Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The job market is tough these days

MDiv #1: "So anyway, in this book, she was trying to sell herself for money."
MAR: "What else would you sell yourself for? Lima beans?"
MDiv #2: "I would never sell myself for lima beans. I might sell myself for tofu, though."

Overheard: on Prospect Street

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What about Baal(s)?

Guest preacher: Where did Esther get the gumption? Can I say, where did she get the balls?
Voice from congregation: No!
Guest preacher: Well, I can't think of any other way to say it.

Overheard in Marquand worship

Not even on Halloween?

Patrick Evans: We've never had a bad nun in Marquand.

Overheard: in the hall

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Like David, the boy in the bubble?

Mdiv student, speaking on personal boundaries: My bubble? It's firm.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Not even a Cardinal?

Teresa Berger: "I don't believe the Trinity is two men and a little bird."

Overheard in Foundations of Christian Worship

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Not according to your Hebrew Bible students...

John Collins: I live for the caffeine.

Overheard at: Coffee Hour

Monday, September 21, 2009

Well, that depends...

Student : So hopefully I'm fertile...

Overheard in: Pope Seminar Room

Thursday, September 17, 2009

mysterious ways

Lecturer: I was listening to a sermon where the preacher used an example of God as a laxative, which really wasn't a good idea.

Student: So you could say God moved them...

Overheard: Intro to Christian Worship

Monday, September 14, 2009

Preparing leaders for church and world

Student 1 (looking at the Drug Prevention that came with our id stickers): This is insulting.

Student 2: I prefer to think of it as a helpful guide to what to take, and when. For example, it says that tonight I should be taking meth, so I can concentrate on the 100 pages I need to read and not sleep.

Overheard in Commuter Lounge

Or: 'I should have had beans for lunch.'

Tom Troeger: [Imagine] you want to get to Jesus, but can't because of the crowd. What are you thinking?

Student: Hey, can you act like a leper?

Overheard in: Principles of Preaching

Getting bigger, apparently

Student, opening a king-size Snickers bar after eating a huge refectory sandwich: I don't need to eat this. What am I doing with my life?

Friday, September 11, 2009

So, is House of the Lord like craft time?

Student 1: I have done NOTHING since classes started.

Student 2: It's Yale Divinity Summer Camp. It's great!

Heard in: Commuter lounge

I was hoping Kate Spelman was somehow involved. Alas, no.

And delicious!

Student's spouse: Tsatsiki sauce has yogurt and cucumbers in it. It's like an expensive facial for your mouth.

Heard in: The Refectory

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Look busy

Sign posted on seminar room S100: The Messiah has moved to Niebuhr.

You're like a pirate!

Student: The Episcopalians put lime in my gin. I approve. It may be the only citrus I get this year.

Overheard in: Commuter Lounge

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Can we use that in chapel?

Margot Fassler: Your brain is naked.... You're a rattle with one pea!

Overheard in: Chant and Liturgy in the Latin Middle Ages

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

That's what scientists are known for

Student: You should socialize with people from other schools . . . (talking about science grad students) They're all pretty down there. It's no fair. They never see the sun.

Overheard in: Commuter Lounge