Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thought of the Day

Boy oh boy I'm a busy bee at the moment. I would point readers to the terrific discussion in the previous post, but tonight I have no time to join in. I can only offer a thought that occurred to me as I was entering Tübingen library today:

If a murderous alien life force were to suddenly possess my body, armed with a golf club I could seriously dent the living theological halls of fame in a pretty short space of time. Imagine it: Jüngel down with a nine iron in his head, Moltmann a sandwedge, Küng, Stuhlmacher, Hengel ... enough to get my face on the Church Times front page as the most hated person ever! Of course, I might just have very bad luck and take a few out accidently in my Audi (I fall asleep at the wheel and curve into the Theologicum were the aforementioned greats happen to be unfortunately gathered together).

Of course, all this is less likely to happen than every single one of my readers winning million pound/dollar/euro lotteries every day for the rest of their lives. But such a detail aside, such was my idle thinking strolling across the lawn to the Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen this pleasant afternoon.


At 5/22/2008 3:43 AM, Anonymous J. B. Hood said...

And my thought this evening? I hope some metro-Tubingen freakazoid doesn't read Chris's blog, then get an idea... then frame you... then Anja has to visit you in a German prison... On the bright side you could be prison chaplain...

At 5/22/2008 5:16 AM, Anonymous Ken Schenck said...

The Theologicum is wonderful. You're making me jealous (Don't worry, I don't have an Audi). Pop down by the Stiftskirche and have a Doener Kebab for me.

At 5/22/2008 8:12 AM, Anonymous Mark Stevens said...

JB suggested you could become a prison chaplain if you end up in prison. There is something else you might end up being in prison Chris ;-)

Chris is your wife away at the moment? You seem...mmm... frustrated!


At 5/22/2008 2:01 PM, Anonymous One of Freedom said...

If only you had mentioned growing a church to a pastoral staff of over 40 and you would also make Jim's total depravity post fest!

At 5/23/2008 11:15 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Mark, yes, perhaps I come across a bit angry in this one.:-) It was just idle thinking, however, and too many suspicious movies.

Ken, any plans on visiting again? I know the donner there, a very cheap one.

JB, now I'm worried!

Frank, I thought I had made his TD post fest at some stage!


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