Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Back in Germany

I’ve arrived back in Germany after an absolutely delightful break in England. Not only did I have the pleasure of chatting with a few folk at my college, London School of Theology (LST), but we also found time to visit numerous friends. And we ate too much.

In the latter-but-one category was our time with my best mate, Simon, and his lovely family. Sadly, when the two of us get together the humour tends to become rather dubious (read: scrapes the very pits of utterly corrupt moral depravity), but it made for a laugh - and that’s the main thing.

LST, by the way, is such a great college. It manages to hold together the very best of evangelical scholarship with a lovely valuing of other traditions, a deep respect for the scriptures, and a mission focused active spirituality. They incarnate so much of what I strive for (minus the Simonicly corrupt humour); it is an honour for me to be associated with them all.

Because I’m back home, I’ll try to get round to responding to some of the e-mails that have been sent me in the last few days. However, I have about 500 to sift through so please be patient if you are waiting on me... (Some of it is junk mail, of course, but most of it comes from one of the hoards of admiring young women, members of the Chris Tilling Really Very Holy Ministries fan club [CTRVHMFC], who are desperately telling me that they will kill themselves if I don’t send them a signed photo of myself in swimming trunks)


At 1/31/2007 12:05 AM, Anonymous Volker said...

Yeah, please send me one of those photographs too! (or upload it onto the blog... (-:)

At 1/31/2007 11:20 AM, Anonymous David said...

Hey Chris,
great to have you back here with us Krauts! I really liked your post, although we had agreed on a different picture of mine to be published on the blog! Anyway, to all who do not know me: The man with the flag is me when I was still young.
I got some good news for you: No need to answer to all of these 500 mails as some of the girls from your fan club agreed to forget about the foto if I will have a coffee with them.

At 1/31/2007 7:06 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Volker, I hope you are buttered the right side up ... I have a small gift for you, btw, which I was pleased to find today.

Hi David!
You honestly expect me to believe that some of the girls would swap a picture of me with a coffee outing with you??
I look forward to seeing both of you chaps soon.

At 1/31/2007 7:54 PM, Anonymous Shane Clifton said...

Crawler. Your looking for a job when you finish your PhD!

P.S. not sure whether crawler is only an aussie expression. Just in case, it's a much nicer version of suck up, brown nose, arse kisser.

Anyway, welcome back.

At 1/31/2007 8:06 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Nads! I've been rumbled!
Brown nosing is a rather effective promotion strategy, however. If you have your head so far up your superiors backside that an observer couldn't say where you end and the other begins, glory and riches are just a matter of time.

At 2/01/2007 11:57 PM, Anonymous byron smith said...

Volker - I assumed he already uploaded it. The swimming trunks are on underneath the lederhosen.


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