Archive for May 20th, 2011

Luther and the End of the World

Friday, May 20th, 2011

According to legend (a recent one, as I understand it), Martin Luther once said that if he knew that the world was ending tomorrow, he would:

1. hide in his old monastery
2. kiss his wife
3. hug his children
4. visit his mother
5. take a walk
6. plant an apple tree
7. preach a sermon
8. pray the Lord’s prayer
9. recite the 10 commandments
10. drill his church members on his shorter catechism
11. sing “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
12. try to convert as many infidels as possible
13. nail some more theses on a door
14. say, “those darn Anabaptists were right after all!”
15. have a cold one

And the answer is…?

Harold Camping (Family Radio) or Harold Attridge (Yale)

Friday, May 20th, 2011

You can hear Attridge, Yale NT professor and Dean, respond briefly to the other Harold et al here. (HT James McGrath)