Tebow: Too Big to Fail?
Despite losing to the New England Patriots on Sunday, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow continues to be the talk of the NFL and all of professional sports. Since taking over the starting role a few weeks into what was looking like a lost season, Tebow has led the resurgent Broncos to a 7-2 record that now has them sniffing the playoffs.
Much has been made of Tebow's ability to overcome naysayers on the field---many thought he was more suited to star as a professional fullback than quarterback---and of his penchant for engineering dramatic fourth quarter, game-winning drives. He has also drawn attention because of his outspoken faith.
But what about the gospel implications of the Tebow phenomenon. Has he been an effective witness? How could he grow and use his platform in ways that would more fully glorify God? Have we Christians turned him into an idol? What if he fails on the field, or worse, off it? I explored those questions and more with Christian sportswriter Ted Kluck in a recent interview.
You can stream the interview or download it here.