23 August 2008

Congratulations

by Phil Johnson

eet Allyson Felix, a neighbor of mine. Her dad, Paul, teaches at The Master's Seminary. She won silver and gold medals in the Beijing Olympics this week.

Believe it or not, Allyson was actually a little disappointed with those results. But watch this short video-essay about her, and I think you'll see that Allyson herself is no disappointment:



Yes, she really is that good.

Phil

11 comments:

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing about Allyson, Phil. It's really a breath of fresh air to have secular media report about Christian athletes who are serious about their faith. Earlier this afternoon I saw an NBC segment on Eric Liddell, and I was so pleased that they talked not only about his refusing to run the 100m on Sabbath (true to his own personal convictions toward God's law), but they also talked about Liddell's devoted life after the 1924 Olympics, during which time he became a missionary to China and ended up dying in a Japanese internment camp just shortly before WWII ended. Mary Carillo's comment about Liddell at the end of the segment was especially telling. She said (paraphrasing from my not-so-photographic memory) that there are many who want be great and do great things, but Liddell wanted to be good and do good things. Now if THAT'S not good "marketing", I don't know what is. And these Christians weren't even trying! They were doing the things they were supposed to do!

Stan McCullars said...

Thanks for posting this. I'm happy to learn a little something about the runner with the pretty smile. Her smile really stood out as my wife and I were watching the events.

CR said...

Awesome..thanks for sharing!

candyinsierras said...

Wow. Great neighbors! What a wonderful testimony.

Timothy Wonil Lee said...

Hulu isn't available outside the US, if possible, could you post the video on another site like YouTube or Vimeo?

Rick Frueh said...

She is running the race with her eyes on THE prize!

Ethan said...

It's probably not the smartest idea to take extra drug tests. It only increases her chances of there being a false positive.

Arthur Sido said...

Running to bring glory to God, you don't hear that from many of the athletes at the Olympics.

Jono Mac said...

>It's probably not the smartest idea to take extra drug tests. It only increases her chances of there being a false positive.

While I wasn't able to watch the video, that simply isn't true. Yes, the chances increase of a false positive, but they're minute. All these 'false positives' come down to guilty athletes attempting to clear their name in the eyes of an ignorant public. Competing in Olympic weightlifting, my team mates and myself welcome extra testing as it further proves we are innocent.

Good on Allyson.

Jason said...

as a black believer, i'm always encouraged to see other black believers that have not fallen captive to the juanita bynums and td jakes of this world.

In saying this, i only seek to point out how much false teaching has ravaged the black community and conversely how rare it is to see black believers (let alone believers of any race) that are under sound doctrine.

Scottj said...

Is there any way that the clip can be shown from Youtube? The streaming source is not available in Canada (must've seemed like a good idea to a lawyer somewhere).

Scott Jacobsen