A lot of people just HATE Denver quarterback Tim Tebow. And it’s because of his open Christianity. Even other Christians sometimes squirm over his overt piety, putting John 3:16 on the patches under his eyes and kneeling down to pray after each of his numerous touchdowns. And further confounding his critics is that, despite what would seem to be poor football technique and bad passing, he keeps leading his team to one miraculous come-from-behind last minute victory after another!
Many Christians are not that demonstrative about our faith, which is certainly legitimate. But is there anything actually wrong with Tebow being so demonstrative about it? And shouldn’t we cut him some slack about it? Yes, we are to beware those who practice their piety before men, but Tebow certainly isn’t doing it to make himself look good–as might happen in another age–since it is only attracting scorn and contempt. Shouldn’t we support him and maybe ourselves be more open about our faith than we are?