Drew Brees sat down for an interview with Sharing the Victory magazine to talk about football and his faith. While he doesn’t talk about the gospel or what church he attends, his conversion testimony sounds like something one would experience in a church associated with the evangelical movement. He also says that coming to New Orleans was a “calling” for him. He believes that the shoulder injury that ended his career in San Diego and that brought him to New Orleans was the work of God. There’s also talk about his charitable work and his involvement with FCA.
I am a Christian, and I am a sports fan. So I have great interest in these kinds of stories. There are, however, numerous points in this interview that I wish the reporter would have probed more deeply about his faith. What kind of church did he grow up in and where does he attend now? Were his parents Christians? What is his understanding of the gospel and has it changed over the years? How did his Christianity help him cope with the death of his estranged mother?
In any case, it’s an interesting interview, and Christian sportsfans should have a look.