Update 5/5/2013: I have removed the content of this original blog post as the article has been refined and published for the popular Christian magazine, Relevant Magazine. A link to the article can be found through the link below. It is out just in time for Kierkegaard’s 200th birthday (today). I much appreciate all the support.

Article: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/practical-faith/how-kierkegaard-changed-my-life

Published by michaeldstark

Michael Stark has a Masters in Philosophy from Denver Seminary and a Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Judson University. He has taught philosophy and theology at Colorado Christian University & Trinity Christian College. His academic focus is on Soren Kierkegaard, and the intersection of existentialism & social though and action. He is also the co-founder of IAmProject, a nonprofit organization that fosters spiritual formation and healing for churches and the LGBT community. His cardigan collection leaves many envious. Don’t worry, he shares. Michael has published in a variety of academic journals and books, as well as popular outlets such as Huffington Post, The Other Journal, and RELEVANT. You can visit his personal blog at www.michaeldstark.wordpress.com.

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  1. I think Kierkegaard would be pleased. Changing the direction of his readers’ lives is his purpose for writing.

  2. Acceptance of fear and anxiety has been a help for me too. Repression is like smuggling parrots in your pants – may work for a while, but you will get caught or they will get hungry.

  3. Michael,
    Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your openness and vulnerability, and the ways in which Kierkegaard has influenced, taught, and changed you. I wish you the best of luck at Trinity and in all your teaching endeavors.

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