Celebrity Blogger Week: The Rev. Adam Thomas

February 8, 2013
Tim Schenck

adamthomasAfter a brief hiatus for a bit of national media attention, Celebrity Blogger Week both continues and ends with the Rev. Adam Thomas. While not technically a Celebrity Blogger this year, Adam Thomas is a former CB (2012) who enjoys the lofty title of "Bracket Czar." Adam's one of the unsung heroes of Lent Madness who quietly goes about creating and updating brackets from his Czar-like lair.

The Rev. Adam Thomas, Lent Madness Bracket Czar, was a 2012 Celebrity Blogger (most closely identified with upstart Philander Chase) who has morphed into our keeper of the bracket. He is associate rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Cohasset, Massachusetts, which is about ten minutes away from the church of our illustrious leader, the Rev. Tim Schenck. Adam is the author of Digital Disciple: Real Christianity in the Virtual World (Abingdon 2011), which you should read since you are using the Internet right now and you are more than likely a Christian. Adam just celebrated his second wedding anniversary with his wife Leah, who is wonderful and lovely and every other good adjective you might think of. He is busy being married, serving God at his church, and writing a novel, which is winding its way through the editorial process right now. Check out his website WheretheWind.com, for nearly five years of content. You can fan Adam on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @RevAdamThomas.

How long have you been a CB? What do you like about doing this or what have you learned along the way?

Last year, I ran myself a little ragged pulling double duty as Celebrity Blogger and Bracket Czar, so this year I opted to stick with the one with the more impressive title. (Apparently, Tim and Scott are having a bad influence on me.) As Bracket Czar, I designed the look of the bracket and calendar, and it's my job to update it each morning so everyone knows who won the last round.


I also have access to the back end of the Lent Madness website, but I promise only to use this power for good -- like fixing the broken links and spelling errors of the aforementioned SEC. Alas, I plan to spend a lot of time this Lent teaching Tim how to resize pictures in his posts.

What should the the LM faithful know about you? (quirks, interests, hobbies, etc.)

I'm a gamer and always have been. While I play some video games (Halo 4 and Lego Harry Potter right now), my main love is board games, which (thank God) my wife shares. Please understand me, though. I'm not talking Monopoly (ick!) -- I'm talking about real, German board games (the Germans really know how to design a board game). If you like board games but haven't taken the leap to the big boys, try Ticket to Ride first. If you like it, move up to Puerto Rico, Agricola, and Power Grid. You won't be sorry.
Prediction for who wins the Golden Halo? (Editor's Note: Adam went rogue on us and added this additional, unauthorized question)
My (metaphorical) money is on Oscar Romero.


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