Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Coaching Cinderella: Meet Oral Roberts’s Paul Mills


This year’s favorite March Madness underdog is a Christian college in Tulsa, Oklahoma, named for Pentecostal evangelist Oral Roberts. But while Roberts preached prosperity theology, the coach leading his school’s winning basketball team does not.

Head coach Paul Mills tweets Spurgeon quotes, has a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and says that hearing the Bible misused—especially in sports, where winning is often connected to God’s blessings—makes him “go bonkers.”

TGC asked him about Big God theology, growing up poor, why he took a job at Baylor months after one player murdered another, and more.

Read the entire article by Sarah Zylstra at The Gospel Coalition here.

Picture used by permission from Pixabay.

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