Monday, October 15, 2007

A Conversation with Chris Tilling

Right, let's get down to some serious self-indulgent nonsense!

T Michael W Halcomb (of Pisteuomen) and I had an online 'chat' this weekend. He has now posted the result here: 'A Conversation with Chris Tilling'.

Among other things we chatted about Church life, Fundamentalism, cheap ways of killing, biblical and theological scholarship, women's underwear, bridging academia and the local church, and blogging. The usual sort of stuff, really.

Jim West has already remarked in exasperation that this 'interview' is simply a symptom of Tilling-ianity. Admittedly, my aim, as Ben Myers once put it, is to generate such a fan base that when people type in 'Christendom' into Google, it will come back with 'Did you mean Chrisendom?'

Besides, there is nothing wrong with a bit of Chrisology for a change.


At 10/15/2007 8:46 PM, Anonymous T. Michael W. Halcomb said...

ok, i'm beginning to think west might have been on to somethng, what with that replacing "christendom" and all. i enjoyed the interview, thanks for chatting.

At 10/15/2007 10:31 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Yes, thanks, I enjoyed it too.

At 10/16/2007 5:31 AM, Anonymous Nick Norelli said...


I enoyed the interview. Kudos to you and TMWH. You said at one point:

"Perhaps another idea is to engage in open discussion and critique of ‘bible schools’ that simply pass on a Fundie package to all and sundry looking to minister. Dialogue must be opened up and encouraged in the seminary with other seminaries that do not share the same “faith statements.” This is a good topic for a blog post idea!"

I was thinking something along very similar lines the other night after browsing through Dallas Theological Seminary's web site. I think it would be an awesome post and I can't wait for you to write it!

At 10/16/2007 11:00 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Thanks, Nick! Great minds ...


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