Thesis Blog: The Dizziness of Freedom

This afternoon I read about Kierkegaard’s definition of dread, which is this fear of nothing (no object to the fear), a state that “concerns the realm of possible choices and not actual facts[;] it is[…]

About Lauren Sawyer

I am an assistant instructor at a graduate school in Seattle, Washington, and I hold a master of the arts in theology and culture. I love coffee, rainy days, and John Updike. Learn more about me at laurendeidra.com.

Praise…

I think we should all try our hand at writing philosophical/theological poems. These few lines have been in my head the past few days. Praise Kierkegaard, who splintered Hegel’s creed Upon the rock of Existential need; Praise Barth, who[…]

About Lauren Sawyer

I am an assistant instructor at a graduate school in Seattle, Washington, and I hold a master of the arts in theology and culture. I love coffee, rainy days, and John Updike. Learn more about me at laurendeidra.com.

Thesis Blog: St. Augustine, Shame, and Ambivalence

Such tragedy in this couple, and somehow, they survive. I am left, far more, with the question of why they return and permit return of the other. While there is clearly a redemptive movement in[…]

About Lauren Sawyer

I am an assistant instructor at a graduate school in Seattle, Washington, and I hold a master of the arts in theology and culture. I love coffee, rainy days, and John Updike. Learn more about me at laurendeidra.com.

Thesis Blog: Questions

Some questions: What do we do with these bodies of ours? Do we love or despise them? Do they serve or conquer us? And why would God choose to be a body? I told Jamie[…]

About Lauren Sawyer

I am an assistant instructor at a graduate school in Seattle, Washington, and I hold a master of the arts in theology and culture. I love coffee, rainy days, and John Updike. Learn more about me at laurendeidra.com.