Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oh, honey. Consider that a gift!

First year M.Div: "I look good in dim lighting, really."

(lamenting the quality of the Div School apartments)

Like a rabbit and a top hat, right?

Episcopal Dean: "Sometimes you just have to stick the chalice under the bonnet and hope for the best!"

on the perils of serving communion wine at the altar rail on Easter Sunday

Reach, brothers and sisters. Reach!

Student: "You mean we have to live up to the jazz hands."

Overheard: Gospel choir

Monday, November 22, 2010

Maybe your office smells nice. Like incense. I don't know. Maybe it's an Episcoposse secret. Y'all are high church and whatnot.

Student: "Are you extending office hours to talk about the paper?"
Christopher Beeley: "I'm extending office hours because I can.  I have no idea why people want to talk to me."

Overheard: Anglican I

Then Walt Disney is God.

Miroslav Volf: "This is the Mickey Mouse account of incarnation."

Overheard: Systematic Theology

Friday, November 19, 2010

Keep trying, little one.

At a Thanksgiving party:

MDiv 1: "Will someone clean my rooooom?"
MDiv 2: "No."
MDiv 1: "How do you know?! Someone might!"
MDiv 2: "Oh.  Excuse me for being the prophetic voice here."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

We all have a gift.

Student 1: "We're all terrible sinners!"
Student 2: "Actually, we're pretty good at it."

Watch out for them. Never trust the friendly ones.

Mark Miller: "This song was written by a Canadian, and it's wildly popular in the Midwest.  Who knows it?"
MDiv: "I do."
Mark Miller: "Are you from the Midwest?"
MDiv:  "No.  But I knew some Canadians . . . once."
Mark Miller: "It happens to the best of us."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

You might be in the wrong place if that makes you uncomfortable.

Student, walking to the south wing: "I like that one random photo of the guy painting. He looks way less dorky than everyone else there."

Monday, November 8, 2010

I would stop for a burrito first.

Baden: "Why did the Israelite spies go right to the prostitute's house when they entered Jericho? I don't know.  I guess what happens in Jericho stays in Jericho."

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Old Testament? You mean Part 1, right?

Student: “I preached my sermon on the Old Testament and didn’t mention Jesus until the LAST paragraph. Nora Tubbs Tisdale would have had a fit.”

Overheard: Outside Latourette Hall

Monday, November 1, 2010

Which borough is that?

MDiv 1: "Are you a Giants fan?"
MDiv 2: "No you're thinking of [Person X]. She's the Giants fan."
MDiv 1: "Oh. Well, she'll perish in everlasting fire."

Overheard: Sarah Smith Gallery