Kierkegaard critiques the Objective Approach

Prelude “Away from Speculation! Back to Christianity!” Kierkegaard writes. This short statement encapsulates one of the central themes of Kierkegaard’s thought: (the parts I’ve read anyhow) that Christianity is to be approached subjectively, not objectively. The objective approach, is, to Kierkegaard, the dispassionate pursuit of WHAT is true. The individuals personal feelings and passions are … Continue reading Kierkegaard critiques the Objective Approach

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Conversation with Paul Vanderklay

I talked with Paul Vanderklay this afternoon: https://youtu.be/VZr8L7vP4IU Paul and I talked previously: https://youtu.be/kHeGHBve90Q

The Incarnation Critiques Modernity and Fundamentalism

There is something strange about the modernist/fundamentalist split. The two are diametrically opposed, but seem to be strikingly similar at the same time. Both think the world is made of stuff. One side thinks it contains ‘spiritual’ stuff, the other side thinks there is only material stuff. My view: Both sides neglect the role of … Continue reading The Incarnation Critiques Modernity and Fundamentalism

The Particular Individual

In the last few days/weeks I have written several posts dealing with broad, abstract things: Truth, goodness, beauty, the monarchical vision, God, heaven and earth and so fourth. I do have a weakness for the broad and abstract, the heavenly instead of the earthly and the practical. One thing I’ve noticed is that Jesus doesn’t … Continue reading The Particular Individual

Social Media and I: The Pernicious Effects of Social Media.

The following essay is an extended version of a speech I gave on the topic of social media. The piece is directed to a Christian and specifically Anabaptist audience. I have omitted some culture-specific references that don't apply to most readers. I don’t use social media. In the last few years, I have deleted my … Continue reading Social Media and I: The Pernicious Effects of Social Media.

What is Truth? Part 3: The Incarnation

This is part three of a three part series. Part one can be found here, part two can be found here. This is where we return to our original question, how can a person, Jesus, claim to be the truth? To answer this question, we need to outline the Christian narrative in broad strokes, beginning … Continue reading What is Truth? Part 3: The Incarnation