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ENTRY 1217 | January
readers weighed in on yesterday's
comments on Tim Tebow and his testimonies for Jesus through his
vocation, pro football quarterback. His rookie season ended last night
with a rout of his team, the Denver Broncos, by what the experts considered
a much stronger team, the Boston Patriots led by seasoned quarterback
Tom Brady. I for one hope there will be more Tim Tebow talk next football
season, but whatever happens, his first pro season won't be forgotten.
first reply came from Marion Butz, who forwarded an email with a photograph
that she said came from a friend in York.
Why is there only
one on the right hand side?
Makes you wonder
what has happened to our country, doesn't it?
two notes, one based on last night's Broncos-Patriots game and the
other inspired by today's church service. The first:
Dominic watches football
on his tv, and wanted me to see Tim Tebow. I watched last night
as Denver played New England, and did not see anything spectacular
with Tebow and the Bronco team. I do not believe that the Lord
takes sides in football games. But Tebow seems like a nice young
A man who went to
school with our daughter Jamie in San Jose became a fairly well
known player for the 49ers. That would be Brent Jones, who I
knew attended a local church and was involved in service there.
I do not believe it was generally known that Brent Jones was
a Christian, but since we knew his family we knew him to be
a Christian man. I know there are other Christian men on other
teams, probably on the Steelers too, but they do not receive
media attention, possibly because they are not as colorful as
Tim Tebow. Well
Tebow seems to be a very good football player, from what I have
My sister Mary went
to high school in Cleveland with a man who became a pro football
player, Tom Matte (who was born in Pittsburgh but grew up in
East Cleveland, and my sister and he were in the same home room
because they arranged home rooms alphabetically. I do not know
if Tom Matte was a Christian.
Well anyway, I think
Tim Tebow is a fine young man and Power To Him.
In the game I watched
yesterday, I did not see his team protecting Tim Tebow as the
Patriots protected [Tom] Brady, their quarterback.
The Lodi News
Sentinel featured an article on Tim Tebow by Ross Farrow/News-Sentinel
quarterback Tim Tebow's public proclamations of his Christian
faith during the Broncos' recent victories have created friends
and alienated others.
Some enjoy his
public devotion to God, some say it's a constitutional right,
and some maintain he should keep his thoughts to himself.
His tendency to crouch down on one knee and pray during games
is expected during today's National Football League playoff
game against the New England Patriots.
Here are some reactions
our pastor commented on Tim Tebow..His name is Steven Liparoto.
This was his comment, Steven Liparoto, Calvary Bible Church,
I don't follow
football or know about the players, but I have read about
Tim Tebow, his faith and the good work that he and others
along with him are accomplishing in the name of Jesus. I,
for one, am glad to see him use his public platform in such
a way as to truly honor the core values of biblical faith
faith, hope and love.
His apparent goal
to bring light into the dark places of tragedy, hurt, pain
and suffering is a redemptive strategy that we should emulate.
From what I can see from a distance, not knowing the man personally,
[Tebow] is one man whose heart for Christ and people models
the great commandment "You must love the Lord your
God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind"
(Matthew 24: 37-40). This is the first and greatest commandment.
A second is equally important: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based
on these two commandments.
Jesus' words ring
true in my ears as I consider Tim Tebow and reflect on his
public acknowledgment of his faith, which he seems to have
effectively found a way to live out for all the world to see.
Way to go, Tim.
I pray you remain faithful to your call.
Webmaster Jon Kennedy