Friday, September 08, 2017
The Search for Aaron Rodgers
I (The Other Chad) have been a Chicago Bears fan since the Super Bowl Shuffle days of 1985. If you are a Bears fan, that means the Green Bay Packers are your nemesis. They have the longest running rivalry in professional football.
For the past 8 years, my Bears have been dominated by the quarterback play of Aaron Rodgers. He is without a doubt one of the greatest signal callers in the history of the NFL. So as much as I dislike playing the Packers, I truly appreciate what Rodgers can do on the field.
What I also respected about Aaron Rodgers was that he wasn't afraid to share his faith. But a recent ESPN article revealed that he has actually abandoned his Christian beliefs. I was very disappointed to hear this news. But what was even more concerning was his reasoning. He struck up a relationship with Rob Bell, who is known for his book "Love Wins" and denies that there is a literal Hell. Apparently, Bell's worldview was convincing enough for Rodgers to now declare that he no longer calls himself a Christian.
Below is an excerpt from the ESPN article describing what shook Rodger's faith. The disappointing thing is it does not sound like he sought out additional resources other than Bell and his recommendations. The doubts described are common questions that can be addressed with reasonable answers. My prayer is that Aaron Rodgers will continue his search and see that there is an overwhelming amount of evidence for the truth of Christianity.
Excerpt from ESPN Article: