Let me introduce myself. My name is Otto Kroesen. I have always been concerned about the question how we, as human beings working together, can create a sustainable society, and about the role of religion, inspiration and faith in that effort, and how inspiration and work are connected. That is why this website brings together a multitude of insights from philosophy, theology, sociology, history. Macro and micro are connected in this respect, and for that reason this website is about history and even about salvation history. But for that same reason it is also about our own biography. We, each of us, have a share in the course of history from past to future. Macro and micro are also connected by the relationship between social institutions and entrepreneurship, as well as to creativity and work. A number of inspiring names are leading my insights in that respect, especially from the dialogical tradition in philosophy and theology. Especially Rosenstock-Huessy, but also Rosenzweig, Buber, Levinas and others. In the blog I make a connection between this kind of broad and deep insights on the one hand and the daily news on the other hand.

About me: I have studied theology, obtained a PhD on the ethical philosophy of Levinas, and have published a lot about Rosenstock-Huessy. I now work at the Delft Center for Entrepreneurship at Delft University of Technology, where I also worked in the philosophy section. I also worked at the Student Pastorate in Delft. Before that, while I was still studying theology, I worked as a study assistant for theologians from black South Africa in the time of apartheid. This has strongly contributed to my involvement in the political and social issues of our time and the attempt to push them in the right direction as part of my own biography. I have always experienced this attempt as a response, albeit fragmentarily, to a challenge from a Thou who speaks to us and moves us.