My Jeremy Lin Shirt made it to the top 10 and is currently sitting in 3rd place! Please vote an spread the word! http://nyti.ms/MedinaBallin #linsanity

My Jeremy Lin Shirt made it to the top 10 and is currently sitting in 3rd place! Please vote an spread the word! http://nyti.ms/MedinaBallin #linsanity

Linsanity, for Asian Americans, is only partly about basketball. More significantly, it’s about that outside experience being recognized by others and, even further, evolving into inclusion. Can what happened to Lin in the NBA happen to him and other Asian American Christians in the broader American church? Can it encourage Asian American Christians to give more of their gifts and leadership to the community—and Community—at large? It sounds grandiose, insane. But, as we’ve seen the last two weeks, insanity happens.

I was inspired to design this new shirt after another incredible performance by Jeremy Lin. This one plays off the wording “I’m Going In” and has the iconic NYC pigeon. To pick up your own tee click here: “I’m Going Lin”

I was inspired to design this new shirt after another incredible performance by Jeremy Lin. This one plays off the wording “I’m Going In” and has the iconic NYC pigeon. To pick up your own tee click here: “I’m Going Lin”

The Christianity Behind the Linsanity

The Knicks overnight phenom Jeremy Lin quotes from a section of John Piper’s book Don’t Waste Your Life in an online testimony recorded last June:

God created us to live with a single passion to joyfully display his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life.

Lin then adds the following commentary about his coming to treasure Jesus more than basketball success:

When Paul wrote in Philippians to press on for an upward prize, he was living for that, and it made his life meaningful (Phil. 3:15). And I realized I had to learn to do the same. I had to learn to stop chasing the perishable prizes of this earth, I had to stop chasing personal glory, I had to learn how to give my best effort to God and trust him with the results. I have to learn to have enough faith to trust in his grace and to trust in his sovereign and perfect plan. I had to submit my will, my desires, my dreams — give it all up to God and say, “Look, I am going to give my best effort, go on the court and play every day for you, and I’m going to let you take care of the rest.” This is something I struggle with every day… . Playing for great stats is nice, but that satisfaction — that happiness — is only from game to game. It’s temporary.

Indeed, only in God’s presence is there “fullness of joy,” and only at his right hand are there “pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11).

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alexmedina:

I designed this tee after watching the incredible play of Jeremy Lin against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Before the game Kobe had no clue of the Linsanity. I bet he knows now.
The t-shirt is $20.50. You can pick up your own by go here: BALLIN’ 17 T-Shirt

Dope Shirt made by my good friend Alex Medina for all you Knicks and Jeremy Lin fans out there. Come……. join the ShoLIN Nation!!

insightfulc:

alexmedina:

I designed this tee after watching the incredible play of Jeremy Lin against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Before the game Kobe had no clue of the Linsanity. I bet he knows now.

The t-shirt is $20.50. You can pick up your own by go here: BALLIN’ 17 T-Shirt

Dope Shirt made by my good friend Alex Medina for all you Knicks and Jeremy Lin fans out there. Come……. join the ShoLIN Nation!!

Jeremy Lin on staying focused amidst the distractions and God’s hand through this whole process.

I designed this tee after watching the incredible play of Jeremy Lin against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Before the game Kobe had no clue of the Linsanity. I bet he knows now.

The t-shirt is $20.50. You can pick up your own by go here: BALLIN’ 17 T-Shirt

I designed this tee after watching the incredible play of Jeremy Lin against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Before the game Kobe had no clue of the Linsanity. I bet he knows now.

The t-shirt is $20.50. You can pick up your own by go here: BALLIN’ 17 T-Shirt