Learning From Tebow
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  • Mike M.

    Football is only one part of Tim Tebow’s life. I highly recommend reading this amazing column from Rick Reilly at ESPN about him at the link below:

    http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7455943/believing-tim-tebow

    However one feels about Tebow’s personal religious and political beliefs, after reading this I think even the most cynical observers will have to admit that this is a pretty special young man. We could use many more like him in America today. Most of the great things he does in the future will not be on the football field, but off of it.

  • While I certainly agree with your comments, I have to add this: that in order to believe God wanted me to win, I also have to believe He wanted my opponents to lose. While the ways of God are truly mysterious, it’s a difficult proposition to discern any value to life, evolution, and Spirit in God playing favorites.

  • Toni

    A few WSJ perspectives:

    Fran Tarkenton asks “Does Care Who Wins Football Games?”
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204124204577154601852713394.html

    On Tim Tebow’s human role model
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204409004577156544191436170.html

    “The Secrets of Tebow Hatred”
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204409004577156580920359946.html

  • lowly muser

    If what they say is true, he’s an extraordinary Christian man, and indulgence is fitting. In fact, do we not read, “So every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven” (Matt 10:32). On the other hand, there is this: “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven” (Matt 6:1). These statements go to the heart of the matter, which is precisely what none of us can know. So for now we are left to judge from appearances, taking, I suppose, the via meadia of circumspection.

  • Kris

    I am the Lord thy God, and I am here to declare that whatever help I have given Tim Tebow is due not to his putative righteousness, but solely to my desire to discomfit the Tebow-phobes.

  • Toni

    “everything that happens is God’s will at some level.”

    I had a pastor whose wife suffered horribly from rheumatoid arthritis before dying of it. He concluded, “God allows what God does not cause.”

  • Of course God is ‘helping’ Tim Tebow. But who said anything about winning?

  • Cathleen

    You are always a voice of reasoned humility, Mr. Mead. As someone who (unfortunately) reads political blogs like a crack addict, your commentary is a welcome respite from the high-pitched screeching that permeates much of the blogosphere. Thanks so much.

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