Sunday, December 2, 2012

Get ready, yunguns.

Older parishioner: "I hate the golden years."

The ham was found blameless!

"It was the buffet version of the Daniel miracle."

--Bruce Gordon, telling a story about his dogs astonishingly not touching the Christmas ham when they broke into the house on Christmas Eve

Finally. Something.

(overheard while MDivs are talking about Calvinism)

Lutheran M.Div: "Fist-pound for baggage I don't have. Hashtag!"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yale is full of buboes.

Bruce Gordon: "On Wednesday I'll continue the conversation with a discussion on death and the plague, a rather fitting topic given the number of empty desks today."

Overheard: Transitional Moments

Pish. The vagina is the ontological source.

MDiv 1: "Jesus has a vagina."
MDiv 2: "Jesus has a vagina?"
MDiv 2: "Yes. We deconstructed Jesus and discovered that he has a vagina."
MDiv 2: "What are you talking about?"
MDiv 1: "It's called an ontological void. Whatever that means."

Monday, October 29, 2012

Good. You were paying attention first semester.

3rd year M.Div: "I don't know about Jesus as a great Moral teacher. He was God, and God doesn't always make the best moral decisions"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Judas probably WAS a good kisser. Sinner.

On reading Matt 26:49

Student translating: "And immediately he came up to Jesus and said, 'Greetings, Rabbi.' And kissed him fervently."

Another Student: "Hey, maybe this is just the first evidence of speaking in tongues."

Monday, October 22, 2012

Defeated by footsies!

Bob Wilson: "...but that was when David was off playing footsies with the Philistines."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Well I guess SOMEONE found her calling...

Teresa Berger: "Liturgical studies is the most fascinating this you can do with your clothes on."

Overheard: Foundations of Christian Worship

Friday, October 12, 2012

And dancing. Dancing is super queer.

MAR: "Queer?  I don't do anything queer.  Except gay sex."

No, I like it because it makes me think of Gandalf.

Boyfriend to MDiv: "Do you like my beard because it makes you think of Jesus?"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

This is one of her specialties.

MAR: "You're wearing such bright colors on such a gloomy day."
Adela Collins: "When there's no sun, you have to make your own."

But will it melt in your mouth?

MDiv: "People here at too uptight. Intellectuals are too uptight. We have the truth in the palm of our hands. There's no reason to be uptight!"

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Well now you can minister to Him.

MDiv. Student: "I feel like sometimes in our conversations, Jesus is being marginalized."

Overheard: Common Room.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Welp. That's enough overheards for today.

Female MDiv: "It was like Jesus was flowing through my mouth!"

Overheard: Common Room

Here all night! Tip your servers! Ba-ding!

A certain NT scholar at YDS*: "You've heard the one about how to separate the men from the boys in ancient Greece?"

Former NT professor: "No, do tell."

Certain scholar: "With a crowbar!"

Overheard: New Testament Interpretation (discussion of Romans 1)

*You have two strong contenders.  Go domestic.

I've often felt the same reading Revelation

Student, reading a complex article written in the late 1960s: "I would like her more if I thought this article was drug-induced."

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Library student worker, to an exiting researcher: "See you tomorrow."
Female Researcher working on a book: "No you won’t. I have to visit another library."
Librarian: "You’re cheating on us?"
Female Researcher working on a book:  "Sorry, but as much as I like this library, there’s not that many prostitutes here."

Explanation, the researcher is working on book about prostitution. Or, she's "working" on a "book" about prostitution"."  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Church pastors never feel this way. Definitely not ever.

Carolyn Sharp: "Foes—I mean—folks in the pews. Ha. Foes in the pews. If you've read Freud... I'll have to process that later with my spiritual director."

Overheard in OT I

Maybe you can slurp it up 101 Dalmations-style. That would be cute.

MAR:  "My management of my interpersonal life is equivalent to a five-year-old's management of spaghetti on a plate."