Friday, November 27, 2009

Yeah, that should probably make you uncomfortable.

MAR student: "I guess white is appropriate for today" (wine, that is)
MDiv student: "Is that a colonizer joke?"

Overheard: Thanksgiving Dinner

Awww! I love inclusivity

MAR Student: "Hurry up! We can't pray without the atheist."

Overheard: Thanksgiving Dinner

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mike G, take note. Our safety is in your hands.

YDS Alumnus: "Can you kill those things?"
MAR Student: "No, not yet. I don't have the right jelly beans."

  • Uh oh
  • creepy?
  • on the other hand, these are awesome for training and I'm accepting donations

Monday, November 23, 2009

I love you, whoever you are.

Student 1: "You're all talking about burning heretics, when all of us would probably be the ones being burned under these laws."

Student 2: "No, no, no. It all depends who's in power. If you're in power you get to burn everyone who disagrees. Orthodoxy is the heresy that wins"

Overheard: Refectory

I don't know. Was it a mitre, tiara, crown of thorns, skullcap, or beret?

Student: "The guy in the funny hat is Jesus, right?"

(looking at a slideshow of artist's representation of the resurrection of Jesus)

Overheard: Introduction to the New Testament

Friday, November 20, 2009

It might be time for a brain reboot, sir.

Denys Turner: Oh damn. I've forgotten my memory stick.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Think of it as passing the peace

During Hearty Eucharist:

Student: "I keep wondering if it's inappropriate to say 'cheers' with the blood of Christ."

Overheard: Marquand

Take these baby carrots, they are my fingers, given for thee

Student1: "So, what does this 'Hearty Eucharist' consist of?"
Student2: "What you're really asking is, 'what's in this body of Christ, so I can decide whether I wish to partake?'"...
Student2: Take this hummus. It is my nervous system, given for thee.

Overheard in: Commuter Lounge, just before "Hearty Eucharist."

Monday, November 16, 2009

Good thing these submissions are anonymous

MAR student: "Why didn't the Jesuits use the idea of purgatory with the Indians?"
MDiv 1: "Well, to enter purgatory you have to be baptized at birth."
MDiv 2: "So what about the good souls who weren't baptized?"
MDiv 1: "If you weren't baptized you went to Dante's outermost level of hell. Which isn't bad, but it's not great. It's kinda like Jersey."

Overheard: Transitional Moments of Western Christian History Section

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Who says I don't?

Denys Turner: "The Song of Songs is about GREAT sex. You just all wish you could have sex that good."

Overheard: History of Biblical Interpretation

Is that of the Far or Near Universe?

Prof. David Eastman: "Wait... quick what is that cartoon where all the little robots make the big robot? Yeah... The Trinity is not Voltron."

(Regarding Augustine's interpretation of the Trinity)

Overheard: Patristics

Only if the Holy Spirit is the wind beneath my wings

MDiv student: "Don't you think that Bette* Midler is a Psalmist of our time?"

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Some day you just might

Student: "You should see the things they have in the shape of a penis!"

Overheard: Coffee Shop

That's STYLE, people

MDiv student: "Dorothy Day is Big Willy."

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

Friday, November 6, 2009

This is for her "Tulip" alum

Thank you, Lindsay. Come back.

Prevening Ministerial Misconduct has many layers of benefits

MDiv student: "Show me what good touch is!"

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's all from Adam's rib, of course

MAR student speaking to a costume party attendee: " I want to know: From what did you construct your breasts?"

Overheard: Saints and Sinners