Jeremy Lin, Faith, and Ethnicity
I don't feel the burden, just because I think at this point I'm not playing for others. That might sound rude, I guess, but it's the truth. I'm not working hard and practicing day in and day out so that I can please other people. My audience is God.
At the same time, I understand that there are kids who will look up to me, and I have a duty to be a godly role model. So in some sense, I don't play for them, but in another sense I do try to carry myself in a way that reflects God's image.
Yet you would be pleased if your success in the college -- and hopefully the professional -- ranks helped to shatter negative stereotypes of Asian males?
I would be pleased. Absolutely, I would be pleased.
Video Question: What advice would you give to a young athlete who wants to grow in his faith and pursue his athletic dreams at the same time?
Timothy Dalrymple is the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Polymath Innovations, a strategic storytelling agency that advances the good with visionary organizations and brands. He leads a unique team of communicators from around North America and across the creative spectrum, serving mission-driven businesses and nonprofits who need a partner to amplify their voice and good works.
Once a world-class gymnast whose career ended with a broken neck, Tim channeled his passions for faith and storytelling into his role as VP of Business Development for Patheos, helping to launch and grow the network into the world's largest religion website. He holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Tim blogs at Philosophical Fragments.