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Soren Kierkegaard

Lent and Time

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

The nineteenth century philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard, describes the world as a poem written by God, a poem in which the poet actually participate...

Art Versus Life for the Heavyweight Title of the World

Francis Levy | Posted 12.10.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

In an essay entitled "Examined Lives," (The American Scholar, Autumn 2013) the prominent biographer Phyllis Rose makes the following statement: "The ...

The Influence of Anxiety

Francis Levy | Posted 09.30.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

Harold Bloom wrote a famous book called The Anxiety of Influence. The subject was really the weight the past holds over the present. Eliot also ...

John Tuturro's Master Class in The Master Builder

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

It's quite a feat to pull off gloomy Henrik Ibsen in hipster Brooklyn, but that's precisely what takes place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's (BAM) production of Ibsen's The Master Builder, starring one of the borough's favorite sons, the always-versatile John Turturro.

Learning to Admit Our Brokenness

Peter Rollins | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

It is in saying "amen" to the highs and lows of life that we are able to live fully in both worldly sorrow and joy, touching what Johannes de Silentio called "the sublime in the pedestrian."

Happy Birthday, Soren Kierkegaard!

S. Brent Plate | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

On May 5, 1813, Søren Kierkegaard was born in a well-off home in the northern European town of Copenhagen. The Great Dane's works have found their way woven into fiction and philosophy, especially via that of the 20th-century Existentialists like Heidegger and Sartre.

The Pure In Heart Shall See God

Eric Simpson | Posted 06.30.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

How do we go about having a pure heart? Jesus provides a clue. Keeping our hearts sound is key not only to seeing ourselves as we really are, but to seeing God.

Be True to You! - A Philosopher's Message for the New Year

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Last week, I wrote a Foreword for a friend's new book entitled The Freak Factor. It's a great look at the incredible, outrageous, freakishly wonderful...

The Living Blues: John M. Perkins

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

Last week, Switchfoot played a song for a hero of mine who spent his life in the pursuit of equality and freedom: the Reverend Dr. John M. Perkins.