Monday Morning Press 6.13

Reliability of the Gospels. Justin Taylor posts a Dr. Peter Williams (Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen) lecture, which offers new evidence that the canonical Gospels are based on eyewitness accounts.

The Ideal Game. The New York Mets have started winning some games of late, including a neat little 2-1 affair against the Brewers last week. Jason Fry of Faith and Fear in Flushing thinks it would have been a fan’s ideal first game, calling it a “pocket-sized classic,” replete with excellent starting pitching, spectacular defense, a moonshot home run, a go-ahead triple, and tidy bullpen work.

Athletes and Self-Awareness. Tim Gombis (who until recently was a professor of Bible at Cedarville University* and is now moving to teach New Testament at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary) reflects on Tiger Woods’ faulty self-perception and how it relates to us — though I suspect Tiger has a bit more left than Michael Jordan did with the Wizards.

*my school, er, alma mater I guess. weird.

The Incredible Shrinking Man. Joe Posnanski wonders what many sports fans — despite their ostensible glee about the Heat losing — also wonder: what was with LeBron James last night?

Incredible video of an ibex fight from BBC’s Planet Earth series:

(HT: Todd Bolen)

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