Sermon on the mound: John Sexton on baseball and God
In the classroom and the stands, the president of NYU roots for God.
John Sexton, the president of New York University, holds tight to some deep truths: that his late wife is still with him, that there’s more to life than science, and that baseball and God are connected.
He is also a man of intriguing contradictions. A native of Brooklyn, he roots for the Yankees. He works within an environment of science and learning, but he holds
on to his belief in the reality of the ineffable. Surrounded by doubters, he remains steadfast in his Catholicism.