As promised, here’s Mugg on Kierkegaard:
St. Mugg’s Wrestling Prophets, Part II: The “Weird Little Dane”
How a struggling soul built a bridge to Christ for those caught in the world’s snares.
“One of the oddest prophets ever.”
This is how the late Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990) begins his short portrait of Soren Kierkegaard. And it is an apt beginning to a strange but wonderful tale. Continue reading
That wonderful 20th-century curmudgeon-convert, the British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge, first came to faith after meeting the larger-than-life Mother Teresa. It didn’t take long before Mugg began writing about many other saints, past and present. In this e-newsletter written while I was at Christianity Today, I excavate some of his observations on that towering figure of Western theology, Augustine of Hippo (I’ll also post on Mugg on Kierkegaard, in a moment). Don’t bother clicking the links, though. They’re almost all out of date:
“St. Mugg” and the Wrestling Prophets
A modern British journalist gives us timely words from yesterday’s sinner-saints.
Lurking in the shadows of the headlines we examine in our “Behind the News” newsletter is a common and spiritually deadly virus—something we might call “photonegative syndrome.” It is best described in the words of author and professor David Wells:
“Worldliness is what any particular culture does to make sin look normal and righteousness look strange.” Continue reading