Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gotta love the vag

(noting high HIV infection rates for male-to-male sexual contact and heterosexual sexual contact)
Kristen Leslie: The whole lesson here is to be a lesbian!

Overheard: GLBTQ pastoral care

The most logical answer is, of course, the rapture

Sister: Did I tell you about when I thought you were all raptured? I tried calling you, mom, and dad one Sunday morning and no one answered. Finally I got through to [brother] and he wasn't sure where [sister-in-law] was... I was freaked.
Student: ... It was Sunday morning during church... We were all at church.
Sister: Kind of like the second coming.
Student: Nope. Not at all.

I vote poison or sting operation

Student: I'm a little disturbed by the amount of people that have suggested poison at a way to figure out who is the Refectory thief.

I'm a bigger fan of roboting for Christ

Student: I pop and lock for Christ all the time.

For NT, yes

Student: Is it exegesis-fun-time yet?

Overheard: Common Room

... he IS an organist, you know.

M.Div. Student: I think the end of [the hymn] outed [the organist].

overheard: coffee hour

I wanna evangelize you

Student preacher: I'm obviously gay. In the conversion scale, I'd be a twofer!

overheard in Marquand Chapel

Monday, March 30, 2009

Next puzzle is my dipolma

Bill Goettler (to two students working on a 2,000 piece puzzle of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper in the common room): You know, there are only so many ways to say, "I'm almost outta here."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Overheard at HDS? yeah, right.

To the person who came here by searching "overheard at harvard divinity school": You only WISH they were as cool as we are. Aw, snap.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It thinks you're funny too... may not help on the exam though

1st year MAR, considering praying over her study outline for OT: I've been finding prayer funny lately!

They live on it when they're ice fishing!

Denys Turner: The Lutherans all congregate around Lake Wobegon, don't they?

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

The only thing that would make you better is if you had cheese inside!

Small Child: What's *your* name?
Frank Griswold: My name is Frank.
Small Child: Frank? That's my dad's favorite kind of hot dog!

Overheard @: BDS community eucharist

Get that kid an octodog!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Eyes to yourself

Student: The inaugural poet caught me liturgically cruising her in chapel today.

Maybe he shouts "celery!"

(staff tosses up a piece of celery and catches it in his mouth, makes excited noise)
Student: If that's the noise he makes when he catches celery, I wonder what noise he makes when he orgasms.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Not "get me a sandwich"?

God, to Moses: Well, sweetheart, I'm gonna make it simple. Just four words: "Let my people go."

overheard: Marquand Chapel

no babies no babies no babies

Kristen Leslie: They argue that it's anti-family because gay people can't have sex for procreation.
Straight female student to gay student (quietly): We have one thing in common... We've both never had sex for procreation.

overheard: glbtq pastoral care

It was just spring break? What did you do?!

(introducing in class)
Student 1: This is [name], my boyfriend, visiting for the week. He even did some of the reading!
Student 2: (under breath) More than I did…

Fire truck as herse?

(describing church funerals with no liturgies)
Teresa Berger: ...then you go to the woods and let the fire department bury you.

Overheard: In the Face of Death class

but Jesus can, so it doesn't matter

(during the time for prayer)
M.Div student: I can't feel my shoulder anymore.

overhead at: Tuesday's Marquand Chapel service about covenant

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yes! You first.

(after getting stones at chapel door)
Student: Are we stoning someone today?

Overheard: Chapel

Saturday, March 21, 2009

It's no Equus, though

Church member 1: So what's the deal with sex and horses in Jane Austen?
Church member 2: There is a bit of that, isn't there? Well you know what the literary critics say about dancing and sex in Jane Austen...

Overheard At: Church Coffee Hour

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Student: In my midterm, I was talking about the fury of Yahweh... but I actually wrote "the furry of Yahweh."

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A new way to waste your time

Since I know you don't have anything better to do during break, these are BRILLIANT.

Bible Fight

The Brick Testament

I challenge you to a Bible Fight after break. Practice up, folks.

Links courtesy of Terry and my brother.

Friday, March 6, 2009

It's ok if it's consensual.

Student 1: Have fun on the McDougal drunk train tonight... I hope no one takes advantage of you.
Student 2: I'll be fine. I'm going with [student] so we'll probably just take advantage of each other.

But his kid's adorable!

Student on Joel Baden: I imagine his kid crapping and him making some sarcastic comment.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Student: Hehehehe, did you know the Slifka Center is on Wall St. by Temple? hehehehe...

Monday, March 2, 2009

In invasion of the body snatchers?

Ed Waggoner: So, the question is, when do the Christians get bodysnatched?

Overheard: Theologies of Militarization

That's what I call makin' babies!

Student 1: Then we would ask 'Where did this student go?' Well, she was in the forest, making babies.
Student 2: What? Out of twigs?

Overheard in Commuter Lounge

Like ghosts with platinum cards

Student 1: We have lots of buildings but no people. You have more buildings with more no people.
Student 2: How many more no people?
Student 3: We have expensive no people.

Overheard in Commuter Lounge

Pretty big reason

Student 1: Oh, why didn't I become a nun?
Student 2: Because you like sex?

Yes, yes it was.

Gay student: Oh my god, it's Monday and I forgot to buy my tickets for Rufus Wainwright. (pause) That was the most whiny gay thing I've ever said.