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Kevin Roose is a 21-year-old senior at Brown University, a freelance journalist, and the author of "The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University." During his sophomore year at Brown, Kevin left to spend a semester "abroad" at Liberty University, Jerry Falwell's "Bible Boot Camp" for young evangelicals, in order to learn about the lives of his Christian peers by living, studying, and praying among them. Kevin is a regular columnist for the Brown Daily Herald and a contributor to Esquire, SPIN, and mental_floss.

For more information, visit Kevin's blog at http://www.kevinroose.com/blog, or follow him on Twitter.

As you might have noticed if you're part of my Twitter, Facebook, or G+ life (which would be impressive, considering I don't have a G+ life), I'm no longer a full-time freelancer.


In June, I joined the staff at DealBook, the financial news service within The New York Times. So far, I've had the opportunity to work on a lot of fun projects – everything from Wall Street interns to MMA-fighter CEOs...

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“False conversions are a wart on the face of Christian evangelism.”
Kevin Roose, The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University

“...I realized how naive I was. My aunt Tina was right: this stuff does exist, and it does hurt people, and although there are lots of people at Liberty who condemn violence against gays--including Dr. Falwell himself--the number of students who want to give them the Goliath treatment isn't zero. In fact, the number who live in my room isn't zero.”
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“A Christian jerk is still a jerk.”
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