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 Research on Religion Podcast

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.”

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

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

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 had criticized Douglas, the newly crowned all-around Olympic champion, for what one writer has called a facile faith [Read More…]