Ted Kluck, co-author of Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion, gives a good reminder to Tim Tebow fans (and the rest of us) on the dangers of heaping excessive adulation on the devout Christian and stellar athlete (winner of a Heisman trophy and two national titles). Excerpt:
So keep enjoying him, like I will. Cheer for him if you like the Gators, and cheer against him if you don’t, even though he’s a Christian. This is okay. And pray for him, his sanctification and his ministry, if you think about it. Pray that as Christians we would be always boasting in the cross of Christ. Pray that we would worship our Creator, and not the creation—even if that creation (college football, the spread offense, Tim Tebow) occasionally allows us a glimpse of greatness.