Wednesday 17 January 2007

A note from Princeton

I’ve had a very happy and productive stay here in Princeton, and I’ve been astonished by the quality of the Karl Barth Research Collection (meticulously organised by Clifford Anderson, who is himself an excellent Barth scholar).

It has been especially good to make so many new friends here. In particular, I’ve spent some very happy hours talking with Robert Jenson and Bruce McCormack, and I’ve been able to chat with many of the other students and faculty as well. A real highlight has been getting to know Chris and Anneli, and David and Amy – they’ve been wonderfully warm and hospitable, and they’ve shown me every kindness while I’ve been here.

Anyway, tomorrow I’ll be heading off to a conference on theology and science in Cancun, Mexico. As LeRon Shults has pointed out, this one’s a tough assignment, but someone’s got to do it....


Anonymous said...

Hey, Ben, in February Brother Patrick Moore FSC, Scholar in Residence at Sarum College, Salisbury, is giving a Theological Society lecture at Swansea University on "Leisure - the Lost Art". . . :)

David W. Congdon said...


It was our pleasure to have you here in Princeton. We really enjoyed the chance to meet and spend time with you. We do hope you'll return. Best wishes on the rest of your journey.

Chris TerryNelson said...

I don't think I've ever been to Triumph that many times!
Blessings! Oh, and swing by my site for a picture of us blokes.

Ben Myers said...

Yes, many thanks for the picture, Chris! -- and the beer at Triumph was, well, triumphant.

Michael F. Bird said...

I remember standing next to Simon Gathercole and Bruce McCormack made me feel like a Hobit (I'm only 169 cm tall). I hope your ego faired better. Dang, McCormack is tall!

Anonymous said...

So McCormack is tall, is he? Here in Wales, where the people tend to be of short stature, they have a saying: "We measure folk from the neck up." Mind, McCormack is a giraffe there too!

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