Are Professional Athletes Shaming the Church?

ap_17269053749033-e1506402041536I expect so much of the the American church.

But she continues to disappoint.

For example, with all this racial division in North America, it has been my expectation for the church to take the lead in being countercultural.

Instead, we find an indifferent American church, for the most part.

Now, if it’s something they deem important or worth fighting, they would be all over it.

Our professional athletes, however, are taking a stance, whether we agree with their methods or not.  They are saying, “Enough is enough.”

Back in 2016 Colin Kaepernick, football quarterback, began taking the knee during the national anthem, to protest White police officers mistreatment of the black community and racial inequality.

Mr. Kaepernick has started a movement.

In fact, last weekend saw a great many in the NFL, even Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, taking the knee, though in reaction to President Trump’s remarks about those who take a knee during the nation’s anthem.

Now what is the White American church doing?  Is it trying to rationalizing its silence and indifference as it always does, unless it’s something they care deeply about?

Or perhaps the white American church refuses to see how racism is antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ?

I know we can do better.

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2 Responses to Are Professional Athletes Shaming the Church?

  1. Craig Benno says:

    Hi T.C. I resonate with your concerns about racism. What is your take about racism towards other cultures from the black culture?

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