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May
24,
2016
Mark A. Tietjen, M.Div., Ph.D., published in April Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians.

From the publisher, IVP Academic:



Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) had a mission. The church had become weak, flabby and inconsequential. Being a Christian was more a cultural heritage than a spiritual reality. His mission - reintroduce the Christian faith to Christians.

How could he break through to people who were members of the church and thought they were Christians already? Like an Old Testament prophet, Kierkegaard used a variety of pointed and dramatic ways to shake people from their slumber. He incisively diagnosed the spiritual ailments of his age and offered a fresh take on classic Christian teaching.

Mark Tietjen thinks that Kierkegaard's critique of his contemporaries strikes close to home today. We also need to listen to one of the most insightful yet complex Christian thinkers of any era. Through an examination of core Christian doctrines―the person of Jesus Christ, human nature, Christian witness and love―Tietjen helps us hear Kierkegaard's missionary message to a church that often fails to follow Christ with purity of heart.



Link to book.

May
17,
2016
Taryn Whittington, who earned his Philosophy PhD at Baylor in 2008, will be ordained as a Roman Catholic priest May 28. His first assignment is to lead new seminarians at the House of Formation in Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, click here.

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May
24,
2016
Mark A. Tietjen, M.Div., Ph.D., published in April Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians.

From the publisher, IVP Academic:



Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) had a mission. The church had become weak, flabby and inconsequential. Being a Christian was more a cultural heritage than a spiritual reality. His mission - reintroduce the Christian faith to Christians.

How could he break through to people who were members of the church and thought they were Christians already? Like an Old Testament prophet, Kierkegaard used a variety of pointed and dramatic ways to shake people from their slumber. He incisively diagnosed the spiritual ailments of his age and offered a fresh take on classic Christian teaching.

Mark Tietjen thinks that Kierkegaard's critique of his contemporaries strikes close to home today. We also need to listen to one of the most insightful yet complex Christian thinkers of any era. Through an examination of core Christian doctrines―the person of Jesus Christ, human nature, Christian witness and love―Tietjen helps us hear Kierkegaard's missionary message to a church that often fails to follow Christ with purity of heart.



Link to book.

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