(RNS) When NFL player Arian Foster came out as a nonbeliever, fans and football professionals responded with a general shrug. Does this mean pro football is moving away from its Christian roots? Yes and no.
Articles tagged “Tim Tebow”
(RNS) After evangelical icon Tim Tebow canceled his scheduled appearance at First Baptist Church in Dallas because of controversial remarks made by senior pastor Robert Jeffress, the pastor appeared to fire back at the New York Jets quarterback in his Sunday sermon.
(RNS) A new survey shows that more than a quarter of Americans think God will help decide the winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl. But that doesn’t help the Almighty’s football-loving followers, especially Christians who may need divine wisdom to separate the saints from the sinners in the matchup between the Ravens and the 49ers.
(RNS) A new study shows that fewer than one in five Americans is bothered by expressions of religious faith from athletes both on and off the field. By Jeanie Groh.
(RNS) Michael Butterworth of Bowling Green State University talks about how sports media coverage of evangelical Christian and New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow seldom treads beyond a “nice guy” image to delve into his faith. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) Why should religious leaders, of all people, turn their fire on celebrities who use their popularity for public proclamations of the Almighty's power? By Michael Medved.
NEW YORK (RNS) Tim Tebow is Howdy Doody in a helmet, Opie Taylor running for touchdowns — while reciting Bible verses, stopping to find a lost dog, visiting sick children in a hospital and helping a little old lady across the street, all before he reaches the end zone. By Kevin Manahan.