The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University

A Christian jerk is still a jerk.

A recent survey said that 51% of Americans don't know any evangelicals – even casually.

As frustrating as the battle for purity must be, I suppose it's easier if you've got company.

At most schools, the social, intellectual, and spiritual components are confined to separate experiential spheres. We party, we learn, and we contemplate the metaphysical, but we rarely do all three simultaneously and en masse. Maybe most college students aren't looking for spiritual euphoria from their schools, but I can't say I blame the ones who are.

Christian pop culture can be worthwhile if done well, but bad Christian pop culture isn't redeemed merely by the fact that it's Christian.

False conversions are a wart on the face of Christian evangelism.

Fellowship" is a Christianspeak for "flirt with unsuccessfully".

i don't think college is something you should tough out.

If prayers emitted light, you'd see ours (Liberty students') from space.

I grabbed at transparency like an addict grabs at a crack pipe.

In the evangelical world, prying can be an indicator of compassion.

...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.

No community adheres completely to its stereotypes.

Seen at Liberty University: "I hope the Rapture happens before my student loans are due.

The author's mentor advises the NAKED method of breaking the ice at the first meeting: Name, Address, Kin, Experience, and Dreams.

When it comes down to it, no matter how pious or like-minded he might be, a Christian jerk is still a jerk.

When the author admits to Christians that he was not a Christian himself, he says their dialogue became "distant and rehearsed, like a pitch for Ginsu knives.