This is Part 2 of a series on This I Used to Believe.
How can the same person be so good at evangelism, and also so bad at it?
Let’s look at the good first:
The radio show This American Life aired an episode called This I Used to Believe. The segment “Team Spirit in the Sky” begins with a description of a most unusual football game in which a coach at a Christian high school got his team’s fans to cheer… for the other team! Chances are good you’ve read about it, because this story went viral on the Internet:
There are some games where cheering for the other side feels better than winning. (12/23/08)
Had you read that before? Well here’s a local television news report I hadn’t seen:
This coach did an amazing, Christ-like thing, and was recognized for it. Sort of “How Would Jesus Coach,” isn’t it? I would like to learn what you thought:
- What was your reaction to reading/seeing this?
- I have been loosely calling this evangelism. Is it?
- What image does it paint of God?
- Does it help repair the image of Christ’s followers? Is that important?
Please weigh in with your thoughts about any of the above.
(In part 3 I’ll look at the bad: How this same coach botched not one but two evangelistic opportunities.)
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