Basketball Classic: Jeremy Lin Destroying John Wall

If you come within 5000 yards of this blog on any kind of semi-occasional basis, you know I am a Jeremy Lin fan, both for his faith and his stellar basketball skills.  The video above shows you the talent that almost never was expressed on an NBA court–in a game in which Lin technically should [Read More...]

Saturday Awesomeness: A Gerald Green Dunk

It’s good to see Gerald Green, a former draft pick of my Boston Celtics, back in the league and flying high.  On this dunk, his head was above the rim. [Read more...]

New Book on Jeremy Lin by Ted Kluck

Got an email informing me of this new eBook from one of evangelicalism’s wittiest spiritual writers, Ted Kluck.  It’s on the meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin (who’s doing quite well, thank you). Here is the table of contents: Introduction: An Open Letter to the Reader: What Does All of This Say About Us? Chapter 1: [Read More...]

Linsanity and Asian American Christian Identity: Carl Park of TEDS Reflects

My friend Carl Park (PhD student in New Testament at TEDS) just wrote a piece on Jeremy Lin (who led the Knicks to win number seven in a row last night) and Asian-American Christian identity at the Gospel Coalition.  It’s a thoughtful and elegant essay, and I commend it to you: “Linsanity and Asian American [Read More...]

Dancing in Minefields, Salvation Through Judgment, and the Immortal “Dad Life” Video

Check out a new video from the new Andrew Petersen album: “Dancing in the Minefields.”  Love the song, and especially the backing chorus.  (HT:JT) ************** Have you heard about the new biblical theology by Jim Hamilton coming in November?  It looks like necessary reading.  Hamilton works book by book through the Bible examining the theme [Read More...]

The Celtics, the Lakers, and Some Thoughts on the State of the NBA and its Narcissistic Stars

Tonight at 9:30pm, the Celtics and Lakers begin competition for the NBA championship. For those who don’t know, this is a renaissance of basketball, one that hearkens back some two decades to the glory days of the NBA, when Larry Bird worked his Hoosier magic and Magic Johnson (an overrated player–but then again, I am [Read More...]

What It’s Like to Play in the NBA D-League (or at Least the D-League Tryouts)

Just read a pretty funny article about one writer’s bid to make the NBA’s Developmental League. “Me Got Game”, by Davy Rothbart, is a funny and revealing look about what it’s actually like to try and make a high-level professional basketball team. You’ll want to watch for bad language in the piece, but if you [Read More...]

Wimps, Goofballs, and Thugs: Deconstructing Contemporary Masculine Stereotypes with Salvo Magazine

Note: this piece is cross-posted today at CBMW’s GenderBlog. A recent Salvo Magazine piece by S. T. Karnick, “Girly Men: The Media’s Attack on Masculinity“, lays out three stereotypical masculine images found in contemporary culture. Here’s Karnick’s distillation of the roles currently available to men in American society: “(T)he war against boys seems to have [Read More...]


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