Jeremy Lin & Asian Americans

I’ll spare you some of the “LinCredible” “LinSanity” phrases, spurred by Jeremy Lin’s popularity, which have shown up on poster boards and in media headlines lately. Some have noted Lin is not only a talented basketball player, but also a public follower of Jesus.

Between 2000 and 2010 the Asian population in the United States grew by 43.3 percent–the largest percentage increase of any ethnic or racial group. As The Upstream Collective prepares to head to Tokyo on a JetSet trip, consider that reaching Asians and learning about their culture may begin in your own backyard. Partner with a local Asian American Christian group (hint: college campuses are great places to start) and develop relationships that can broaden your knowledge base of Asian culture with the goal of being able to better communicate the Gospel to this demographic.

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