Monday, January 05, 2009

Augustine, Calvin, and Barth

Augustine, Calvin and Barth find themselves waiting outside the throne room on the Day of Judgement.

Augustine goes in first, and after half an hour comes out and says to the others: 'It was wonderful! I had all the mysteries of sin, grace and salvation explained to me!'

Next, Calvin goes in, comes out an hour later and says to the others: 'It was wonderful! I had all the mysteries of election, predestination and divine sovereignty explained to me!'

Finally, Barth goes in. After two hours, God comes out and says to the others: 'I've still got no idea what he is talking about!'

Thanks to my colleague Jamie Grant for that one!

2 comments:

Ranger said...

Boooo!!!!

Just kidding. I plan on trying to rework through City of God this year, as well as re-read the Institutes...still, despite my enjoyment of Ben Myers fine blog, I can't force myself to knuckle down (southern US phrase) and read Barth's Church Dogmatics.

Robin Parry said...

What a great joke!