Thursday, April 29, 2010

God. If only that were true.

Male Middler who is taking his first Credit/No Credit Class: "So, if you take a class as Credit/ No Credit, for your final paper, what do you have to do?"

Male Senior: "Be drunk."

Overheard: After Professor Minkema's last Witch Hunt and Witchcraft class

It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrr!

MDiv: "Oh!  Daylight!"

Monday, April 26, 2010

Imagine this if you were Hindu

Student, preparing for Hebrew Bible exam: "Why is the Bible so loooooong?"

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

There's a fetish for everything!

OT TA:  "That's funny.   When women find out I'm a preacher they seem to want me more."

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I've found my ministry.

Student: "You make going to the bathroom fun."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Does that make the Mayan calendar fresh meat?

Student (chatting about a sermon she is preparing): "The reading from Revelation is doxological.  Pretty, but not a lot of meat to it."
Librarian: "Which is a shame, because there's so much meat in Revelation.  Some of it is crazy meat, but-"
Student 2: "Yeah.  You might want to check the expiration date on that meat."

You were always on my miiiiiiiind.... You were always on my mind

Denys Turner: "You don’t have to think about God all the time in heaven, because God is always with you.  In hell you have to think about God all the time, because there isn’t anything else, and thinking about God all the time with nothing else is hell.  It’s like a divinity school."

Overheard: Medieval Theology, discussing Dante's Inferno  and Paradiso.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

That's "high church" to you, people.

Guest speaker at Anglican Colloquium: "I recommend liturgical protest.  That's what we're good at: putting on dresses and chanting."

Overheard: Anglican Colloquium

Oh drat! I thought it was going to be in 2012.

Student 1 (talking about the New Testament class schedule, we think): "And unfortunately, I'll be in Virginia on the first day of the Apocalypse."

Student 2: "Based on what I've been reading, that's where it might kick off."

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Student titling a day's notes on her computer: "Paul and Sex DAY!!!  And in Church Day!"

Overheard: Intro to the New Testament II

That is a very complicated issue. Dazzling doesn't come easy to everyone.

Prof. Chloe Starr: "Any other brilliant points to dazzle us with?"
Student:  "Well...  Could you frame that another way?"

Overheard: Christianity in SE Asia

Friday, April 2, 2010

The dollar has risen!


That's our rep!

Micah Luce, upon hearing that: "Welcome to YDS, Denys Turner!" might want to see a doctor. or an exorcist.

Denys Turner:  "Augustine called Carthage a hissing cauldron of lust.  You know, I've always wanted to live in a hissing cauldron of lust!  If you can get your lust to hiss..."

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Best place for it!

MDiv: "MIKE!  There is a carrot in my mouth!"

regarding the veggie bowl next to Mike Giaquinto's desk, which has replaced the Candy Bowl, perhaps for Maundy Thursday.