Friday, February 17, 2012
"The Jeremy Linn Problem"
One of my former professors, Matt Hauge from Azusa Pacific University, recently shared this article on his twitter account: The Jeremy Linn Problem. If you're unaware (and there's no shame in that), Jeremy Linn is a Harvard grad who's raising eyebrows for the New York Knicks basketball team. Apparently, he's also quite devout in his faith... no relation to Tim Tebow. As the article points out, he's quite the anomaly. This article sheds some light on the tension that's created around religious athletes, perhaps especially around the Christian variety. It also raises some challenge to preachers who are addicted to using sports analogies in their sermons to illustrate spiritual commitment or discipline or whatnot. I think the article is a good conversation starter. What do you think?