As Christians we love our “Christian” celebrities. Whether it’s Kirk Cameron, the Duck Dynasty family, or Tim Tebow; we simply love having someone who represents us in the media. We buy their stuff, watch their content religiously, and say things like “It’s so nice to see faith positively depicted in the media.” However, it seems that all this affection seems to come with a price. And the price isn’t on us, our Christian representative is the one who has to pay.
Recently Tim Tebow was cut from the New York Jets. That’s right, our favorite outspoken Christian quarterback has now rode the bench for two teams in two years, and is now struggling, trying to find team number three. Now, there are plenty of teams out there who would be lucky to land Tebow. There are lots of teams that really need a quarterback. Yet, Tebow remains unsigned.
One would wonder how a quarterback with a playoff win, several miraculous comebacks, still a long career ahead of him, and a humble personality wouldn’t get picked up immediately. Well, several coaches have made it clear that it’s not Tebow that’s the problem. It’s us.
Teams are staying away from Tim Tebow because of the Christians he brings along as baggage.
Christians are the ones who chant Tebow around the 3rd quarter when their team is behind. Christians are the ones who second-guess the coach or who whine about the management of a team because Tebow isn’t seeing playing time. Christians act like the aggressive parent who calls their child’s coach and asks why little Timmy isn’t starting.
Unfortunately, Christians are the reason Tebow can’t find a job right now.
Perhaps the problem is that we’ve become very adept at building idols. Whether it’s political issues, or Christian celebrities, or even things like our kids or our jobs. I’m not really sure how to get Tebow a job, but the one thing I am sure of is that I need to clear out some of the idols in my life.I do not own the above image.