Monday, January 30, 2006

Institut zur Erforschung des Urchristentums

Tonight, I will be presenting a paper at the Institut zur Erforschung des Urchristentums in the Theologicum in Tübingen, and all manner of highly learned listeners will attend. Hopefully.

I am also trusting that it will lead to some interesting and useful debate, especially as I have an hour to make the presentation, and an additional hour for discussion afterwards.

Naturally, I will keep an open mind - but the bottom-line is, of course, obviously, that my argument is and will remain absolutely correct and beyond reproach …


At 1/30/2006 7:51 PM, Anonymous T.B. Vick said...

Hope that goes well for you . . . If I hear of German rioting in Tübingen on national news, I'll pray for you.


At 1/30/2006 8:57 PM, Anonymous Michael F. Bird said...

To include a Blackadderism: considering that your debating opponents will be obese, sausage scoffing, beer guzzling, short-green-pants-wearing-thigh-slapping Germans you have little to fear. Of course, the Teutonic reputation for brutality is well know. Their operas go for 3 days and they have no word for "fluffy"!

At 1/31/2006 1:27 AM, Anonymous Jim said...

I want a copy of the paper. By jiminy if anyone can find a hole in it its me!

Or maybe i'll just print it out and use my hole punch on it. Either way there will be holes.


At 1/31/2006 4:21 AM, Anonymous Lyn said...

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Feel free to participate, nominate, and spread the word. Thanks, Lyn from FBO

At 1/31/2006 6:26 AM, Anonymous Dan said...

Hey, I'd also like to read that paper.

Unless it's in German. Sadly the three years that I studied German in highschool did nothing to prepare me for theological German. Damn.

At 1/31/2006 7:55 AM, Anonymous Simon Hardwick said...

Hope it went well!

At 1/31/2006 12:03 PM, Anonymous Rory Shiner said...

Hi Chris,
Cool blog. Looking forward to having a good look through it. I hope your paper went well. Let us know how it was.

At 1/31/2006 6:24 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

What a lot of fun that was! And Prof. Lichtenberger was a real encouragement. Honestly, there are few things I enjoy as much as an intelligent debate - especially if I’m not on the ‘oops didn’t think of that rather serious problem’ end of things. Which I thankfully wasn’t. Times like that help to keep one motivated and focused in study.

So no riots this time TB. I’ll present a paper on ‘2007 As the Definite Advent of the Lord’ next time to provoke a bit more controversy.

Mike – I know its sad, but I laugh every time Blackadder is quoted. Although, I have some troubling news for you: I was listening to this very Blackadder quote recently while watching the DVD with Anja, and she went and burst my bubble. There apparently is a German word for ‘fluffy’. Flauschig. Of course all the stuff about brutality, evil operas, beer and sausages remains absolutely true.

Jim – you are actually welcome to read the paper. Try it. *throws down the gauntlet* Go on! Try to find one single problem, just one single problem. If you succeed, I’ll give you …

… a mug (and I’ll cry)

(same goes for you, Dan [it’s in English]. Though you don’t get a mug! P.S., I loved your last post!)

Hi Lyn, I’m not sure what that means, so I’ll go have a look …

Thanks for stopping by Rory – the themes of our blog have some good overlap I think.

At 2/01/2006 7:11 AM, Anonymous Dan said...

Okay, email the paper to me -- Glad you like the post, it seems not everybody was entirely happy with what I had to say.

Oh well.


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