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Friday, February 17, 2012

Lin-sanity and Christianity

I don't always agree with David Brooks but sometimes, though he's Jewish, he gets the Christian thing better than we do. Today he has a column about the conflict between sports values and Christian values. In the second half, when he starts quoting a rabbi, it's less persuasive to me, but what Brooks himself has to say is right on target and worthy of serious reflection in our sports-crazed American culture.

A couple of Sundays ago, I noticed that the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church was having a sermon entitled "To Tebow, or Not to Tebow?" Wow, we Episcopalians have a lot to learn about sermon titles. I'm praying for these two young Christian athletes, that their witness might deepen and strengthen in the years to come.

Here's the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/opinion/brooks-the-jeremy-lin-problem.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper