Tim Tebow: OK to be outspoken about faith

Posted by Sam Hailes  ·  Be the first to comment

NFL superstar Tim Tebow addressed 15,000 people at Texas based Celebration Church's Easter service on Sunday.

Copyright Open Sports (creative commons)

The New York Jets backup quarterback inspired one of this year's biggest memes: Tebowing, the action of dropping to one knee in prayer. 

During his 20 minute interview at the Georgetown based church, Tebow said: “My biggest prayer is to kind of make that cool again, for a high school kid to get on a knee and pray and it’s not something that’s unique or different and that it’s OK to be outspoken about your faith."

Celebration church had pulled together more than 1,200 volunteers to help facilitate the open air service. Pastor Joe Champion said:  “Obviously it’s our Super Bowl...Easter is the resurrection of Christ in which we celebrate in our faith.”

But the Pastor was keen to tell reporters that the event would not be about celebrity. "There will be the sacredness of Easter. It's not a Tim Tebow show. There's really only one celebrity that we are going to honour and highlight."

Though professional athletes have often publicly professed their faith, according to Time Magazine's Newsfeed, Tebow is the first active player to preach at an Easter Sunday sermon.

Tebow has quickly risen to be one of America's most well known and talked about Christians. He is well known for his desire to share his faith and supports more than 40 evangelists working in his home country of the Philippines.

11th April

April 11th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Thumbs Down0
Thumbs Up0

Did you find this article useful?

0 Visitor Comments

Join in the Eden community and comment on this article

Leave A Comment

Leave your comments or suggestions in regards to this article.

Most Popular Articles
The Chronicles of Brother Series - Wendy Alec
Posted on Friday 22nd of June
Trailblazers: Christian Biographies for Children
Posted on Thursday 21st of June
Gifts for Graduation
Posted on Wednesday 20th of June
Long Story Short by Andy Frost - Review
Posted on Wednesday 20th of June
Date for your diary – World Book Day 2019
Posted on Tuesday 19th of June
The Chronicles of Brother Series - Wendy Alec
Posted on Friday 22nd of June
Trailblazers: Christian Biographies for Children
Posted on Thursday 21st of June
Gifts for Graduation
Posted on Wednesday 20th of June
Long Story Short by Andy Frost - Review
Posted on Wednesday 20th of June
Date for your diary – World Book Day 2019
Posted on Tuesday 19th of June
When is Good Friday 2018?
Posted on Wednesday 28th of February
When is Palm Sunday?
Posted on Thursday 1st of February
The Ultimate Guide To.... Classic Christian Books
Posted on Saturday 15th of April
What Are Eden Bundles?
Posted on Friday 11th of November

Updates from the live @Edencouk twitter feed!

Twitter Seperator
Don't forget to follow us @edencouk
Recent Article Comments
No Comments.

Nia Wright has made 0 posts.

34 useful comments

A Reader has made 2 posts.

27 useful comments

Les Ellison has made 50 posts.

10 useful comments

Lyn Myers has made 5 posts.

8 useful comments

Ian Matthews has made 8 posts.

8 useful comments

Last updated: 17705 days, 8 hrs, 40 mins ago