As March Madness approaches...

(Tim, w/thanks to Doug) The basketball team of Brigham Young University was ranked third in the nation heading into March Madness when one of its stars was removed from the lineup for the sin of fornication. He is repentant and has accepted the discipline, but with their star gone for the rest of the year, the team's losing.

As a former jock and Taylor University grad pointed out to me in an e-mail, such a witness from an Evangelical college is unlikely.

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"As a former jock and Taylor University grad pointed out to me in an e-mail, such a witness from an Evangelical college is unlikely".

Such a witness from an Evangelical /anything/ is unlikely, actually.

It's interesting; I have had a couple of friends here given their marching orders from the respective churches they belonged to. In neither case was it for immorality, though immorality was certainly present in one of the cases (and this was probably known to the leadership). In both cases, it was, interestingly enough, for dissent.

Have we got to the point that dissent is the only thing ranked serious or important enough to invoke church discipline?

This comment is only slightly related to the main topic. I would like to point out that BYU's first loss after Brandon Davies' removal from the team was to the UNM Lobos. The Lobos had handily beat BYU earlier in the season even with Brandon Davies playing. While the loss of Davies was a factor, credit should be given to the outstanding play of the Lobos. They have had BYU's number this season.

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