Thursday, June 02, 2005

What's With the Name?

The name “Soren’s Blog” comes from a nickname given to me several years ago.

Soren Kierkegaard was a 19th century Danish philosopher/theologian. Our last names and our heritage are similar (my paternal great-grandparents immigrated from Denmark). Incidentally, Dr. Jack Cottrell says that Kjergaard means “churchyard.” How cool is that? And since Cottrell said it, it must be true, right?


While I was working on my Master’s Degree at Kentucky Christian College (now Kentucky Christian University) in the mid 90’s some of my preacher buddies noted the similarity and started calling me Soren. The name stuck. Soren is my alter-ego, my pen name, and pseudonym for blogs, discussion groups, etc.

Now you know.


Al Sturgeon said...

I feel like I only know you as Soren. Struck me as odd that you'd have to explain the title of your blog?

Thanks, MIKE!

Go Cards!

Anonymous said...

Kirkegaard means churchyard, Kjergaard doesn't.

Cool you're from Denmark though, I am too.