Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I just found some of your old submissions.  They got lost in rerouted inboxes (at least two).  If you want someone to blame... blame... uh.. MIKE!  Dale Mail!

Also, we're accepting applications.  They can involve your wit and good Belgian-style beer.  (I do love the Trappists.)

But then all the wee Levites marched to the candy forest and sat on toadstools. The End. Go to sleep.

Robert Wilson: "So from this we can see that, indeed, all was not well in Levite-land."

Other suggestions? I know you're out there, unicorns.

First Year MDiv: "By the way, there should be a 'Which King of Israel/Judah are you?' personality test, which has only negative results."

"You got MANASSEH... you spoil everything."
"You got JEROBOAM... you're a dirty rotten idolater.
"You got DAVID... you fornicating douchebag."
"You got JEHOAHAZ... nobody cares about you."

I love goats. But not love love.

MAR 1 (who is gay): "It's just hard for me to feel comfortable with someone."
MAR 2: "It's just your cathnostic side coming out."
1: "It's not...I just want to have sex with...a person."
2: "What else would you have sex with?"
1: "Well, according to my uncle...a goat."

Overheard: Annand Spirituality Room:

Yeah, you know you should be an MDiv, right?

MAR: "I was about to ask you a question but I realized I would have been imposing my confusion onto you."
MDiv: "Thanks for not colonizing my mind."

Overheard: Before the Transitional Moments Exam

So, most of our fellas are "days"...?

2nd year: "I met some great div school lesbians this week!"
Straight friend: "OMG I love disbians!"

Overheard: Berkeley

Bacteria, for sure!

MDiv: "What is your favorite medieval weapon?  Christianity doesn't count."

Overheard: YDS Day of Service

Oooh. I had been going about this all wrong.

Robin Leaver: "Justin Martyr, an apologist. And that does not mean 'I'm sorry, I'm Christian'."

Graduating student pics are happening now, by the way! Maybe if you tip well...

2nd year student: "All I want is a head shot and a topless pic.  Is that too much to ask?"

Overheard: Back buildings

How many of you had to look up stentorian in the dictonary? Admit it.

Fred Simmons: "I will try to affect a stentorian presence for you."

Overheard: Christian Ethics

All the MDivs nod their heads

Ed Waggoner: "Where was I? Oh yes.  Scurrying back under the rocks of academic theology."

Overheard: Systematic Theology

Monday, March 28, 2011

Why does this make me think of toadstools?

Student: “It’s a little pedagogically confused.”

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Yeah, I keep hearing that from my professors

Kate Ott: "You have a wealth of limited information!"

Overheard: Body and Soul

Did he use Autotune?

Bruce Gordon on Zwingli: "This is going to sound really geekish, but I have one if his CDs."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"It's not a complete list!"

Teresa Berger: "Any faith tradition worth its salt will tell you what to do with your food, your time, your genitals, and your money.  Otherwise it's not a real religion."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Grab a beret and hunch over!

MDiv, caught wandering in a field in rural France: "Quick!  Be French!"

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A giant squid!

John Collins: "I don't know why people insist that the big fish in Jonah is a whale.  He might as well have been swallowed by a Tuna."

Overheard: OT Interpretation