Christianity,  Sports

RG3 documentary coming to ESPN on August 27

ESPN will air an hour long documentary on Robert Griffin, III at 7pm EST on August 27. As many of you know, RG3 is the quarterback for the Washington Redskins and a fierce competitor. Ted Kluck has a new book out about RG3 titled Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer. Check it out if you haven’t already. Also, another trailer for the documentary is below.


  • Lynn Burgess

    Does anyone know with certainty, did Robert and Rebecca live together in the D.C. area before they were married?

    The press made it sound like they did and I kept watching for something that said they didn’t and no luck.

  • Lynn Burgess

    I read this Amazon review of Ted Kluck’s new book on RGIII and it expresses well my concerns about Robert. He clearly is a great guy, one that America needs, but I have never seen or read anything that points to his being genuinely born again… but I would be most glad to hear otherwise.

    By BDempsey – This review is from: Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer (Hardcover)

    As I try to do with all my reviews, let me begin this one by giving full disclosure. I love the Washington Redskins. When they drafted RG3 I rejoiced. I read the articles and listened to the debates about how a running quarterback would never win long term in the NFL. I didn’t care. For a fan base long starved of meaningful football, the kid out of Baylor brought hope that we hadn’t felt in a long time.

    When I read Ted Kluck’s book, I came away with a sense of enjoyment as I got to relive the rookie’s first NFL season. But I also felt a bit of a let down. I didn’t feel the book contributed anything to my understanding of who Robert Griffin III was. I had read most of the articles cited, watched most of the games, and heard most of the debates about Griffin’s chances in the NFL. I picked up the book hoping to get an inside glimpse into the faith of this young athlete, but was disappointed.

    There was a reference to the importance of faith in his life, and a short section on Griffin’s church choice while at college (as well as the fact that he grew up attending charismatic leaning churches), but very little about Griffin’s personal faith. Baylor is a Christian school only in the most generous sense of the term, and growing up in a home in which faith is important can mean just about anything, especially as Kluck records Griffin uttering an expletive during a game. Is Griffin a born-again Christian? That question, really the only one that counts in this life, goes unanswered in the book.

    So, while it is a very interesting and fairly well written account of RG3’s first year in the NFL, the book fails to deliver in a key area for a work targeted towards a Christian audience by a Christian publisher.

    • Daryl Little

      I know nothing about RGIII other than football stuff, but I did feel thatit’s worth noting that if “uttering an expletive” on the field of play calls one’s faith into question…well then I’d have to conclude that any guy who has ever played a sport, any sport, needs to have his faith questioned.
      I know nothing about the faith or non-faith of RGIII, but I think I’ve just learned a little bit about yours…

      • Lynn Burgess

        Oh Daryl: How often we are guilty of that which we judge others of… that old splinter and beam thing…

        Read my own words instead of pulling one phrase from a large quote I copied and trying to make that my point, which it is not.

        “I have never seen or read anything that points to his being genuinely born again… but I would be most glad to hear otherwise.” That is the sum of my post.

        That also is the main point of the quote of another that I used. The book does not answer the question.

        • Daryl Little


          Sorry, I didn’t see that you copied any large quote. The are no quotation marks to indicate that you did.

          Still, your larger point (Is RGIII a believer?) seemed to be based on two things, whether or not he lived with his girlfriend before they were married, and the bit about the expletive.

          Often what is said in the details, is as significant as the larger point.

          And…splinter and beam? Not sure how that relates. It remains that an expletive uttered during a sporting event is neither noteworthy or uncommon among believers and unbelievers alike. And suggesting that it is something that bears on the believability of someone’s profession of faith says an awful lot about the person making the claim.

          For my part, I just hope that RGIII doesn’t become the next Tebow or Jeremy Lin in the eyes of the media or of the church.

          We look for too much and expect too much and are too sad too easily when a man turns out to be…a man.

          • Lynn Burgess

            “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (I Cor. 6:9-11).

      • Lynn Burgess

        This is what I would NOT want to read or see…

        Posted August 13, 2013

        RGIII says window is now for gay players to come out

        “I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window. My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own,” he said to GQ. “You do what you want to do. If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery—or any of those other sins that are in the Bible—those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way.”

        • Daryl Little

          Totally agree.

          It’s an odd statement really. So much wrong with it, so much right with it.

          In fact, I could probably live with most of it except for that one phrase “If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin”.

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