The Blind Side character “walks the walk”

I haven’t drank the Kool-Aid on The Blind Side in the sense of, not sure it’s a great Christian movie. It’s always coming up when under Christian athlete, because the movie’s real life main character went to a Christian school. Some readers may find this heretical, but just because someone goes to a Christian school doesn’t make them a Christian, just like if I sleep in my garage tonite I’m not a car.

 However, this Associated Press story has made me think twice. Actress Sandra Bullock said that Leigh Anne Tuohy, who she portrays in The Blind Side, showed her there really are some Christians who “walk the walk.” Here’s another blurb from the AP story. Tuohy isn’t like some hypocritical church-goers she’s known, adds Bullock. “The beauty of Leigh Anne was one of my biggest questions was how people use their faith and their religion as a banner,” she says. “And then they don’t do the right thing, but they go ‘I’m a good Christian and I go to church and this is the way you should live your life.'”

McFadden recognized
Auburn University senior cornerback Walter McFadden has been named to the 2009 SEC Football Community Service Team.
The SEC recognizes one individual from each school who has made a superior effort to give back to his community.
McFadden has been active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the last three years, and has participated in Toys for Tots and the Beat Bama Food Drive the last three years with the AU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  He participated in the BRIDGES Summer Program at Drake Middle School as a featured speaker during the summer day camp. 

Bad coaches
Keeping the Florida theme going, this lawyer says that coaches sharing their faith is bad. She’s a civil liberties lawyer, and I think she has a right to her opinion, and I think coaches have a right to share their faith.

Alvin Pearman
This Titans punt returner said his faith grew after an Athletes in Action trip to Africa.

Only seven more to go and we’ll have hit 200 posts! What shall we do to celebrate?


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  1. Megan

    Just found this blog and wanted to say that I think your line about sleeping in the garage not making you a car made me laugh for awhile. I will certainly use that analogy next time it fits. Thanks for the laugh and for all that you do for the cause of Christ.

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