Thomas Lake is a Sports Illustrated senior writer. A recent Gospel Coalition article on him began, “It may surprise you to learn the finest young sportswriter — perhaps the finest young writer period — in America is a Christian.”
Your mom and your dad, a pastor, homeschooled you and your five siblings — how did that prepare you for your job as a writer? It was pretty free-form. A lot of going to the library — the whole pack of us in the station wagon — and we would check out 40 or 50 books at a time and sit around reading them.
We had lesson plans for learning math and all that, but a lot of it was pursuing our intellectual curiosity, and that’s what I get paid to do: Think of something I’m curious about, and go find out the rest of the story. It’s a privilege to be able to do that.
[Read the rest of the interview at WorldMag.com.]