Jeremy Lin, point guard of the Houston Rockets, will be sharing a stage with Francis Chan to share his life testimony as an NBA player at a San Francisco evangelistic conference on Sept. 7, and will help answer the question, "What really matters in life?"
"Do you ever feel like you are just keeping up with various roles that society has labeled you with and are just going through the motions to keep up an image of an identity that isn't truly yours?" the organization, Identity Unleashed, writes on their site.
"We all have an identity, and now is time to unleash it," write the organizers, who are hoping the night can "empower and help participants to define the core of who they are and discover what their identity is in a positive light," according to The Gospel Herald.
In addition to Lin and Chan, Christian singer-songwriter Tyler Ward and duo Blackford Hill will be performing at the one-night free event.
"God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love," Chan wrote on the event's website.
Lin's big break came on the New York Knicks after a hot stretch of 25 games with the Knicks in 2010-2011 that saw him lead the team for a little while under coach Mike D'Antoni. However, he did not remain with the Knicks because they felt he was not worth the risk of his contract.
Success did not carry over as well in Houston after an incredibly slow start. He finished the season with 13.4 points per game and 6.1 assists, while Asik averaged 10.1 points per game and 11.7 rebounds.
"With all the media attention, all the love from fans, I felt I needed to prove myself. But I've surrendered that to God. I'm not in a battle with what everybody else thinks anymore," Lin wrote on Identity Unleashed.
Lin will be traveling to an evangelistic conference in Taipei, Taiwan in August to speak in front of 18,000 youth to give his testimony.