I’ve been hesitant to post one of the many articles and blog posts that have been written about former NBA player Manute Bol’s recent passing. Jon Shields opinion piece in Friday’s Wall Street Journal is something worth reading. The topic at hand? The context of redemption.
“Yet as Bol reminds us, the Christian understanding of redemption has always involved lowering and humbling oneself. It leads to suffering and even death.
It is of little surprise, then, that the sort of radical Christianity exemplified by Bol is rarely understood by sports journalists. For all its interest in the intimate details of players’ lives, the media has long been tone deaf to the way devout Christianity profoundly shapes some of them.”