Sunday, January 10, 2010
If you have not seen the video of Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst, discussing Tiger Woods in light of what Christ can do for him, you need to. His remarks, which garnered both admiration and attack, are an incredible testimony to the power of the name of Jesus.
I respect him for being bold enough in his own faith to make them. I respect him even more for standing by them after the attacks came. And I absolutely concur with his assertion that true conversion to Christ shines through an individual in such a way that simply cannot be hidden. Sounds like "a city that is set on a hill" to me. Powerful!
UPDATE (h/t Sinistar - C4P):
Brit Hume elaborates on his faith in an interview with Christianity Today. I never knew that his son committed suicide; he discusses dealing with his son's death in the interview.
Perhaps my favorite part of the inteview is (italics added):
Do you think your experience becoming a Christian after your son's death has led you to be emboldened to talk about your faith publicly?
I ought to be willing to do that. I don't want to practice a faith that I'm afraid to proclaim. I don't want to be a closet Christian. I'm not going to stand on the street with a megaphone. My principal responsibility at Fox News isn't to proselytize. But occasionally a mention of faith seems to me to be appropriate. When those occasions come, I'll do it.
In a time when every faith seems to be "tolerated" except for Christianity, I am glad to see that Hume is not ashamed of the Gospel. Clearly he agrees that "it is the power of God unto salvation," which is the point he was making and the hope he was expressing regarding Tiger Woods.
Read the full interview here.