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Giving Thanks For … Tim Tebow?

Posted by | Saturday, November 27, 2010 | 11:46 am CT

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Guest: Mike Yorkey, Author, “Playing With Purpose”

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” I Thessalonians 5:18

When you think of Thanksgiving, what do you think of? The Pilgrims? Family gatherings? Turkey and all the trimmings?

In 2010 America, these traditions are being supplemented with a new one — football. On Thanksgiving Day, millions of Americans gathered around the television to watch three National Football League (NFL) games and will do so again over the weekend for the full slate of NFL games. Like it or not, NFL football has become as much a part of Thanksgiving as … “Black Friday” shopping the day after.

There are three first-year quarterbacks in the NFL that you should know about, even if you don’t watch or like football because they are poised to do what most athletes do not — make a positive impact on our culture. They are Tim Tebow (Denver Broncos), Colt McCoy (Cleveland Browns), and Sam Bradford (St. Louis Rams). By all accounts, all three are more than “Thank you Jesus for winning this game” type of Christians, but rather are deeply committed followers of Jesus Christ.

Mike Yorkey, author of over 70 books and our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview, has just written a new book about these three young men entitled “Playing with Purpose”. It profiles how they were raised and how their faith sets them apart. We will ask how parents should balance using these three as role models while realizing they are but men.

Additional Resources:
Interview with Dr. Varner while guest hosting for the Janet Mefford Show

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