If you’re a fan of his show, Man vs. Wild, you’ve undoubtedly seen him sign the cross before parachuting out of a helicopter - or some other great leap of faith. I’ve searched the web, too, seeking to satisfy my curiosity and, other than discovering a humorous debate on a Catholic message board regarding his “backwards” signing, I’ve come up empty handed.
Last week I wrote to “Team Bear” who fields questions from his fans, but have yet to receive a response. I did find a little about at least one of his religious affiliations, Holy Trinity Brompton and the Alpha Course. Apparently Bear, along with his lovely wife, Shara, have completed the Alpha Course; in this interview of Bear by Nicky Gumbel you can learn a little about the course as well as his views on life & faith.
As contrary as it seems here, I really don’t spend a lot of energy peering into the lives of the famous ...unless their lives shine forth an uncommon humility & willingness to proclaim Christ. My list is short:
Kudos to you who swim against the stream; may God continue to bless your journey.