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...]

What is Gymnastics? About Gymnastics and Why it’s the Greatest Olympic Sport

Gymnasts are such wimps.

What is gymnastics?  Even those who watch the Olympic gymnastics competition every four years may possess little appreciation for the intricacies of the sport.  As you’re watching the women’s gymnastics competition tonight at the London Olympics, here are some points to bear in mind. A Brief History: From Naked Gymnasts to the Swinging Rings Gymnastics [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...]


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