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Meet the "God Squad" - the brains behind "Faith, Food, Friday." They're running with the contrarian notion that maybe we should be talking about the challenging issues that surround faith in America after all? With faith (or lack thereof) used too often as a political tool, the public square could probably stand a change of pace. Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, bring an open mind, an open heart (and an appetite) for what we hope will be a continuing conversation that defies the biases we seem to have against each other. Every program will include a changing cast of characters to spark the discussion, from leaders in the faith community to scientists, to secularists, to - who knows - maybe you. We hope you'll join us as we explore what happens when we cross each others' thresholds and break a little bread together.
Don't miss the Superbowl Special edition of "Faith, Food, Friday" as we explore the blazing hot topic of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's public displays of his faith on the football field, otherwise known as "Tebowing". The former Florida Gator star has found himself the center of a unique national discussion, as speculation on his talent and career - combined with his evangelism - has inspired much editorial ink and many a water cooler conversation. Just what is our fascination with Tim Tebow about and what does it mean about us? Are there larger lessons about the place of faith in our public life?
First Baptist Church downtown, 108 W. College Avenue (enter from either the Adams Street or Duval Street Welcome Center entrance)
This event is free and open to the public; there is no charge to attend. A hot lunch is available (menu below) for $8 if you RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the event, $10 after Tuesday and at the door. All meals are paid for at the door, cash or check.
Super Bowl loaded baked potato bar: Chili-with meat or vegetarian, baked potato, sautéed peppers, onions, and mushrooms, steamed broccoli, cheddar sauce, butter, sour cream, bacon crumbles
Green salad with choice of dressings
Ultimate brownie footballs.
Directions: Enter First Baptist Church (108 W. College Avenue) from either main Adams Street or main Duval Street entrance. Go downstairs and you will see the check-in table in front of the Fellowship Hall. If you're early, you might need to ask to be buzzed in.
Parking Directions: Parking available on-site off of Duval Street (opposite Ron Sachs Communications). You may also park in metered spaces on Park Avenue or Adams or at Kleman Plaza.
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