Sunday, November 30, 2008

A rock at the foot of a tree?

Random patron: If your dog wins the Oedipal struggle...


Random patron: So I asked him, which do you want to be, a tree or a rock?

Overheard: Koffee on Audubon

Someone's working for the wrong team...

Bryan Spinks: Some say the liturgy is meant to be an earthly reflection of what happens in Heaven. In that case, I think we've all seen liturgies that would rather make us want to go to The Other Place.

Overheard: Foundations of Christian Worship

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Your bible is a wonderland

Student 1: How was SBL?
Student 2: It was a Bible Wonderland!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a lovely Thanksgiving! Here's a Jesus-turkey for you:

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

I think it's a great solution

(complaining about someone on facebook)
Student 1: You know what? I'm just going to defriend him. That'll solve all my problems.
Student 2: Welcome to adulthood.

Thanks for being not square?

Willis Jenkins: Thanks for being circular today.

Overheard: Bonhoeffer and King

You must feel strongly about this

Tom Troeger: If any of you ever preach a boring sermon, may you go to hell, because there is one thing that the Gospel is not and that is boring.

I was in class and I'm not even sure I can pronounce those words

Christopher Beeley: Not all monophysites were aphthartodocetists.

Overheard: Patristics

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You're so fair... I bet you think this class period is about you, 'bout you

(after a longish debate over whether an author accurately describes his own project)
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

I'll try that with my final papers

(on Catcher in the Rye)
Student: Here's what I don't get about that postmodern literature... it's like they just didn't proofread and called it a new genre. They wrote on a toilet paper roll and stopped when the roll ran out.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

But they do so much for your legs, even as symbols of societal expectations for women

Mike Giaquinto: It's been a long time since I've worn high heels but I remember them being not very comfortable.

The Rhineland cities don't move like those other cities

Bruce Gordon: I'm sorry... you'll see I've taken this [map] from a cruise website, but the cities haven't changed.

Overheard: History of Western Christianity

Monday, November 17, 2008

Yeah, and Tron

(cuddling with friends)
Gay student: I feel like a straight man! Cuddle, my women! Make me some beans!
Female student 1: Beans?
Gay student: Is that what straight men like?


Student to other student: Well, it could be true and I still wouldn't sleep with you.

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'll stand in solidarity with polar bears

Carolyn Sharp: I'm quite sure that puffins and polar bears were not part of Jeremiah's people, but you could decide that polar bears are part of your people (as a prophetic strategy of ecological solidarity).

Overheard: Scripture and Social Ethics

Because that's too easy

TA Marcus Elder: Why couldn't God have inspired something more straightforward like Plato's Timaeus?

Overheard: History of Western Christianity

Friday, November 14, 2008

And just as delish

Student discussing Cyril of Alexandria: We got a man-god on our hands... Like peanut butter and jelly in one jar.

Overheard: Patristics section

Heck yeah it has!

(singing outside classroom door)
Gene Outka: It's Friday and the frivolousness has started already!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ˈbī-bəl, actually

Susan Olson: What are you putting out signs for? I don't understand your sign.
Joel Baden: What word don't you understand? Is it this one: bee-ble? Bib-lee?

Overheard: Outside Dale Peterson's office

Monday, November 10, 2008

With fabric softner!

Mark Miller: Do that thing, I don't know what it's called but you get real soft.

Overheard: Gospel Choir

Dale Peterson is more like the good witch!

(Dale Peterson walks in room)
Student 1: If Dale Peterson had a theme song, what would it be?
Student 2: [sings flying monkey song from Wizard of Oz]
Student 1: [speechless]

... to the candy bowl.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

"And then a whale jumped over me and I touched its belly!"

(listening to Will You Be There, the Free Willy theme song)

Student: This is my liberation theology of a six year old!

Beeley would be proud

MAR Student 1: Why do you have two name tags?
MDiv Student 1: I'm consubstantial.

Overheard: Patristics Section

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Black bean or hummus? So hard.

(staring at tray of free, leftover wraps)
Student 1: Man, this is tough... Why did there have to be three choices?
Student 2: The point of this place is to challenge you.

Or Gene Simmons of the Bible

John Collins: King Solomon bedded 1100 women... he's like the Magic Johnson of the Bible.

Overheard: Chapel

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

TMI, personally

Student 1: What are you exegeting in Leviticus?
Second Career Student: Sex!
Student 2: Why are you doing that?
Second Career Student: Well, it's probably the closest I'm going to get!

Overheard: Section

I won't... don't worry

1st Year MAR: I won’t be home between class and church tonight, so feel free to have me not there.

A world of pasta but no tomatoes

Student 1: Why do you have so little sauce on your noodles?
Student 2: It's a feat of endurance to see how little sauce I can use... I'm the David Blaine of pasta.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

If it's like 2000, you could be in there for awhile

Student: I'm going to the library until the election's over.

Overheard: Refectory

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ugh indeed

Student 1: Ugh, I have to be here till 5.
Student 2: Aw, what for?
Student 1: Stupid Jesus.

But what about the not-awesome? Screw 'em!

Student: I have a preferential option for the awesome.

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

But there is a guest worker program! From where? Purgatory?

Student: I bet there are no illegal workers in heaven.

Overheard: Common Room

It's me... I just wanted to see you get confused

Student: What's that noise? Is that you? (pause) Oooh, that's me! Someone's trying to gChat with me!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Plus you'd have a sweet knight suit

Student: If I could have any job in the world, it would be the knight guarding the Holy Grail. 1: You'd be guarding the Holy Grail. 2: You'd be guarding the Holy Grail with a sword. 3: You'd have limited human contact.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Spooky, Scary

Have any really awesome religious/YDS themed Halloween costumes? Send pictures to me (lmb78 (a) and I'll post them!