Tony Dungy lives out Colossians 3:17

Colossians 3:17

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father

Tony Dungy’s “whatever” is to coach the Indianapolis Colts, who in case you missed it, won the Super Bowl tonight. They bested the gritty Chicago Bears 29-17 on a rainy Miami night.

Mr. Dungy is a devoted follower of Christ who unashamedly thanks God in very public forums. I know a lot of famous people do that but this man apparently lives it as well. To be an NFL coach who does not curse or belittle his players requires a special person. A person who is committed to following the Lord Jesus and doing “whatever” in His Name.

Coach Dungy’s son committed suicide last year and through it all Mr. Dungy remained steadfast that God had a plan within this tragic event. His courage in dealing with unspeakable loss inspired others who also lost their children.

Congratulations Coach for reaching the pinnacle of your profession and reminding those of us who’ve never met you, that it really is all about God.

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3 Responses to Tony Dungy lives out Colossians 3:17

  1. neilaquino says:

    It does seem that Coach Dungy is a very sincere person. However, I’m waiting to see if Mr. Dungy talks about the poor health conditions suffered by ex-NFL players and the shoddy after-career care these players get from both the NFL and the players union.

    Or what about the huge amounts taxpayer funds that go to build Nero-like NFL stadiums while basic human needs go unmet. Coach Dungy should know all about this issue as we works for the Irsay family that pulled out of Baltimore in the dead of night.

    I don’t see Coach Dungy as a hypocrite. He appears to be the real thing to the extent I have the ability to judge another person. But I do wish that his faith included these types of questions.

  2. Laz says:

    Well Dungy himself is an ex-player and he has done rather well for himself.

    I heard about this ex-player issue. I think Deacon Jones boycotted the Super Bowl in protest.

  3. Kenneth Parish says:

    I am a State of California Chaplain and have been since 1987. I want to congratulate you and thank the Lord for giving you the strength to stand because you know that when God is for you, who can be against you. I live in Paso Robles, Ca where the African American population is less than 4%. I have a commercial lot that I would like to sell to have a Martin Luther King Jr. community center built by someone with the means to buy, build and our team, Center of Hope Commission, could manage it. If you can help us, or have other resources, please email me. I was lead, by the Spirit of the Lord, to email you on this important matter. Galatians 6:9
    My phone number is (805)674-3394. Blessings to you.

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