Thursday, February 28, 2008

Speaking of written prayers ...

For my potentially controversial presentation at the Tübingen colloquium tomorrow:

'Dear person about whom the WWJD wrist bracelets speak, please just grant Chris unusual charisma and intelligence tomorrow with his paper presentation and the following discussion. Just smite those who would "critique him in a mean way" with bad dandruff, antiperspirant that doesn't work, milk that goes sour very quickly, like, just, really the like next day, plates and pans that just don't get clean, even after just really hard scrubbing with all kind of cleaning liquids, and an inability to speak for 40 days and nights'

Either that, or pray one of Jüngel's deeply trinitarian and profound prayers, found here. But add a few 'justs' and about three 'Lords' per sentence, or what's the point?


At 3/01/2008 1:59 AM, Anonymous Looney said...

Chris, I was just wondering if you have any culture clashes there in Tübingen with your professors. I spent a month or so working in Sindelfingen and found them to be very short on humor and prone to wondering why I hadn't read their Ph.D. dissertation in detail before I arrived. For me, it was a horrible shock after working in Detroit where no one remembered what they had done for their dissertation.

Do you carry your virtual world personality into the classroom? Or do you have a separate German personality?

At 3/01/2008 10:00 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

I carry on as me, the usual me. Can lead to some interesting silences sometimes!


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