Having just read The Unlikely Disciple, I was armed with both an understanding of the evangelical perspective and an inspiration to be open-minded. I was more willing than usual to hear the man out, and so we shared a friendly conversation (albeit one that was skewed towards accepting Jesus into my life). It was a rare fresh breath of kindness in the otherwise dehumanizing hustle of the subway.
The most striking takeaway from Roose's book is his willingness to be open-minded. This attitude fittingly captures the Brown philosophy and reminds us all that, despite seemingly overwhelming differences, if we are willing to listen and be open-minded, we will discover commonalities that will unite us as humans. Thank you, Kevin.
Ryan Shewcraft '07
New York City