Jeremy Lin, while enrolled at Harvard University and playing for its basketball team, was co-leader of a Bible study group.
Lin was involved in a Bible study group run by the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Christian Fellowship, according to a 2010 interview with the online publication StudentSoul.org.
"I became a co-leader my junior year and I'm co-leading again this year. The group is a mix of believers and seekers," said Lin to StudentSoul.org. more >>
Overnight NBA sensation Jeremy Lin was recently asked by the Fuse network what he listened to for inspiration during games and the New York Knicks point guard mentioned Christian rapper Lecrae and Christian band Hillsong.
"An artist you got to check out is Lecrae," said Lin. "He's a Christian rapper. Just raps a lot about the Gospel. I really enjoy his lyrics as well so if you're a big lyrics guy he's a good fit for you."
Lin also stated that he likes to listen to Christian band Hillsong in order to mellow himself out during a game. more >>
Jeremy Lin "Linsanity" has officially spread to the White House – even President Barack Obama is a fan of the young Asian New York Knicks player now.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney revealed to reporters that the President is an adorer of Lin's talent, which led the Knicks to six victories over the last two weeks, igniting the fans at Madison Square Garden.
While addressing reporters at Air Force One, Carney said that President Obama was "very impressed" with the way Lin's point guard performance and high stats motivated the team. Apparently, he followed Tuesday night's stunning victory over the Toronto Raptors very closely. more >>
"Linsanity" is sweeping the nation. Jeremy Lin is the point guard for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He has skyrocketed from obscurity to stardom, leading his team to six straight victories. Last night he scored the final six points of the game, making the winning three-point shot with half a second to play. He finished with 27 points and 11 assists, his sixth consecutive game with at least 20 points. He scored 38 in a recent victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Lin's parents emigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the mid-1970s. Both are 5 feet 6 inches tall. Lin somehow grew to 6 feet 3 inches tall and found basketball. He was named player of the year in California as a senior. He also graduated with a 4.2 average.
He received no scholarship offers, so he chose to attend Harvard University. There he made the All-Ivy League First Team twice and graduated with a degree in economics. No NBA team drafted him. He was signed as a free agent and then released by two teams before signing with the Knicks. There he rode the bench and was so unknown that stadium security guards mistook him for a team trainer. more >>
An update on the Crisis in Syria: The UN General Assembly has taken up the issue of the bloodshed in that country after the Security Council failed to act. Britain's Ambassador says the Syrian people feel the U.N. has shamefully abandoned their cause.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the besieged Syrian city of Homs is over 400 in the last ten days. Now activists have reverted to the age old practice of using carrier pigeons to communicate with each other about their needs for supplies, medicine and food.
Here's our persecution roundup: the Church of England pressuring the U.K. government to aid religious minorities in Nigeria. Iranian authorities invaded another house church and arrested 10 Christian converts. No one knows their whereabouts now. 35 Ethiopian Christians imprisoned in Saudi Arabia while reportedly being pressured to convert to Islam. A Russian missionary group issued a warning against a potential forthcoming crackdown on evangelical Christians and other religious minorities in Russia. more >>