Saturday, June 20, 2009

No boos!

Student 1: So the real question is, who is taking over Overheard at YDS?
Me: [amazing student]!
Student 2: Yay!
Student 3: Yeah!
Student 4: Booo?

overheard: graduation bbq

As an official graduate of YDS, it's time for me to leave the ranks of you commoners and start living the high life as an alum. Rest assured, you are in wonderful hands. I trust my replacement to find the funniest, wittiest, most theologically ridiculous quotes possible, but she can't do it without you. You can submit quotes through the comments as usual or email them to our new email address at

I will be with you always, to the end of the age.*

*Just in another state. Come visit?? Also, assuming the apocalypse comes, I'm going to be in need of an expert. Second Temple students, I'm looking at you.

We have a lot to teach the older generations

Second Career MDiv student: "It's true! Someone told me they saw it on Facebook!"

Let's not confuse the two

Student 1: (translating) The prophet led the children out of the temple and into the desert.
Professor: Good. Soooo, kind of a sketchy prophet there.
Student 2: Bet he didn't have safe sex training . . . I mean safe church. Oh, whatever the euphemism is.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Is he using a revolving door?

Student: Does Greek have the ability to tell you if Jesus is coming or going?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

How about "howdy" and "corn pone"?

Professor: If you're the kind of person who translates the second person plural as "y'all," then the proper translation of "Mello" is "is fixin' te"

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Some languages die for good reasons

Professor: Of course, that grammar rule is not hard and fast.
Student: It's just hard.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The real consequence of divorce

Student: I mean, these children are going to two different places.
Professor: It's the children of heaven and the children of earth.
Student: Oh. Two sets of kids.

Is the inverse necessarily true?

Student 1: Can you explain that again?
Professor: Well, -
Student 1: Wait. Got it.
Student 2: You're such a great teacher, you don't even have to say anything.