Photo: Thomas Lake '01 with his wife, Sara (Baker) '01, and their daughter, Juniper.
"It may surprise you to learn the finest young sportswriter—perhaps the finest young writer period—in America is a Christian. It's true: Thomas Lake, all of 31 years of age and currently a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts."
So begins a recent article by Owen Strachan in the Gospel Coalition blog.
"I recently conducted an appropriately long-form interview with this expert writer," says Strachan. "Those who enjoy writing and examples of exceptional cultural engagement by Christians (recorded in books like Faith in the Halls of Power by Gordon College President D. Michael Lindsay) will profit from Lake's commentary. During an exhilarating hour and a half, we covered many things: Lake's winding background, what it's like to work at the country's premier sports magazine, and how pastors can best preach the ultimate story."