Monday, September 17, 2007

The JWFC reconvenes to draft the following ‘fan mail’

I am being bowled over by the generosity of people lately. I'll tell more tomorrow, but tonight I have to dedicate this to one man: Dr Jim West.

Yes, he's been at it again – this time it was simply ridiculous. Deny it as hard as he likes, Jim is a very nice man! He has gone and given me

*drum roll*

All of these:

Yes, volume after volume of Karl Barth's Gesamtausgabe!! Unbelievable! Not only is this Christmas, Birthday, Easter and everything else wrapped up in one, he splashed in a few more random volumes as well. I'm still staggering around in joy!

If I were that way inclined, Jim, you would certainly get a kiss from me. As I am not (note that, Eerdmans), you get a firm handshake and a most grateful grin!

*The Jim West Fan Club (JWFC) reconvenes for a boisterous singing of the club anthem*

A short poem of appreciation:

Crikey, Jim West has sent me Karl Barth’s Gesamtausgabe!
And they are all such a lovely Farbe – (creamy white, to be precise)
I just can’t wait to get stuck in,
Open to change my thinking again (well, it ends with ‘in’ even if it doesn’t exactly rhyme – poets can take such liberties, you see),
Dr Jim West, he is the man,
Not a woman, but definitely a man (note that, Eerdmans)

Tune in tomorrow for more on the 'Chris is a lucky git' channel.


At 9/17/2007 9:43 PM, Anonymous Jim said...

"Why callest thou me nice. There is none nice but God alone."

Take that, devil man....

At 9/17/2007 10:54 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Ah Jim, Why callest thou me devil man? There is none ... no, that doesn't work. Rats.

At 9/18/2007 1:00 AM, Anonymous Ben Myers said...

Crikey, that is nice! Some of us (who shall remain anonymous) would rather part with our two front teeth than with anything from our Barth collection....

Incidentally, Jim: have you read the little essay on Zwingli that Barth wrote as a young theology student?

At 9/18/2007 4:17 AM, Anonymous Nick Norelli said...

As a young armchair theologian, how would I go about having people donate theological works that I have always wanted to me? Any advice?

And if the mood should strike visit my Amazon wishlist :^D Just kidding (actually I'm quite serious -- buy me a book! -- I just have to say I'm kidding so as not to appear to be begging!) :^b

At 9/18/2007 6:34 AM, Anonymous Looney said...

"Greet one another with a holy kiss" (Romans 16:16, 1 Cor. 16:20, 2 Cor. 13:12)

There is nothing about handshakes and grins.

At 9/18/2007 4:54 PM, Anonymous Jim said...

Hi Ben,


At 9/18/2007 10:27 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Nick, nice try!

Looney, a good point!

Jim gets snogs next time I see him then ;-)

At 9/18/2007 11:52 PM, Anonymous Jim said...



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