Ray Hacke

Ray Hacke is a graduate of the WJI Mid-Career Course.

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Star for the East

Sports | Jeremy Lin strives to be a light to the people of China
by Ray Hacke
Posted 2/14/19, 03:30 pm

It’s been seven years since NBA guard Jeremy Lin rocketed to stardom. Seeing his first action as a starter for the New York Knicks, Lin promptly erupted for an average of 24.4 points per game as New York won seven straight in February 2012. That span included a 38-point performance against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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More equal than others

Sports | NCAA shows LGBTQ favoritism with crowdfunding decision 
by Ray Hacke
Posted 1/17/19, 04:15 pm

The NCAA has gone out of its way to prove itself LGBTQ-friendly in recent years.

Big-time college sports’ governing body clashed with the government of Indiana, where its headquarters are located, in 2014 over a law aimed at protecting religious business owners. The organization also pulled several championship events out of North Carolina two years later due to that state’s since-repealed “bathroom bill,” which required people to use restrooms associated with their biological sex.

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Faith without sight

Sports | Blindness hasn’t stopped Jake Olson from achieving football dreams and inspiring others
by Ray Hacke
Posted 11/07/18, 03:32 pm

Facing the loss of an eye to cancer for the second time—and mentally preparing to go through life blind—young Jake Olson turned to God in prayer. Olson, now 21, believes God responded by giving him a sense of strength and peace and encouragement to wait and see what He had in store for him.

“Obviously,” Olson says, “it’s been something pretty special.”

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