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A Believer’s journey at The New York Times

Deputy Metro Editor Mike Luo talks to The King’s College & the Christian fellowship of journalists Gegrapha

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Gegrapha, a fellowship of Christian journalists

The King's College

Mike Luo, New York Times

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  • He said in this video (near the end) he even wrote an essay on "Jeremy Lin and my own faith." Two thumbs up, Mike!

  • Like Jeremy Lin, here is another Asian American who is a Harvard graduate and evangelical Christian, plus a New York Times reporter/editor. In fact, he converted to Christianity at Harvard!

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  • Not all evangelical's believe in the rapture? (9:20) It also sounds like some of the NYT Christians are ashamed of the gospel by not wanting others to find out they are Christians.

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  • Is this the report that you are referring to?

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  • Luo practices sympathetic objectivity. His description about reporting how faith is lived out in everyday lives is a first step. Next, a reporter with sympathetic objectivity needs to show how religious practices and innovations can contribute ideas and inspiration for every person of other faiths and nonfaiths. The reporter as a dowser. The NYT accomplished this aspect today in the metro story about how a Judaic congrgation is trying to bring back the disaffiliated. So this article is useful for any group trying to do the same thing, even a secular business. NYT, sympathetic objectivity by an investigative reporter like Luo...check.

  • Wow, great report, great find !! Very interesting talk, a great example of your "sympathetic objectivity."

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