Five Years at Patheos

5-years

Patheos is celebrating its fifth anniversary today (Monday), which has seen an outbreak of nostalgia and warm feelings across the site — and especially from those of us who have been with it from the beginning. I had the great joy of joining the Patheos team well before the site went live in May of [Read More...]

The Warrior-Christian: Jeremy Lin, Tim Tebow, and Kevin James!

Kevin James, Mark DellaGrotte, and Bas Rutten (background)

At the height of the Jeremy Lin euphoria last winter, political columnist David Brooks delivered in The New York Times a reflection on faith and sports and a powerful argument for why he should remain a political columnist.  Jeremy Lin is an Asian-American Harvard graduate playing in the NBA, but his “biggest anomaly,” Brooks suggested, is that [Read More...]

Gabby Douglas, Jeremy Lin, and the God of Parking Spots

Gabrielle Douglas

My friend David French posts at French Revolution about journalistic snark directed toward Gabby Douglas and her professions of faith in the midst of her dazzling Olympic gold-medal-winning performance in the all-around at the London Games.  Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon wrote: As a Christian myself (albeit one of those really freaky papist kinds), I’ve often wondered what [Read More...]

The Many Secrets of Dominique Moceanu

Dominique Moceanu

I first met Dominique Moceanu when we traveled together to the Junior Pan American Games in 1992 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.  I was fifteen and had recently won my first junior national all-around title.  We had originally been bound for Rio de Janeiro, but the organizers made some planning errors and moved us to Sao [Read More...]

America’s New Fab Five: Olympic Gymnasts Triumphant

American Team Final

If you don’t want to hear the results of the Olympic team finals competition for the women, then stop reading immediately.  My gymnasto-geekery continues as I want to report on the results from the London Olympic Games. Here’s how it went down. The American and Russian teams — favored, in some order, to go #1 [Read More...]


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