I spent a lovely evening with friends on the river Neckar tonight, drifting on a Gondola (Stocherkahn) past such sites as the Melanchton plaque, the Evangelische Stift (where Hegel studied and Strauss wrote his Leben Jesu) and the Stiftskirche in which the likes of Jüngel and Moltmann sometimes preach. And the clear night air was scented with the smell of freshly grilled meat from the small portable BBQ we took with us. Delightful!
I’ve received e-mails from some of my readers recently about studying in Tübingen and I’m trying to say something to you: ‘What are you waiting for?!’
On the way back, as darkness fell, I walked through an area of Tübingen I’ve never seen before and knowing I was not in London - and thus have to fear the likes of dangerous gangs of hoodies -, I wondered, given the nature of the town, if any of the gloomy alleyways were hiding gaggles of dangerous theologians banding together to wait for the likes of us to walk by ...
‘God cares for each individual creature’
-- Pannenberg, Systematic theology, 2. 35