Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Discovering the Don

So I got a message today from someone who works in TEDS administration.  I won't say who it was, but it seems that this person is very curious to know the identity of the Fake Carson and wanted to meet me in person "regarding the content" of my blog.

It was a deft move on the part of the administration, and I have no doubt that if they were to discover my secret lair they would either throw me in the river or try and kill me with snakes.

So I just have one thing to say to the administration regarding a face-to- face meeting:

YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE!!!  The Don regrets to inform you that he is currently unavailable due to an unfortunate time restriction in his very busy schedule.  Please be aware that he sends his sincerest apologies, and we look forward to hearing from you again in the future.


Felix Theonugraha said...

Hey "Don" and readers,

This is Felix Theonugraha, Associate Dean of Students. I'm that TEDS administrator that contacted you on facebook. Yes, I'm curious about your identity, but I assure you that I have no intention of physically harming you. I don't even like snakes.

Actually, I had a few things that I wanted to talk to you about in person, but alas you have left me with few options. Some of the content of your blog is humorous. And yet I wasn't fully able to appreciate it because my conscience (or the Holy Spirit) was nagging at me. There is a fine line between being funny and making fun of someone. In our conversation on facebook, you mentioned that you have "the utmost respect" for Dr. Carson, and that this website is a "take-off" from the fake Steve Jobs website as a commentary on seminary life. At times you are quite successful in this goal, but rather than mere respect for Dr. Carson, I wonder what it means to love him as a brother.

Also, I think hiding behind an anonymous cover is an easy way out. Perhaps there is a time for anonymity, but it also casts doubt on the okay-ness of your material.

I think it's good to not take ourselves too seriously, but it's not cool to be mean.

I would still love to talk to you in person or further on facebook. You have given me something to work with though. I mean there aren't that many white males in their mid twenties at Trinity. At least not with arms that hairy. =)

Anonymous said...


I am a seminary student at another 'reformed' seminary in the south. I have been buying Don Carson books for classes for 5 semisters. (Worship By the Book contains the best single chapter on Worship ever written by you, great Don)

I love this blog. This is all in good fun, and I'd like to add that I have found nothing to be disrespectful. I think the comments about greek accents and telling students that we have covered something (even when the prof didn't) is a universal experience of all those seeking a graduate degree. This is hilarious stuff. My seminary also has an undergraduate college, where the girls have to beware of squinty-eyed mdiv'ers who are on the prowl for a young wife. This is universal stuff. I think that anyone who's not over the age of 40 who stubles onto this will find it hilarious and in no way see it as a blog that is 'mean' or disrespectful.

Felix, give the don a break, please, for all seminarians everywhere!
I know that I would be beaten thoroughly if I posted a fake blog written in the name of one of my seminary's famous prof's, like 'faketomschreiner' or 'fakebruceware,' but that's because my seminary has never ever had a sense of humor, but what do you expect from a seminary that bans alcohol?

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