On the “Dad Moms” Phenomenon

Almost a year ago I blogged on the Tide “Dad Mom” commercial.  I had been watching Tim Tebow carve somebody up and buried myself in the New Yorker issue I was reading during breaks in the game.  Suddenly some dude pops up on the television and announces himself as a “dad mom.”  He had my full attention. [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...]

Jeremy Lin, The Basketball Star Nobody Wanted: A Gospel Coalition Essay

Just had a new theological essay posted over at the Gospel Coalition.  It’s entitled “The Basketball Star No One Wanted: Jeremy Lin’s Unlikely Triumph.” In it, I weave in my own experience with the game as I talk about what Lin’s success means for many.  In the end, I try to show that in Lin’s [Read More...]

He Wins Because of God: Essay on Tebow for The Atlantic

Tim Tebow is America’s most popular athlete.  Pretty incredible for a guy who was (un)hailed as the second coming of Ryan Leaf. A month ago, I wrote on Tebow and John Calvin for the Gospel Coalition.  Just today, The Atlantic has published an essay I wrote on Tebow.  It’s on how to assess what it means [Read More...]

Is Tim Tebow Succeeding Because of the “Hand of God?”

It seems to be Tim Tebow week here at the blog, though without any prior planning toward this goal on my part.  I wrote a piece on the Sunday night comments of NBC sportscaster Bob Costas that suggested that God does not “take a hand in the outcome of [football] games.” Readers of this blog [Read More...]

Serving the Least: Tim Tebow and the Brain-tumor Victim

I found this excerpt, from one of the 1,000 Tim Tebow journalism pieces on the web at present, quite powerful.  I’m not a Tebow zealot, nor am I a big fan of the unnecessary violence of football, but there’s no arguing with character like this: Mr. Tebow’s acts of goodwill have often been more intimate. [Read More...]

Sacrifice of the Fittest, Boys Being Girls, and Tim Tebow

Andrew Lisi just wrote an excellent piece on sacrifice from Leviticus.  I loved this paragraph: But as I was reading through today I came across Lev. 22:21 and immediately saw one of the countless threads rooted in that book of the Bible that’s woven throughout Scripture. In Leviticus the perfect animal sacrifice is called for. [Read More...]

The Link 7.24.09: Mark Driscoll’s Book, Tim Tebow’s Faith, and Martha’s Vineyard

1. Have you seen the new Sports Illustrated profile of University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow?  If not, here it is.  This guy seems to be the real deal.  An outspoken Christian who loves preaching the gospel.  Encouraging. 2. That street vendor selling hot dogs?  According to the NYT, he’s on Twitter.  3. For those of [Read More...]


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