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4 Outspoken Christians Land on Time Magazine’s ‘100 Next’ List for 2023

time The magazine’s annual “Next 100” list includes several outspoken Christians, including a prominent church co-pastor, an NFL star and an astronaut.

of time next 100 The list was created in 2019 to recognize “up-and-coming leaders in health, climate, business, sports, the arts and more,” according to the magazine. The list includes outspoken Christians, including NASA astronaut Victor J. Glover Jr., Potter’s House co-pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts, and NFL quarterback Jalen Hurts. , Major League star Ronald Acuña Jr. is on the list.

time The magazine tasked today’s leaders, such as Peyton Manning, with writing short articles to “pay homage” to future leaders.

Grover is part of the Artemis II crew scheduled to orbit the moon and return to Earth next year. time Glover pointed out that he is a former fighter pilot who served in the Iraq War. He once took the Bible and the Eucharist to the International Space Station.

“Glover will be the first person of color to walk on the moon, but its significance is not lost on him.” time Said.

Roberts and her husband, Toure Roberts, are co-pastor of Potter’s House in Los Angeles and associate pastor of Potter’s House in Dallas, which is led by her father, TD Jakes.

“Her lived experience of finding ways to use the grace of prayer to overcome personal pain and tragedy resonates deeply with so many.” Tyler Perry wrote about Roberts. “It has enabled her to connect with millions of other women through her incredible service and the Women Evolve Conference.” Proverbs 22:6 “Raise a child on the path he should follow, from which he will never depart, even when he is old.” This is all in Sarah’s DNA.”

Hurts, 25, led the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl last year after being drafted out of Oklahoma State in 2020. He was a standout for the Sooners and before that at Alabama. He often talks about his faith in interviews, and his Instagram profile reads, “I trust in God.”

“He is an example of how to approach the job,” Manning wrote about Hurts.

Acuña, an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, is a four-time All-Star. He is 25 years old and born in Venezuela. Like Hurts, Acuña often mentions his faith.

“He is a young player and I expect him to have multiple 40-40 seasons,” fellow major leaguer Miguel Cabrera wrote about Acuña. “I hope God keeps him healthy and he can get to 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. You know, I don’t want to be the only Venezuelan on that list.”

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Michael Faust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His story was published in Baptist Press. Christianity Today, Christian Poecent, of leaf chronicle, of toronto star and of knoxville news sentinel.

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