Christian quarterback for the Denver Broncos Tim Tebow has taken a lot of flak for his faith. Players from other teams, as well as fans, have openly mocked and ridiculed Tebow’s Christian beliefs, and even media outlets have taken jabs at his faith. Still, Tebow has remained steadfast and has attracted the attention of fellow Christian Kurt Warner, a former quarterback for the New York Giants and St. Louis Rams, who has some advice for Tebow: "Tone down the public displays of your faith." Tebow is not ashamed of his faith. He began his postgame news conference Sunday by thanking his "Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ" and ended it with "God bless." He openly prays on the sidelines and even on the field when he has thrown a touchdown. Tebow is often seen taking a knee, either in prayers of gratitude or in anticipation of a play. In fact, he does it so often that newspapers and fans have given this gesture a name: “Tebowing.” Tebow has effectively used his position as a high-profile athlete to promote Christianity, and he stands out as one who is wholesome — even openly revealing to the media that he is a virgin — amongst other professional athletes who are often the subject of news stories for their bad behavior. He is one of the few positive role models in sports that gets significant media attention. Should he give that up and follow Warner’s advice to tone it down? The Bible says " "Whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven" 'Nuff said!
I woke up this morning freezing! As I do every morning, but this particular morning it was different! I cleared my eyes and pinched myself to make sure I wasn't having a nightmare. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I was actually sleeping outside, on the street. How did I get here? All I knew was that I had to get home before someone I knew saw me. I had no money... So I had no bus fare, no cell phone... so I couldn't call anyone. I began to walk home in confusion. What is going on? Have I gone completely nuts? After walking for what seemed like forever, I finally made it home. But when I stuck my key in the door, I noticed a slight problem. It didn't fit! What am I going to do now? As a light bulb came on in my head, I began to walk towards my garage. I remember thinking... "I'm gonna sit in my car and figure this out". That was until I realized my car was gone! Tears began to roll down my face uncontrollably. I began to question God! Why? Why are you doing this to me? As I cleared the tears from my eyes, I noticed a sign that I had never noticed before. It read " What Have You Thanked God For Lately?" What if you woke up today, with only the things you thanked God for last? Would it be everything or would it be nothing?
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I'm curious! What are your thoughts on churches promoting "safe" sex? Many churches have began working together in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV and other STD's as well as preventing teen pregnancies and abortions. A few churches have already began passing out condoms and providing free STD testing? But not everyone is happy about this! Concerned citizens fear that this behavior in the church can send the wrong message to it's congregation and youth. Some have even went as far as to say that this is just another way of consenting or promoting sex. What are your thoughts? Is the church way out of line for this?... Or have these issues gone untalked about for too long?