonement, found only in Jesus Christ.” He goes on in this post to explain his position that the therapy culture in our society has gone too far.
  • This is an older post from Relevant Magazine, but it’s a neat look at six different denominations attended over a six-week period by the writer. The denominations described are United Methodist, Presbyterian, Southern Baptist, Roman Catholic, Episcopalian and Assemblies of God.
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