Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Jesus Dress up
I'm personally a big fan of the striped red socks, but only because I want a pair.
Also, this is the second cutest thing in the world (after otters floating in the water holding hands):
Nothing to do with Jesus or YDS, but you can't really do much about it, now can you? Oh, the things you find on Google Images.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Let's just say he loved this. Thanks to Hillary who sent it in.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
If you're at home and happen to hear something that would fit in perfectly at OH@YDS, feel free to submit it. We take anything that's funny, pretty much.
Other than that... Have excellent breaks and in the words of one of my dearest friends, make good choices!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Student 1: Oh, I thought you were playing thumb war.
Student 2: My thumb's a pacifist. (hides thumb) I do not find your thumb worthy of just war!
Student 3: (laughs) How can I explain why that's funny to anyone outside of div school?
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Dean Attridge: I've always said, power corrupts, PowerPoint corrupts absolutely!
Overheard: Advent Party
Parent: Yes, dear, we get it, you've read your Bible, now go talk to Nana.
Overheard at: Family Gathering
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Episcopal convert: Some of my buddies and I actually searched the phone book trying to find a sperm bank where we could donate in order to get cash to buy some beer.
Episcopal friend: When was that?
Episcopal convert: When I was at Oral Roberts.
Overheard: Commuter Lounge
Student 2: Meh, it's just Tony Blair. He puts his pants on one leg at a time like the rest of us.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Student 2: The real thing to worry about is ordering Chinese food and having it ready 5 minutes later.
Overheard: hallway, 30 minutes before NT exam
For everyone in OT:
And for all you NT folks:
Here's something for History of Western Christianity:
Anyone studying Augustine:
Hope these help!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Female Second Career Student: I'm actually kinda warm. But keep in mind that the temperature I'm experiencing is not necessarily the same as what everyone else is.
Overheard: Niebuhr Hall
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Overheard: History of Western Christianity
Student 2: You'll do great. You're modern and Christian and a thinker so it's perfect.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Overheard: Foundations of Christian Worship
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I bet Mary's got plenty of these around the house...
Also, Word to the Wise 1: I don't know who from Princeton Theological Seminary is googling "yale divinity school gossip" but you're not going to find it on here. Keep your internet to yourself, Jersey!
Word to the Wise 2: Make sure you have safe search on when googling this phrase: jesus turkey.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Student: On page two, he says--
Gene Outka: I mean, I just--OK, yes, let's read first. We'll do the fair bit and then I'll say something later.
Overheard in: Religion and Morality
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Overheard: History of Western Christianity
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Overheard: Scripture and Social Ethics
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Student: This is my liberation theology of a six year old!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Overheard: Common Room
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Student: I don't quite understand. I mean, can I ever be just a little wicked?
C. Sharp: Like take the orphan's bread, but don't push him down?..
Overheard in: Godly Skepticism: Ecclesiastes
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Student 2: Are you kidding, that's a turn on in grad school!
Student 1: I use it as a pick-up line at bars.
Student 2: "Hey baby, I've got xx dollars of debt."
Student 1: "Wanna come back to my place and see my loan statements?"
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Student 2: Yeah!
Student 3: Why are you doing that?
Student 2: Because it's important now!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Staff member: How's that been working out for you?
Student 1: Not good!
Overheard: Common Room
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Overheard: Sung Morning Prayer in Chapel
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Student: Up your meds!
Overheard at: OT Interpretation
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Overheard: Common Room
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Student2: That would make a great theological pick-up line: “Hey baby, let’s make a covenant.”
Overheard at: OT
Monday, September 8, 2008
Student 2: But the Greeks were always killing each other!
Student 1: Yeah, but it was always so playful.
Overheard at: HGS
Student 2: You could find a mannish woman.
Student 1: Believe me, I've tried.
Overheard: Commuter Lounge
Sunday, September 7, 2008
YDS is pretty passive-aggressive... at least until we get some drink in us. Then we're just aggressive.
PS: To avoid the appearance of self-promotion and a conflict of interest, those notes are from the Ghost of Coffee Hours Past (and the Ghost of Bookstores Present).
PPS: Donate coffee mugs! And then wash your own. Seriously. It's not that I'm mad... just that I'm disappointed.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Bookstore employee: Yup.
Student: Do I get anything else?
Bookstore employee: Um... Universal adoration. (pause) Actually, it's more like resentment. Universal resentment.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This week: Things Younger Than John McCain
Some highlights include zip codes, Mensa, bendy straws, duct tape, 91% of America and The Grapes of Wrath.
Who knew there were so many things out there younger than presumptive Republican nominee John McCain?
That being said, I'd like to state that this site is non-partisan and will be voting for no one in the fall (since websites can't vote).
Also, happy birthday to my mom, who is the coolest lady I know and, at the ripe age of 29, is also younger than John McCain.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I found an article in Yale Alumni magazine, entitled "Naughty Latin 101."
Underneath the High Street Bridge was some graffiti that read: Optimates Defloreantur ("May the best be deflowered." It's a sly off-color play on ancient Roman sloganeering, which would mean "May the best flourish" but with the de-, you get something else. Something you'd get at Pompeii, says the Yale professor quoted in the article.)
yale divinity school gay
pre-vatican two nuns
divinity depression (I've got a bit of that now, missing YDS... sad.)
the best of what is said about jesus (I personally enjoy The Best of Jesus vol. 2)
the ugly people (We have none... Try the forestry school.)
should i go to yale divinity school (The Magic 8 Ball says reply hazy, try again)
every time you masturbate jesus kills an angel (Why is OH@YDS number 2 on a google search for that? I'm so ashamed.)
when did jesus hug anyone in the bible (Probably after that wedding in Cana... you know, the one with all that wine?)
As fun as these are, I want school to start again so I can actually post something interesting.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
5 year old kid to his little friend, after throwing a coin in the wishing fountain: I wished for JESUS to come alive!
Overheard by Yvette.
"picture of jesus hugging someone"
"good burger Nickelodeon movies" (I'm a bit embarrassed about this one)
"define the difference between divinity and theology" (you're in the wrong place, soldier)
By the way, this is some of the paid advertisements on the bottom of a google search for "yale divinity school":
Update: Oh, some poor soul googled "getting laid yale" and ended up here. How sad... (but hilarious!)
Monday, June 9, 2008
[any professor] + yale divinity school
tootsie roll lyrics meaning
quote on patriarchal society
graduation from yale divinity school thoughts
jake erickson and yale
how hard get into yale divinity school
lindsey theologian yale (my personal favorite)
meaning of tootsie roll
"german pop" blogspot
rock paper scissors meaning
By the way, is there some song called "Tootsie Roll" that I don't know about because I'm hopelessly out of touch with mainstream music?
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Nobody puts YDS grads in the corner! You're all Baby and everybody else is the awkward sister... We'll be cool one day. I'm not sure who Patrick Swayze is. Maybe Dale Peterson.
Feel free to send in any overheards during the summer. Other than that, have a nice time off and try not to think too much about source criticism or eschatology.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Student: Speaking of labia, [student] makes jewelry.
Student: I'm just full of saliva tonight.
Student: I love the sin, but I hate the sinner.
Overheard at: pre-graduation night on the Quad
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Student 2: Oh... That's nice.
Student 1: Yeah, it's on CNN right now.
Student 2: Ooooooh. I thought you meant Jonathon Edwards, the colonial revivalist.
Student 1: No! You're a nerd!
Student 2: Yeah, I thought it was some weird joke and I just didn't get it.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Female Student - No, no you're Calvinist all the way. Even in the ass!
Overheard in: Commuter lounge
Middle-aged white man: What do we need party supplies for?
Middle-aged white woman (loudly): It’s Pentecost next week!!
Highland Park party store
Overheard by duh, obviously
Monday, May 5, 2008
Student 2: (pause) Yeah!
Student 3: He reminds me of that guy that comes alive from the portrait in Ghostbusters 2.
Student 1: Do you think there's a slime river underneath YDS?
Overheard in: Common Room
Student: I'm just going to draw a picture of Jesus hugging someone for all my Rahner answers.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Student 2: The derby! We should have a derby party. It's such an unfortunate time of year for the derby.
Student 1: The only thing [other student] remembers about the derby party a few years ago was drinking a lot of mint juleps and standing on a table in Niebuhr hall singing with [another student].
Overheard at: Commuter Lounge
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
2nd career student: Oh my god - boring! Pfffw.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
(Lost verses of "Give Me That Old Time Religion")
Jonah Bartlett: Can you sing that last verse?
Contestant (singing): We'll sacrifice no virgins/just control your carnal urges/and it's good enough for me.
Jonah Bartlett: Ok, just wanted to make sure that I was safe.
(On the Sacramental Winers and their lovely dresses)
Jonah Bartlett: I didn't know I'd be seeing all my favorite Disney Princesses here tonight!
Overheard at: Div School Idol
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Overheard at: Psalms of Asaph
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Vicky Hoffer (VHoff): Because of the language here, some commentators have suggested that Baal is passing a bowel movement.
(Student 1 and 2 whisper something to each other and giggle)
Vicky Hoffer: No, I'm serious, people actually say this, it's not just me.
Student 1: No, I'm laughing at Student 2. He just punned, "Like a 'Ba'al' movement."
Overheard in: Hebrew
Andre Willis: (pause) Well, what are you thinking about then?
Overheard in: Christianity and Culture
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Overheard at: Preventing Ministerial Sexual Misconduct
Monday, April 7, 2008
Student 1: That's not very pastoral of you.
Student 2: I'm not a pastor. I'm a theologian. We're cold and callous. Drinking is second.
Overheard at: the library
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Overheard: in Medieval Theology
Denys Turner: Kant, in the third Critique, wrote that music was lowest of all the arts because it is farthest away from the verbal. Damn him!
Overheard: in Medieval Theology
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
And God said, "Let there be breaks," and there were breaks. God saw that the breaks were good, and God separated the fun breaks from the work breaks. God called the fun breaks "spring break" and the work breaks God called "reading week." And there was evening, and there was morning - the second semester.
- YDS Genesis 1:1-2
Enjoy your spring break - because I will for you if you don't. Meanwhile, ponder this, left in one of the comments:
"You know you go to Yale Divinity School when...
-You understand jokes about Presbyterians.
-You can often tell who a DaleMail is from just by looking at the subject line.
-You use “He” to refer to God and feel guilty.
-Your TA doesn’t show up for section and you discuss the readings anyway.
Add your own!"
Leave any suggestions in the comments!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Carolyn Sharp: [turns bright red, looks down to contain laughter/uncertainty as to how she should respond] Someone should submit that to Overheard at YDS...
Overheard at: English Exegesis of Amos and Hosea, in reference to Hosea 1-3
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Overheard at: the Yale hockey game
Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Student 2: Me? Why?
Student 1: Because you're little. And you seem fairly pliable or something.
Student 3: Ya, you have short legs. You could shoot out of an elephant's mouth or something.
Overheard at: the Common Room
Andre Willis: And Christ the transformer... hah, wasn't that movie called Transformers... of culture.
Overheard at: Christianity and Culture
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Overheard in: Sacred Music in the Western Christian Tradition
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Student 1: I just don't get it. There is a little, city-sized hole in the county, and the city doesn't get to be part of the county, it's something else, like a city.
Student 2: Right. The city isn't part of the county, although being within the geographical bounds of the county, its status as a city exempts it from the county.
Student 1: I just don't get it.
Student 3: Think about it in terms of the dual natures of Christ!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
(On Liturgy in the Pseudo Denys)
Denys Turner: ...Smells, Bells and the Lot...
Denys Turner: In the YEAR OF OUR LORD 500--and stuff the political correctness.
(On a 1960s Scouse translation of the Bible)
Denys Turner: At one point you have Jesus nattering to Nicodemus....
Overheard In: Medieval Theology
Denys Turner: Oh stop looking so amazed; the next time I chatter on for an hour, kick me in the shins and tell me to shut up.
Denys Turner: Is there a Book of Mary? I always felt that reading the Gnostics was bad for one's soul.
Denys Turner: Well PCs are basically Protestants and Catholics aren't they? Now we have ones which we rely on icons to operate--so Protestants are basically using Catholic computers since theirs aren't good enough--because, before, we had 'Protestant' ones where you had to type the commands; you really did have to rely only on 'the Word....'
Overheard In: Medieval Preaching
Student in the back: No!
Another student: Don't say Barth, don't say Barth...
Overheard in: Theology and Cinema
Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Bob Wilson: I got so excited about flying saucer cults last week that I forgot to mention...
Bob Wilson: Not everybody who goes and drinks a bottle of vodka are considered shamans by the Tunga. Some are just thought to have an alcohol problem.
Overheard at: Apocalypticism
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Carlos Eire: Necrophilia? Perhaps, but that's what the Renaissance is all about.
Overheard at: Reformation Europe
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Denys Turner: Oh, Methodists do get drunk at dinner parties.
Overheard at: YDS Hallway
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Librarian: Aaaaand, there you are in Orbis.
Lady 1: There we are! Whoo!
Lady 2: You have no idea how awesome that is!
Student (muttering): Too much excitement, too much excitement.
Overheard at: Circ desk
Monday, January 14, 2008
(On 95 Thesis)
Craigo-Snell: All these things have been said before but Luther had friends with armies.
(On Letty Russell)
Craigo-Snell: May she kick ass in glory!!
Overheard at: Systematics II
Div Student: What is it?
Dad: Well, when the leader says we're going to talk about epiphany this week and explains what it is, I'm going to say, "Oh! So that's what epiphany means!"
Div Student: You're going to pretend to have an epiphany about what epiphany means?
Div Student: (pause) You're lame.
Well, I'm back, and since one of my primary goals in life is to entertain myself, you all should help out and send all that eavesdropping you've been doing for me. Since, you know, I was totally productive and didn't spend the entire break watching Scrubs or anything...