Kevin Roose Presents "The Unlikely Disciple"

Kevin Roose presents to a full house!

On Tuesday, October 3rd, the Honors Program in conjunction with the Religion Department and Religious Life presented author, Kevin Roose, as the speaker for the Fall Honors Program Lecture.  Kevin presented "God 101:  My Semester at Liberty University" a lecture based on his book, The Unlikely Disciple.  In 2007, as a sophomore at Brown University, Kevin decided to forgo a study abroad opportunity and instead decided to attend Jerry Falwell's Liberty University for one semester in an effort to be exposed to a culture very different from the one in which he grew up.  His experience at Liberty changed him in many ways and as a result he created The Jonah Project to encourage people of different political, intellectual, and religious views to begin a dialogue with each other.  As Kevin explains on his website, "It’s dedicated to the idea that isolation creates extremism, that talking with people who disagree with us makes us stronger and more tolerant citizens, and that it’s possible to disagree without being disagreeable."

Senior, Hailey Sult, introduces the speaker

Students, faculty, and community members enjoyed this informative and entertaining lecture.  Kevin fielded many questions from the audience as well as signed books at the conclusion of his presentation.  For more information about Kevin's experience and his book:  The Unlikely Disciple 

Honors Program students with Kevin Roose


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