Category Archives: Color Commentary

New Celebrity Bloggers and New Liturgical Feasts

In what will surely become an Emmy-winning video, the Supreme Executive Committee is pleased to share news on several fronts. Watch now! Remember to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the SEC on October 29, as Scott and Tim celebrate their individual birthdays October 28 and October 30. It’s like Presidents’ Day, only more […]

Episcopal Youth Meet Lent Madness and a Vote is Taken

About 800 youth and hundreds of adults at the Episcopal Youth Event received a rare visit from the Supreme Executive Committee today. Tim and Scott invited participants to cast the first vote of Lent Madness 2015, deciding whether St. Francis of Assisi or St. Gabriel the Archangel would earn a spot on the bracket. Here’s […]

Behind the Curtain at the SEC Annual Spring Retreat

As devoted Lent Madness fans will know, Tim and Scott (a.k.a. the Supreme Executive Committee) meet every spring to unpack and contextualize the previous Lent Madness and engage in vision-casting and missional strategy for the next year. This year’s meeting is taking place at various coffee shops in and around Cincinnati. The meeting began with […]

An Interview with Julia Frakes, Actual Celebrity Blogger

At Lent Madness HQ, as you know, we monitor the internet for Lent Madness action very carefully. Not long ago, we noticed that Julia Frakes — fashion writer, blogger, stylist and model — is a Lent Madness fan. You can read her stuff in lots of places, but her tumblr is a good spot with […]

What is Spy Wednesday?

As you know, the¬†Supreme Executive Committee¬†has declared that the final battle for the Golden Halo will take place tomorrow on Spy Wednesday. Several of you have asked us about this unusual name for the Wednesday in Holy Week. Ever willing to educate and inspire, we are only too happy to oblige. Spy Wednesday gets its […]

Palm Sunday at Lent Madness

Here is today’s update from Archbishop John Chrysostom and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, in which they preview the Faithful Four. There are two important things you should do: Because we are incredibly close to our goal of 10,000 likes on our Facebook page, make sure you immediately contact all your friends and invite them to like […]

Tim Sees Dead People

Fr. Tim Schenck, member of the SEC and proud ferret owner, goes on camera to speak with everyone’s favorite deceased archbishops. Yes, it’s time for today’s update from Archbishop John Chrysostom and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, featuring an interview with Tim. There’s a shout out for 50 Days of Fabulous, which is a great way to […]

Of Winners and Losers

After a very close vote on Thomas Merton vs. Charles Wesley, the Supreme Executive Committee carefully reviewed all the votes. We are sorry to say that we found two instances of voter cheating, both attempting to support Merton. A voter in Springfield, Missouri, voted 21 times for Merton, while a voter in Colorado Springs, Colorado, […]

Chase Away the LMW Blues

Gripped by Lent Madness Withdrawal (LMW) today? Wondering what to do, since you can’t check the voting tallies every two minutes? Trying to figure out how you’ll contain yourself until it’s time to vote on Monday? We’re here to help. First, you might like to take advantage of some excellent resources from Forward Movement. With […]

Lent Madness love from NPR

If you woke up to the sound of Tim’s voice this morning, we apologize. If your commute was rudely interrupted by talk of Lent Madness, we’re sorry. If you spilled your skinny latte all over yourself and nearly drove your Volvo off the road at the mention of the Golden Halo, we’re not liable (according […]