Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Jesus Dress Up

A website for your consideration:

Jesus Dress up

I'm personally a big fan of the striped red socks, but only because I want a pair.

Thanks, Katelyn.

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.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Darth Joseph

Jesus, I am your father.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Joseph... you are NOT the father!

Ok, so here's a little background into my life. My freshman year of college, my good friend Jon lived down the hall from me and we looooved Maury Povich. I can't tell you how many hours of my life I spent watching paternity tests, boot camps and makeovers. Even now, anything I find even remotely related to Maury gets sent to Jonny with a message of my undying love.

Let's just say he loved this. Thanks to Hillary who sent it in.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

End of semester!

Happy End of Semester! For some of us, that's more exciting than Christmas or any other holiday - except for those in Bob Wilson seminars. Have fun writing your papers over break, suckers.

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

Don't even try

(watching other students)
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

My hand barely survived

(On the patristics examination)
Student: Well, we survived. And I'm sure he will take that into account.

Overheard in the Commuter Lounge

Don't make me reboot you

Student, to laptop: Yes, I know the program is not responding...that is why I am trying to end task!

In the Common Room

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hey, you teach the class. Do what you want.

Jeremy Hultin: This was great! This is high-level Bible study... I wish we could do this all the time!

Overheard: NT Exam Review Session

This is one corrupt place

Student 1: I just think I should take some basic educational theory classes: modes of learning, PowerPoint, SmartBoards, all that jazz.
Dean Attridge: I've always said, power corrupts, PowerPoint corrupts absolutely!

Overheard: Advent Party

Not only have I read my Bible, I've been tested on it... so YOU talk to Nana.

Student: Wow, this Chardonnay is so redolent of honey, I'm just looking for the locusts!
Parent: Yes, dear, we get it, you've read your Bible, now go talk to Nana.

Overheard at: Family Gathering


(On Valentinus' Gospel of Truth)
Christopher Beeley: Creation is an illusion.
Student (to another): So there's no Archie Moore's?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

An ecumenical amen, maybe

(regarding Evangelical and Ecumenical Women's Caucus)
Randall Balmer: We know what happens when you get 'ecumenical' in there... can I get an amen?!

Overheard: Evangelicalism

Marty McFly, maybe

Student (typing): Oops. Just wrote that Marty was theotokos.

Overheard: Library

Either completely awesome or just a little freaky

This overheard is a few years old, submitted by an '04 alum:

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

A forthcoming publication

1st Year MDIV: Yeah, I refrained from going into my fractal theory of the Trinity on the exam.

I'm coming to your bunker

Student: I can't wait for the apocalypse. I think I'm more prepared than most people.

Yeah, but for a while he was putting on his pants while Prime Minister

Student 1: I was going to go to that Blair lecture last week because I thought it might be my last chance, but then I didn't.
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

Promptness is good -most- of the time

Student 1: I sent the person I was asking for a PhD reference my materials at 9 this morning, and then all the recommendations were in by 1. I'm not offended by form letters, but I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Student 2: The real thing to worry about is ordering Chinese food and having it ready 5 minutes later.

Might want to mention that AFTER he grades the exams

NT student to Jeremy Hultin: Are you having a nice day? I'm not having a nice day.

Overheard: hallway, 30 minutes before NT exam

Study help from youtube

It's finals week, and I thought I would try to help out as best as I can.

For everyone in OT:

And for all you NT folks:

Here's something for History of Western Christianity:

Anyone studying Augustine:

UCC Polity:

Hope these help!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Surprised by life-giving awesomeness

Female student: Do you stock things that only women need? We're mostly prepared, but sometimes we're surprised by something other than joy, right?

Overheard: Student Book Supply

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wait until I have ketchup

Student: Lord, give me hot dogs... but not yet.

Hot flashes are almost better than a wool sweater

Student 1: It's freezing in here! Are you cold?
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

Be a fan!

If you're on Facebook, you can now be a fan of Overheard at YDS. I love you, so please love me back? I swear, if I had a nickel for every time I've said that...

You could not pitch the ball at all, I suppose

Bruce Gordon: Let me be clear on this, just because I’ve gotten a lot of emails about it. Both questions will be on the exam. You just prepare one. Is everyone clear on that? I can’t pitch the ball any slower.

Overheard: History of Western Christianity

Does that mean you have to be a martyr to do well on that subject?

Student 1: I'm going to start this Modern Christian Thought paper... I'm so nervous about it, but I'm finally motivated to get started on it.
Student 2: You'll do great. You're modern and Christian and a thinker so it's perfect.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Or Romeo and Juliet

Student: Numbers is where the dude stabs the dude for banging the Moabite chick, right?

What a welcome

Current student to prospie: Who the hell are you?

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

Monday, December 8, 2008

Power of the Res-erection

Student: Jesus is my stimulus package.

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

Do they make power blue Dr Martens?

Student: She has such a thing for the Virgin Mary... She's gay for the Virgin Mary!

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

Sunday, December 7, 2008

They don't really make inflatable creches

Student: I had forgotten what secular Christmas parties were like... Santas everywhere!

A dime a dozen

Student (introducing someone): Here's a straight, single guy at div school.
Visiting Friend: Oh wow, no way!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

You go first.

Student (looking around): We need some more notable people to die... the walls are kinda bare on this one side.

Overheard: Common Room

Monday, December 1, 2008

Oooh, innuendo!

Student 1: How many mailboxes are there?
Student 2: The better question is how many female boxes are there.

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

What a compliment

Student: Your gloves pull off homeless Michael Jackson like no other.

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

Bleeding red, white and Barth

Student 1: I'm sorry, I just, I just bleed theology right now.
Student 2: I mean, look! Karl Barth is coming out of my veins!

Overheard: Coffee Hour