When Jeremy Lin’s Life Was Poised on a Pivot

Over the next several days, I am going to publish the Introduction to Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity (available in paperback and Kindle editions) in installments. If you’re a follower of this blog, a friend, or a fan of Jeremy’s, or even if you just love an inspiring story of overcoming against impossible [Read More...]

Faith at Work in the Fields of Play, Part 1

In a post last week, I wrote: “Training the body is, or can be, a profound and necessary school for the spirit.”  I promised that I would flesh this out in later posts.  I want to begin that now. First, note the qualifier.  Training the body is or can be a profound and necessary school for the spirit. [Read More...]

Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin, and Why God Cares About Sports

Isn’t it degrading to suggest that God cares about sports?  Isn’t that anthropomorphizing?  Are we, like the ancient Greeks with their stories of gods who did all sorts of silly and petty and naughty things, really supposed to imagine that God dons a cheese-wedge upon his head and roots for the Packers? With war and [Read More...]

Write a Book About Jeremy Lin? That’s (L)insanity!

Some of you already know the reason why I haven’t posted to the blog in recent weeks.  An exciting opportunity dropped into my lap, and pursuing that opportunity has been exhausting, exhilarating, and edifying (alliteration unintentional). Here are the deets.  I was asked (through my agent) on February 15th about writing a book — on [Read More...]

Jeremy Lin and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

Sometimes compliments are the worst insults. In early 2010, back when he was a Harvard phenom, I had the privilege of interviewing NBA basketballer Jeremy Lin.  We were still building this crazy thing called Patheos, so I met Jeremy at his dorm and used a $150 HD camera.  I presented the interview in text form [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X