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Thou Who Hast First Loved Us

This short prayer is from a book that I’m reading called “The Prayers of Kierkegaard”.  Kierkegaard has long been one of my favorite philosophers and theologians. My prayer is that through Kierkegaard’s words your soul might be stirred and your affections might be set on the one who has (in each and every...

Young Kierkegaard Meets the Crucified Christ

In his book Training in Christianity, Soren Kierkegaard tells a story of a father introducing the person of Christ to his son. In the story, the father places a picture of the crucified Christ in the middle of a pile of pictures depicting childhood heroes. After flipping through the...

Kierkegaard

It seems that every six months or so, I rediscover the joy of reading Kierkegaard. To me, he is the next best thing to read after the Bible itself. While the Bible speaks to my soul, Kierkegaard speaks for my soul. . . often putting to words my most intimate thoughts on my...

Thou Spirit of Holiness

A prayer by Soren Kierkegaard We have our treasure in earthen vessels, but Thou, O Holy Spirit, when Thou livest in a man, Thou livest in what is infinitely lower. Thou Spirit of Holiness, Thou  livest in the midst of impurity and corruption; Thou Spirit of Wisdom, Thou livest...

Thou Art Incomprehensible!

A prayer by Soren Kierkegaard Father in Heaven! Thou art incomprehensible in Thy creation; Thou livest afar off in a light which no one can penetrate and if we recognize Thee in Thy providence, our knowledge is feeble and veils Thy splendor, Thou who art incomprehensible in Thy splendor....

Kierkegaardian Inspiriation

“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.” -Soren Kierkegaard “Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most...