Monthly Archives: February, 2013

The SEC Answers Critics

Unfathomable though it may be, not everyone loves Lent Madness. At meetings of the Supreme Executive Committee, we often shake our heads in disbelief that there are a few people who find Lent Madness less than magnificent. As a gesture of good will, Tim and Scott have decided to answer the Top Ten Criticisms of […]

Benedict of Nursia vs. Anne

Another day, another romp. At least that’s what many were thinking after Harriet Tubman trounced Nicholas Ferrar in yesterday’s Lent Madness showdown. Today we’re anticipating a much closer match-up as the father of monasticism takes on the grandmother of Jesus. Is blood thicker than compline? This and other questions will be answered by the Lent […]

Nicholas Ferrar vs. Harriet Tubman

A day after the biggest whuppin’ of Lent Madness 2013, we meet two more fascinating figures on our continuing journey toward the Golden Halo. At first glance, Nicholas Ferrar, an early 17th-century Englishman, and Harriet Tubman, a 19th-century African-American born into slavery, seemingly have nothing in common. But of course, that’s the thing about Lent […]

Whose Madness Is It, Anyway?

The Supreme Executive Committee has been made aware of something called “Papal Madness,” an effort to suggest an alternative for electing the successor to Pope Benedict XVI. In this so-called Papal Madness scheme, or should we say, schemes, brackets would be used to choose the Vicar of Christ. You can see the problem. The Papal […]

Chad of Lichfield vs. Florence Li-Tim Oi

After a bruising match-up between two heavyweights, I think everyone’s ready to get back to a bit of Lent Madness “normalcy.” Yesterday’s match-up had emotions running high as Martin Luther King, Jr. took on Martin Luther. This was like Kentucky squaring off against Duke in the first round or Borg taking on McEnroe in a […]

Monday Madness — February 25, 2013

In this week’s episode of Monday Madness, Tim and Scott reveal the truth about the Pope’s retirement. They also cover the action-packed world of Lent Madness as we are at the halfway point in the first round. Visit the Lent Madness channel for more episodes. Don’t forget to watch this week’s video from Maple Anglican […]

Martin Luther vs. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome back to Lent Madness! We trust everyone survived early onset Lent Madness Withdrawal (LMW) over the weekend and is ready for another full week of ┬ávoting. Thanks to Lent Madness more people than ever before now look forward to both Lent and Mondays. A Monday in Lent? Pure Nirvana. In one of the most […]

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

If your eye has ever drifted over to the right side of the Lent Madness website, you’ve no doubt noticed the Forward Movement logo there. Now if you know anything about Forward Movement, it might have surprised you that the venerable publisher of Forward Day by Day would sponsor Lent Madness. “Aren’t these the people […]

Surviving Lent Madness Withdrawal

This weekend marks the first full weekend of Lent Madness, in which fans must survive 48 hours of vote deprivation. Lent Madness Withdrawal (LMW) is a well-known phenomenon, though its cure remains elusive. Maple Anglican has provided a handy video guide to surviving LMW, and we encourage you to check it out. Oh, and if […]

John Donne vs. Agnes of Rome

We finish up the first full week of Lent Madness with a match-up between a 17th-century priest and poet and a young, early 4th-century martyr. John Donne┬ámade it into the official bracket by defeating T.S. Eliot in the final play-in round known as the Great Poetry Slam. By winning that battle, Donne proclaimed to the […]