St. Tebow’s Fire

John Parr, who originally wrote and recorded St. Elmo’s fire (which is almost an anthem to some of us of a certain age, ahem), explains to NPR why he re-wrote it for Tebow:

NPR:Are you a fan of Tim Tebow and the Broncos?

PARR: I’m a fan, generally, of him. I mean, it’s funny. I’ve not seen many Broncos games. I’m definitely a Tim Tebow fan because of two things. I think he’s a complete maverick, and he believes in something. I mean, everybody doesn’t share his religious belief, but I think we live in a world where people have lost faith in anything. And I just like it that here is a man that believes in something, his teammates believe in him. And it just inspired me.

He is definitely an inspiring kid. He’s serious about doing good in the world. If you go to The Tim Tebow Foundation website you get to see his focus on helping sick and hurting kids near and far. This month is when his foundation and CURE break ground for a new charity children’s hospital in Davao, Philippines, where he was born and where his parent’s ministry is.

This is why he’s on fire. It’s not because he’s a good quarterback, or an underdog, or showy about his religion. It’s because we, the public, are parched for sincerity and goodness and he just brims with it. I care nothing about football but I hope he has a great year.

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15 Responses to St. Tebow’s Fire

  1. votermom says:

    The more obama-ed the USA gets, the more Americans start tebowing.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    I always liked this John Paar song better:

  3. myiq2xu says:

    If Timmy wins again tomorrow I’m going to church on Sunday.

  4. yttik says:

    I don”t get all the controversy. Some pundits were being downright nasty towards Tebow.

    I do think “we, the public, are parched for sincerity and goodness.” Dirty laundry sells. Crime sells, celebrities being brought down, sells. Somebody not getting into trouble, somebody succeeding, is viewed with suspicion. They’re practically labeled weird and we treat them a bit like freaks. That’s not reality, but it’s the reality that the media has sold us.

  5. Susan says:

    I don’t watch football so I don’t know what pundits are saying about Tebow. I’m glad to hear that he’s actually directing some of his time and money toward truly good causes.

    But I’m a Christian who shudders a little every time Tebow goes into his routine. He’s prancing. God doesn’t care who wins the football game.

  6. westcoaster says:

    Jimmy Fallon as TeBowie:

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