‘Without risk there is no faith. Faith is precisely the contradiction between the infinite passion of the individual’s inwardness and the objective uncertainty. If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe. If I wish to preserve myself in faith I must constantly be intent upon holding fast to the objective uncertainty, so as to remain out upon the deep, over seventy thousand fathoms of water, still preserving my faith.’

– Kierkegaard, in of his works Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments

 

Welcome to 70kFathoms, this blog serves as a repository for some of my shorter essays & responses.

I am a philosophy and religion student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I hope to eventually go to seminary and transition into teaching. My goal is to eventually pursue a doctorate in Systematic Theology. I have strong interest in Puritan theology and Evangelical issues. I am considered very conservative by some – and very liberal by others. I think that this may mean I am doing something right.

I have made some effort to organize my writings, as I have other blogs for shorter and longer personal non-academic writings.

My best Regards,
Matthew