Christian perfectionism

Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect game last Saturday against the Seattle Mariners:  no hits, no runs, no walks.  He was only the 21st person in baseball history to achieve that feat.  It turns out that Humber is an outspoken Christian, like Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin.  See WORLDmag.com | Perfection | J.C. Derrick | Apr 21, 12.

 

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Kirk

    But wait, I thought we established that you couldn’t be a Christian and a professional athlete because winning and stuff.

  • Kirk

    But wait, I thought we established that you couldn’t be a Christian and a professional athlete because winning and stuff.

  • SKPeterson

    Unless you pitch a perfect game after going through many trials such that your achievement is a perfect metaphor for the victorious Christian life. Like it has been since the beginning, sometimes you get fed to the lions and sometimes you blank the Mariners.

  • SKPeterson

    Unless you pitch a perfect game after going through many trials such that your achievement is a perfect metaphor for the victorious Christian life. Like it has been since the beginning, sometimes you get fed to the lions and sometimes you blank the Mariners.

  • Dr. Luther in the 21st Century

    Yeah well, he caused others to stumble… Members of my congregation were late to the Divine Service that evening because they wanted to see the end of the game.

  • Dr. Luther in the 21st Century

    Yeah well, he caused others to stumble… Members of my congregation were late to the Divine Service that evening because they wanted to see the end of the game.

  • Dr. Luther in the 21st Century

    Weird, it edited out my emoticon. Please do not take my previous comment too seriously.

  • Dr. Luther in the 21st Century

    Weird, it edited out my emoticon. Please do not take my previous comment too seriously.

  • http://Www.Toddstadler.com tODD

    Though there’s not a lot of love lost between me and my alma mater’s athletics department, I do feel I should mention that Humber’s a Rice alumnus.

  • http://Www.Toddstadler.com tODD

    Though there’s not a lot of love lost between me and my alma mater’s athletics department, I do feel I should mention that Humber’s a Rice alumnus.

  • DonS

    Cool!

  • DonS

    Cool!

  • Truth Unites… and Divides

    Lutheran Culture Warrior Dr. Gene Veith: “It turns out that Humber is an outspoken Christian, like Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin.”

    Praise God.

  • Truth Unites… and Divides

    Lutheran Culture Warrior Dr. Gene Veith: “It turns out that Humber is an outspoken Christian, like Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin.”

    Praise God.

  • Richard

    From Whom all blessings flow, TUAD.

  • Richard

    From Whom all blessings flow, TUAD.