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Linsanity vs. Tebowmania

Stephen Prothero of Boston University compares and contrasts the way Jeremy Lin communicates his faith on and off the basketball court with the apporach of another evangelical sports celebrity Tim Tebow.

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Super Bowl distractions

I was one of “those preachers” who mentioned the Super Bowl during church today. (My blog is called One Step Closer: Religion and Popular Culture.

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Contrition: Paterno

The public nature of this last interview, frankly, made me uncomfortable–probably because I got more glimpse than I needed of someone else’s private demons. It felt like an over-share of grand proportions,…

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When Tebow bends to pray, whether or not he knows it, he’s saying that the religion of sports in America is not the one true God. And that, at least, is saying something.

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Tim Tebow: protestant saint?

Evangelical Protestants have historically opposed the idea of sainthood à la Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodoxy. A crowd of visual intermediaries, as the iconoclastic Protestant logic goes, could muddle the face of Jesus; the only image some Protestants will display in their homes and churches. But then there’s Tim Tebow…

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The dean will have the large, please

For the moment, it looks like Dean Streit will be the one ponying up for the jersey. His Bruins are down 0-2 in the series and need to win four out of the remaining five games in the series to bring home Lord Stanley’s famed Cup.

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