Are We Witnessing a Writing Resurgence in Evangelicalism?

What’s up with Christian fiction? We had a fantastic burst of production in the mid-twentieth century. Some good works have come out since then. But for many years, we waited for another Lewis or Tolkien to no avail. There are signs of stirring in the evangelical movement. We’re young, restless, and writing. N. D. Wilson has [Read More...]

Collin Klein Kissed for the First Time on His Wedding Day

My favorite sportswriter, Thomas Lake, just published a fun story on Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein.  Klein professes to be a Christian and seems to have a strong testimony (and unfortunately appears to have been bitten by the SI cover jinx–go Baylor Bears!). The article is written in a different format than the long-form style [Read More...]

The Finest Young Writer in America: Thomas Lake

Just posted a new piece at the Gospel Coalition on Sports Illustrated sportswriter Thomas Lake: It may surprise you to learn the finest young sportswriter—perhaps the finest young writer period—in America is a Christian. It’s true: Thomas Lake, all of 31 years of age and currently a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts. [Read More...]

The Power of Forgiveness & the NFL Star Who Almost Killed His Son

I want you to know that as I am writing this, I am burning.  I have read this spellbinding, hard-to-read essay from Thomas Lake of Sports Illustrated about how a famous football player named Rae Carruth killed his baby’s mother, Cherica Adams. I have watched the video above which shows you the people involved (HT: JT). [Read More...]

The Kid with a Big Heart: Elegy for a Fallen Basketball Star

Thomas Lake is the finest young sportswriter in America.  Working for Sports Illustrated, he writes long-form journalism pieces that transcend reporting and cross firmly over into beautiful, profound prose.  He recently published a piece entitled “The Legacy of Wes Leonard.”  The story (featured in an issue with Jeremy Lin on the cover) follows a young Michigan basketball [Read More...]

The Cornerback Who Was Killed, the SI Writer Who Is a Gordon Grad

Do you read long-form journalism?  You should.  There’s pressure today to make journalism short, to squeeze all such writing into bullet points and text boxes.  Surely there’s a place for that.  But there’s a massive place for journalists who take on a big story and tell it at length with great skill. Thomas Lake is [Read More...]


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