Around the Town: Weekly Round Up
Jeremy Lin is the newest feel good story in sports. Lin, a point guard for the New York Knicks, is also a Christian. Is Lin the Tim Tebow of basketball? Carl Park from the Gospel Coalition shares his thoughts about Lin’s Christianity. Here is a similar post by Timothy Gombis. Additionally, here is an opinion piece by David Brooks from The New York Times.
Ben Witherington offers a critique of John Piper’s recent statements that God gave Christianity a ‘masculine feel.’ Read it here.
NT Scholar R. T. France has recently passed away. I must say, his commentary on Mark is my absolute favorite.
Nijay Gupta has recently updated the layout of his blog and it looks good. Check it out!
News From My Hometown: Las Vegas
When I went home to Las Vegas for Christmas I made sure that I that I was able to go to Heart Attack Grill with my Dad and little brother for some ridiculously unhealthy burgers and fries. It was a delicious time. See my huge “triple bypass” burger (yes, they dress you up like patients):
We were also fortunate enough to meet the owner. He told us that originally he wanted to make a gym for people to exercise and get healthy, but he said honestly and bluntly, “I was sick of lying to people.” Every time someone asked him if he could make him look like Arnold Schwarzenegger with spectacular abs he knew that everything he said affirmatively was a lie. So instead he went the opposite direction and opened the most unhealthy restaurant of all time. Well, this week someone suffered a heart attack at the infamous establishment. No joke: read it here. The irony is too perfect. But was it the burger’s fault? People are actually starting to request that the place gets shut down, but heart attacks are based on so many other life choices than a single burger. What are your thoughts?