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Civil Religion | Colin Kaepernick | football | national anthem | NFL | Robert Bellah | Sports | Tim Tebow

Taking a Knee as Critical Civil Religion

What happens when we compare Colin Kaepernick to Tim Tebow? Here we have two professional football players “taking a knee” not for a coach’s huddle but to express personal convictions outside the boundaries of their sport. I understand how much th...

January 5, 2017

Civil Religion | Colin Kaepernick | national anthem | NFL | Sports

Refusing to Stand: Can America's Civil Religion Tolerate Dissent?

Even people who do not follow the National Football League likely have heard of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem before games this season. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a fl...

September 22, 2016