The Monday feature of the Worldly Saints blog focuses on a story from the sports world – current or historic. The goal is one of the following: (1) either to recognize athletes who are using or have used their sports and athletic abilities to further the kingdom of God or (2) to show how some athletes or teams are wasting or did waste their days by not giving God the glory or (3) to simply reflect on a story from the sports world from a Christian perspective.
There are many athletes who profess to be Christians. Every sport has them. And who knows of the legitimacy of their profession? Frankly, there are two reasons none of us are in a position to make that assessment:
- We don’t know most professional athletes in any way on a person level.
- God judges the heart, not us (I Sam 16:7; Jer 17:10).
With the success in recent years of the Golden State Warriors and the MVP play of Stephen Curry, we have an athlete who is becoming the most recognizable face in professional sports – Steph Curry.
It is easy and enjoyable to cheer him and the Warriors on. Their style of basketball is fun to watch. Curry scores “at will.” Curry makes basketball easy with his incredible play.
And another reason it is easy to cheer on Curry is his profession of faith in Jesus Christ. In recent years, there have been a number of articles published or released in the blogosphere about his profession of faith, his character, etc. He seems like the “real deal” when it comes to being a Christian, but who really knows.
Below are a list of a few articles you can read if you are interested about Curry’s love for the Lord.
- “Steph Curry’s Joy in Adversity” by Bethany Jenkins (The Gospel Coalition)
- “NBA Superstar Stephen Curry Says He is a Witness for God on the Basketball Court” by (Christianity Today)
- “Stephen Curry and the Culture of Self-trust” by Bethany Jenkins (The Gospel Coalition)