Aaron Simmons is back on the podcast to preview our upcoming reading group – Walking with Kierkegaard. In this conversation we give 5 reasons the church needs Kierkegaard today. We hope you enjoy it and check out the class and giveaway below.

5 Reasons the Church needs Kierkegaard today
1. Kierkegaard reminds us that faith is about lived commitment, not simply about right belief.
2. Kierkegaard helps us see that Christian Nationalism is anti-Christ.
3. Kierkegaard shows what it means to seek faithfulness, rather than success.
4. Kierkegaard stresses the radical inclusivity of the call: “Come all who are heavy burdened.”
5. Kierkegaard models what it looks like to see humility as the condition of confidence.


The Complete Kierkegaard Book Giveaway!

J. Aaron Simmons holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University and is currently a Professor of philosophy at Furman University in Greenville, SC (USA). He is the President of the Søren Kierkegaard Society (USA) and has published widely in philosophy of religion, phenomenology, and existentialism. Among his authored and edited books are God and the Other: Ethics and Politics After the Theological Turn; The New Phenomenology: A Philosophical Introduction; Kierkegaard’s God and the Good Life; and Kierkegaard and Levinas: Ethics, Politics, and Religion. He and his wife, Vanessa, have been married 20 years and have an 11 year old son, Atticus. Although Aaron loves doing philosophy, he would almost always rather be fishing. Check out Aaron’s youtube channel: “Philosophy for Where We Find Ourselves,” and his TedX talk (also on youtube): “The Failure of Success.”