A few articles that came to our attention in recent weeks suggest topics Christians should think about.
What should we think about Christians and sport? What would Tertullian think? What would Paul and Peter think?
- Webb Simpson, Golf’s U.S. Open Champion on Faith: ‘*sinner* loved by a Savior.’ Quote: “I’d be stupid not to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, because it was tough out there and I was nervous, and I felt his presence all day,” he told CBN. — winning his championship on Sunday, no less.
- The Faith of Daredevil Nik Wallenda, Who Walked Across Niagara Falls Tonight – maybe not an athlete as we think of one, but certainly someone in the spotlight, making a living by entertainment.
Turning the spotlight elsewhere, the National Association of Evangelicals recently published a Pastoral Code of Ethics. We would agree that pastors certainly need to be ethical. We would certainly agree with most of the language in this code. But will such a code make a significant difference in pastoral conduct?
Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. 11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.