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

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…]

The Greatness of Jeremy Lin

This is pure Jeremy Lin — the goofy sense of humor, the pure love for the game, the good-natured appreciation for the fans.  This is why I really like the guy: As most readers of this blog will know, I wrote a book on Jeremy, his journey and his faith.  Hopefully the Taiwanese version is [Read More…]

More Reasons We Cannot Call Phelps the Greatest Olympian Ever

Comparing Olympic athletes across different sports is a tricky and subjective business — because not all gold medals are equal. Determining the greatest Olympian ever is not as simple as asking who won the most golds. [Read more…]

Is Michael Phelps Really the Greatest Olympian Ever?

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in he modern incarnation of the Olympic Games. But is he the “greatest Olympian” ever? It’s partly a question of definitions, but I would argue that he is not. [Read more…]

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

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…]