Monday, October 22, 2007

Chrisendom attacked!

Our friend, Ryan Jones, has just posted a scandalous indictment of CTRVHM. Not only do I take beef with all this business about holy cows, he goes on to maintain that my 'pseudo-scholarship and lame-blog humor just makes me feel, well, crappy and defiled'.

For Ryan, who successfully earned himself four 'fingers', I wanted to suggest he go read this webpage closely and prayerfully. Admittedly, his gracious and well-thought out post certainly had a point about the inappropriateness of some of my 'violent' humour. Good call. But don't tell him I said so.

For others, naturally I want to make an official statement of apology for those among you who have ever been offended by anything on my blog:

"I am so sorry you read my blog. And I am trying not to think about you, me and the skilful employment of a cricket bat in the head department"

You see, I can be a diplomat when I need to be.


At 10/22/2007 11:20 PM, Blogger Ryan Jones said...


Though I'd love to, I will not be making it to San Diego. And a trip to Germany is probably not reality for a few years, anyway. So it's not that likely that I'll be able to cast those demons out of you. Let me know if your head starts spinning and your eyes glowing, though. I could probably justify the price of the ticket then.


At 10/22/2007 11:33 PM, Blogger Nick said...

Why would they use bats to kill crickets? In America we just use our sneakers or boots... it's an enigma.

At 10/23/2007 1:08 AM, Blogger voxstefani said...

You know what's really funny? I viewed this post on Google Reader and clicked through to make a comment... thinking it was Jim West's blog all along. I think this means either that he's converting to Wrightianity, or you to Bultmannianism!


At 10/23/2007 3:55 AM, Anonymous Jim said...

Mr Jones is balding- that's the mark of the beast in 2 Hesitations 3:3. I wouldn't worry about his disdain. "Be wary when all men speak well of you" comes to mind.

And Vox- oh for shame! Repent your foul tongue.

At 10/23/2007 6:40 AM, Blogger Judy Redman said...

Chris, next time you link to a page that plays schmalzy religious music, please post a warning so I can mute my sound before I visit it. The colleagues who have offices on either side of me will get the wrong impression...

At 10/23/2007 9:22 PM, Blogger Ryan Jones said...

Tom Wright (quoting Tony Campolo) says that when you reach a certain age you only have so many hormones left. Now if you choose to use yours to grow hair, that's your choice...

At 10/23/2007 11:55 PM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

OK Ryan, touché!

Nick, great music post!!!

Voxstefani, thanks for your mment. I think Jim is going to be a full blown Wrightian after I'm done with him at SBL. He'll be in sack cloth and ashes.

Sorry, Judy. I thought the music was quite moving, no?

At 10/24/2007 6:57 PM, Blogger Nick said...


While stomping crickets in a nice pair of sneakers or boots is certainly music to my ears, I don't know what Music post you are referring to -- perhaps you are speaking of the prophetic utterance I spoke the other day about bibliobloggers and their music alter egos but surely you recognized it for the God-breathed material that it was -- Lord Wright would be greatly disappointed otherwise :^D

At 10/26/2007 1:56 AM, Blogger Judy Redman said...

Yes, Chris, the music was very moved me to activate the mute button on my computer. I was, of course, moved by the Spirit to do this, you understand. :-)


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