Why Football Is (or Can Be) Good for the Soul

faith-and-football

Mark Oppenheimer’s recent cover article on faith and football for Sports Illustrated is a sterling example of agenda journalism. Whether or not the author had an agenda when he accepted the assignment, he clearly had one by the time he started writing: not representing in a deep and nuanced way the faith lives of football players but [Read More...]

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

Kevin James, Mark DellaGrotte, and Bas Rutten (background)

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...]

Jeremy Lin is No Tim Tebow

At the end of last week, I published the first installment and the second installment in the Introduction to “Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity.”  Please consider whether anyone you know might enjoy receiving this book and hearing the story. * INTRODUCTION – THIRD INSTALLMENT * The objective of this book is to understand [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...]

Five Hot Links: Sketchy Cheeseburgers, Teblo-viation, and Hollywood Pedophilia

1.  Dead Accident Victim to be Sued for Flying Body Parts.  I think that pretty much covers it. 2.  A California nutritionist conducted an experiment by placing a McDonald’s cheeseburger out in the open for a full year.  What happened?  Nothing.  Adriana Velez has a funny reaction: The bun got a little stale but otherwise [Read More...]


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