Hans Ulrich has been very kind about my work. He suggested to me once in conversation that, while my first book (Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love) is about Kierkegaard, my second book (Conceiving Parenthood: American Protestantism and the Spirit of Reproduction) is my attempt to inhabit Kierkegaard. And so is my third. Teaching Kierkegaard’s texts is a joy, but I am not terribly invested in creating more Kierkegaard scholars per se. I am happiest when one of his texts surprises a young, pious student into the realization that Christianity is often more amenable to delicate fairy tales than to managerial plans, logical proofs, or other sorts of ecclesial body-armor. Read more
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At the VIR, my first car race! These guys drive for 13 hours! This is for the chapter [in the Muscular Christianity book] on motorsports ministry. Feels like one giant potluck dinner, with lots of men with really cool, fast cars. The Mazda Miata seems the biggest favorite overall. Learning lots about the significant differences between specific forms of car racing. One memorable quote: “NASCAR is all about money. This is about the love of racing, because we are a family!”
By the way, please do note the VIR photographer *insisted* I do “bunny ears” behind Dave and Tim, two of the volunteer fire fighters who serve this race. It was not my idea!