Sharing a Little Danish

Kenny Jahng —  2009/06/04 — 1 Comment

Most people have probably heard of Kierkegaard, but who has actually read him?

The only “Danish” most people have experience with is usually. . .

danish

… a danish!  Right?

Apparently, more people need to read the other Danish…philosopher Kierkegaard, based on some of his quips I was reminded of by Pastor TK over at Liquid Church:

“The Bible is very easy to understand.  But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers.  We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.”

— KIERKEGAARD

How true this is!

Perceiving the Gospel message as more sophisticated or complicated than necessary is definitely easy to do.

One more reason why we Christians are such a bunch of “scheming swindlers” is that this is also probably one of the biggest underlying factors for why we don’t reach out and share the Gospel with others.

Do you ever think to yourself, “I don’t understand all that theology stuff in detail, so I’m not really in the position to tell anyone else about it” or “I’m not good at explaining how it all works like pastors do” or . . .

Sometimes we just need to step back and see the big picture and remind ourselves just how simple the Gospel message really is.  Remember the saying:

So simple that a child can understand, but so profound that it takes a lifetime to apply.”

Try sticking to the first part of that saying above and then take those baby steps in just talking about your own faith with someone else today.

And perhaps you can do it over an apple danish? 🙂

It’s not about converting to win, it’s about sharing to love.

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One response to Sharing a Little Danish

  1. haha…u da man, KJ!

    The swindler quip is great but my favorite Soren K quote has to be: "If everyone in Denmark is Christian…then no one in Denmark is Christian." …I mean, is it me or is this the kinda guy you'd love to have over for dinner (or yes, a danish) to pick his brain, or what?

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