Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Colorado "Christian" Rockies?

Ya'll have really got to check out this article in USA Today. The title is "Team's rebuilding effort focuses on Christianity, character", By Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY.

I'll have to admit, I have not kept up with professional baseball too much in the last few years, but I have never heard this before about the Rockies organization. Sounds like I am not the only one. Here is a teaser from the article.

Music filled with obscenities, wildly popular with youth today and in many other clubhouses, is not played. A player will curse occasionally but usually in hushed tones. Quotes from Scripture are posted in the weight room. Chapel service is packed on Sundays. Prayer and fellowship groups each Tuesday are well-attended. It's not unusual for the front office executives to pray together.


Is this it. Are the postmillenials right and the golden age has started, at Coor's Field? I guess crazier, much crazier, things could happen. Is this a good thing? Bad thing? Little of both? What do you think???

5 comments:

kelly jack said...

Russ,
Great story. My brother got go in the dugout before a Braves game one time with his son and meet some of the players and he told me that Eddie Perez impressed the fool out of him. He openly talked about Jesus Christ with the kids and even invited them to some different functions of that nature.
I don't know about chippers testimony after getting the Hooters girl pregnant(:

kelly

Jesse said...

I believe that we are on the verge of a Spiritual Awakening, but I think we have to avoid putting this move of God in the purview of theological camps (it's not a postmillenial thing). We have to think outside of the theological box, because those boxes have caused us to misunderstand Scripture. (I'm not saying that theology is not important or is not knowable - I'm an apologist after all - I'm just saying that we have confused our theological boxes with absolute truth. We need to reevaluate and refine our understanding of Scripture with respect to some areas.)

Russ said...

Kelly,

Thanks for the story about Eddie Perez. Let's hope Chipper is, or will be, an example of one who has been forgiven much, therefore loves much.

Jesse,

Interesting comments. I'm sure you are aware I was kidding about the Postmill comment. As to your statement about confusing theological boxes with absolute truth, I'm not sure I understand what exactly you mean. Do you mean our presuppositions color our understanding of scripture? If so I would have to agree, up to a point. Do you have any specific examples of this for me to try and conceptualize, or are you just ruminating generally speaking?

BJ said...

Jesse,
I have a hard time following your line of reasoning. What do you mean by "think outside of our theological box?" This seems really vague to me. Isnt our theological box our "Worldview?" Is this some kind of Exisitential jargon?

Russ,
Great observation! Post Mills are right, and the Rockies are proof! Next will be the Yankees....:)

Dax said...

Russ,
I applaud the front office of the Rockies for attempting to hold their players accountable to moral standards. I don't know if it is tied in to the Golden Age of postmillenialism, but it certainly is a positive story.
Jesse,
Are there any particular verses or topics you are referring to in the last sentence of your comment? I would be interested in looking at them.
B.J.,
You give Yankees too much credit. They would be the LAST team to do something like the Rockies are doing.:)

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