Public Engagement

As a social scientists and clergy, Lin is fascinated by the connection between individual belief and communal life. He often analyzes real-world interactions from a theological perspective. He is committed to the work of translating academic scholarship for a general audience through news outlets, blogs, and popular writings. His work has been featured in The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, LatinoUSA, WNYC, and other venues.


<a href=”http://<iframe allow=”autoplay *; encrypted-media *; fullscreen *; clipboard-write” frameborder=”0″ height=”175″ style=”width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;” sandbox=”allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation” src=”″>Latino Americans and the Popularity of the Prosperity Gospel Pentecostalism on The Revealer at The Center for Religion and the Media at NYU

Prosperity Gospel on Open Plaza at the Hispanic Theological Initiative

Meatpacking America on Open Plaza at the Hispanic Theological Initiative

Christ in the Heights on Open Plaza at the Hispanic Theological Initiative

The Unjust Steward on Open Plaza at the Hispanic Theological Initiative


Why I left the Taiwanese American Church 20 years ago – Princeton Theological Seminary’s Center for Asian American Christianity. January 4, 2023

We Can Only Dream Together – Currents. November 17, 2021

Making America Dream Again – UNC Press Blog. October 28, 2020

The Faithful Shall Not be Deterred – UNC Press Blog. September 28, 2020

Like “Green Book,” the new Charleston church shooting documentary is troubling – Washington Post. June 21, 2019. 

The New Tax Law Poses a hidden threat to American Democracy – Washington Post. January 8, 2018.

When Children Pray – The Presbyterian Outlook. November 21, 2018.