Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Thomas Merton vs. Philander Chase

In today’s match-up we get a 20th century monk/best-selling author with a lot of letters after his name versus a 19th century missionary bishop with what just might be the best name in Lent Madness (Enmegahbowh may beg to differ). Will the Kenyon College students and alums rally to put Philander Chase over the top? Or will the many […]

John Huss vs. Mary Magdalene

Today we have an early Reformer of the Church versus one of Jesus’ first disciples. It is precisely such odd juxtapositions that make Lent Madness so much fun. Will John Huss be re-martyred in the next 24 hours? Or will Mary Magdalene have her name further besmirched? Only time, and your one vote, will tell. […]

Monday Madness — Lent Madness Action Online and at Home

Tim and Scott talk about Lent Madness action in the week to come — and the week that is past. What happens when Lent Madness comes home? And what are the consequences of cheating in Lent Madness? Find out in this week’s fun-filled broadcast. Enjoy more videos on the Lent Madness video channel.

Protecting the Halo!

What’s an election without a bit of controversy? The Supreme Executive Committee of the Province of Lent Madness (aka Tim and Scott) has discovered that a few among us have been abusing the system by casting more than a handful of votes. Okay, it was Scott. He of the “I-used-to-work-for-IBM-before-I-became-a-priest” pedigree. Plus, he’s naturally distrustful […]

Ephrem of Edessa vs. Thomas Cranmer

Lent Madness continues this morning with an intriguing (aren’t they all?) match-up between Ephrem of Edessa and Thomas Cranmer. Will the “Harp of the Holy Spirit” be played by the author of the first Book of Common Prayer? Only you and the next 24 hours will decide. In recent action, David Oakerhater bested Martin of […]

David Oakerhater prevails

In a very close race, David Oakerhater has just defeated Martin of Porres in the first round of Lent Madness. Oakerhater will go on to face the winner of Thomas vs. Enmegahbowh in the second round. There is no more voting today. The polls open at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday with Ephrem […]

Stick(er) it to Me

Some people (Penny Nash among them) have asked me whether they get a sticker for voting in Lent Madness. Evidently this is customary at some polling places around the country. Unfortunately here at Lent Madness we don’t have fancy stickers, just mugs and books. However if you really want a sticker with a cross on […]

David Oakerhater vs. Martin of Porres

Today’s match-up features two men who broke down barriers of race and bigotry in their own days — good luck choosing sides. It is also the only battle that will take place on a Saturday — we’ll be sticking strictly to Mondays through Fridays from here on out. After five days of nail-biting drama, it’s […]

Jerome vs. John Patteson

Today’s matchup is a battle between two learned gentlemen separated by 14 centuries. While both were great linguists, one sat around translating Scripture and became a hermit (Jerome) while the other went to New Zealand to become a bishop and martyr (Patteson). So, would you rather be a hermit or a martyr? Or a martyred […]

Brackets to Go

Yesterday, Ashes to Go was all the rage. But today that’s all dust. Instead, the world has moved on. New life. Time for a new Lenten mission to take to the streets. So naturally, today we inaugurated the first-ever Brackets to Go in Cincinnati. Yours truly bravely donned cassock, surplice, and tippet (without all that […]