Jewish Journal

Tebow to preach on Father’s Day at Chargers’ stadium

by Brad A. Greenberg

June 15, 2012 | 11:15 am

Half a year ago, Tim Tebow started for the San Diego Chargers’ bitter rival. Sunday he is delivering a Father’s Day sermon on the field at Qualcomm Stadium.

Tebow was invited to speak by Shadow Mountain Community Church, which relocated the service to Qualcomm after realizing that their church building was going to be a little too small for the crowd Tebow draws. Remember, as if anyone could forget, Tebow is Jesus Christ’s football star. “In Christianity, it’s the Pope and Tebow right now.”

The story from NBC Sports:

“If there’s anybody in our country today who illustrates what it means to live with passion and break the mold, and to rise above what everybody says are your limitations, it’s Tim Tebow,” Shadow Mountain spokesman David St. John told the North County Times. “He did that as a quarterback in Florida, he did that in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, and I certainly wouldn’t want to be in the camp that bets against him as he continues his career with the Jets. There are a lot of folks who will be sitting in the bleachers on Sunday who have been given the same kind of message — either, ‘You’re not talented enough’ or ‘You’re not capable of leading.’”

While I’m a Tebow fan and supporter, I don’t have quite the crush that my wife does and won’t be making the trip. Not even for my first Father’s Day as a new dad. On the other hand, if he was speaking at Qualcomm for Mother’s Day ...

(Hat tip: Sarah Pulliam Bailey)

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