Tim Tebow, Ben Roethlisberger, and Rick Santorum...

The rare fair account of Evangelicalism that runs in the mainstream media--this by David Kuo and Patton Dodd from the oped page of the Washington Post a couple days ago.

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Thanks for posting this, Tim. If you know me, you know that I love the Steelers. With the coverage that the Steelers get here in Pittsburgh, you would think they are of national importance. During training camp, the evening news is basically a live feed from Latrobe where the training camp is held.

At any rate, I've been following Ben's career since the beginning essentially. I have a love/hate relationship with him. You love him because he can make the big plays when you most need them. You hate him because he'll make some boneheaded plays at times, especially when he doesn't get rid of the ball quickly enough. However, other than Polamalu, Ben's my favorite player on the Steelers. He's also one of the toughest players on the gridiron right now, even when he really should just sit on the sidelines. (Ref: last Sunday's game!)

Obviously, though, I'm much more concerned with Ben's soul, and I'm happy to see the changes that he's made since his last fiasco in Georgia, especially if they are of the kind described in the article you linked. The church he goes to is actually a decent church. It's not too far from here. I wouldn't go there personally (it's not Reformed), but from what I've heard of the church, the gospel is preached and good work is done there. But, like Ben said, words are meaningless, and so is a short-lived repentance. I pray that he may continue to walk in the repentance that he's confessed to have made.

Of course, I wasn't happy to see the Steelers lose to Denver, but at least it wasn't Baltimore or New England.

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