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

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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 Research on Religion Podcast

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Many thanks to Anthony Gill, producer of the Research on Religion podcast, for an enjoyable conversation.  I had seen Dr Gill interview various Patheos authors, including folks like Bradley Wright and Thomas Kidd.  I accept that, as someone who left academia, I don’t quite fit fully as a “media” person and yet I no longer [Read More...]

Jeremy Lin: “I would scream like a little girl.”

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American media reported that Jeremy Lin shared his testimony during his recent visit to Taiwan, but I couldn’t find a link.  Today a friend, George Chong, sent me a link to a non-searchable video on YouTube that shows the testimony.  I think you’ll enjoy it. Skip to 1:05:26: Several things stand out to me: One [Read More...]

The Greatness of Jeremy Lin

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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...]

The Cosmic Pez Dispenser: More on Gabby Douglas, Jeremy Lin, and the Critics

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Having just returned from a family mini-vacation in the north Georgia mountains, I discovered that my post on “Gabby Douglas, Jeremy Lin, and the God of Parking Spots” had generated some conversation.  Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon.com had criticized Douglas, the newly crowned all-around Olympic champion, for what one writer has called a facile faith [Read More...]


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