Tebow is a ‘man in motion’

In an “oh, no he didn’t” news item, there’s 80s balladeer John Parr reworking his 1985 hit “St. Elmo’s Fire” to pay tribute to Tim Tebow.

Parr told a Denver TV station that he is “inspired” by Tebow and wanted to recognize the Broncos’ QB.

I can’t add anything more to that.

From the best of the rest of the daily Tebow newsfeed comes this. Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan questions whether Tebow’s public praying is an appropriate Christ-like tribute, or merely hypocritical grandstanding.

After all, prayer is not supposed to be a public event, Sullivan writes. His weekend column continues to generate a buzz. Meanwhile, comeback Tim is off to New England to face the Patriots in round two of the NFL playoffs.

I’m pretty sure there will be a whole lot of Tebowing going on, win or lose.

In York religion news, Jerry Duncan has a creative idea for a commercial building he owns in North York. He says it is the perfect site for a “church incubator.”

His idea is to rent the 109 E. 8th Ave. building out to start-up congregations that do not have permanent homes. Duncan calls the building “Matthew 18:20” and said it is brick with about 3,000 square feet of space and up to five rooms.

The building housed a music business and recording studio in the past, Duncan said, so a decent sound system is in place. Also, a stage platform, chairs and tables will be available.

“I’ve heard of business incubators, but I’ve never heard of a church incubator,” he said. “I don’t know if it will work or not, but I feel motivated to try this and we’ll let God take it from there.”

The Bible verse Matthew 18:20 states: “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Duncan is familiar with the Actionchurch, which met for a time at Fat Daddy’s Night Club and now meets at Frank Theatres in York Township.

“It sort of got me thinking that there are probably a lot of small churches like the Actionchurch that could benefit from a turnkey location,” he said.

Duncan said the rental rates will depend on the response he gets. He can be reached at 650-2007.

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About John Hilton

I grew up in Susquehanna County, Pa. and graduated Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism/political science in 1998. After working for nearly three years for a weekly paper in upstate New York, I came to southcentral Pennsylvania. I spent 13 years as a reporter and editor for The Sentinel in Carlisle and joined the York Daily Record as religion reporter in September 2011.
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