Monday Madness -- Faithful Four Edition

Scott comes to you live from Jerusalem while Tim is (still) in Hingham for this special Holy Week episode of Monday Madness. The Supreme Executive Committee is not kidding when they refer to the "Lent Madness GLOBAL viewing public."

This week, in the last in-season Monday Madness of the 2017 season, Tim and Scott discuss the match-ups of the Faithful Four. They also point out that this Wednesday's championship match comes on a day with a special name: Spy Wednesday. How will you know why it's called Spy Wednesday? The SEC gives you a hint (written on the bottom of the screen when you watch) of where you can get the answer.

Of course it wouldn't be a complete episode without a plug for the Lentorium. You might also like to follow Scott's time in Jerusalem for Holy Week via Twitter. You can also follow Tim's quest to write 17 sermons and produce a multi-volume set of bulletins on his Twitter. Finally, we hope you'll take a moment to learn about the work of St. George's College in Jerusalem, which was kind enough not to kick Scott off their roof while he was recording this week's edition.

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69 comments on “Monday Madness -- Faithful Four Edition”

  1. Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris, a total loss, but not death! We are strong and the people and the world will help in the rebuilding of this body of Christ! Where two or three are gathered, HE WILL HEAL AND HEAR and will with the strength an grace of GOD to rebuild and the building in which we gather,BUT, AS NICE AS THE BUILDINGS are, WE ARE THE VOICE of OUR GOD, And we are HIS ARMY, to fight and rebuild and keep his faith in what HE PLANS for all of us!

  2. Unfortunately there had already been vandalism and desecration of altars and Communion wafers, as well as at least one incidence of arson, at Catholic churches all over France in the past week. Now this fire at the beginning of Holy Week.

  3. It's early evening out here in California and the latest news on Notre Dame is that the bell towers and the basic structure have been saved.
    Prayers still going up for the people of Paris.

  4. I’m not even gonna read the blurbs. It’s Pandita for the Golden Halo.
    Grateful I got to meet Zenaida tho.

  5. About time George T. Dog got to appear on Monday Madness!

    And ahem, Mr. Dog also has an Instagram in addition to a Twitter.

  6. Harriet Tubman earned my vote. She fought against an injustice Christians, Jews, many religious and even non-religious accept as evil: slavery. She not only returned to help fellow slaves to escape, she ensured their safety by taking them to Canada so that citizens in the North could not return them to their former owners. She is indeed a Saint, whose faith led her to accomplish what many would claim was an impossible task.
    I feel sure "Saint Harriet" would applaud contemporary persons who have escaped slavery and groups who have organized to free current slaves. Of the many memoirs in recent years, My Escape from Slavery by Francis Bok, who also helped orgainize IAbolish to free North African slaves , most of whom were Christian.

  7. We have been enjoying Lent Madness but this morning reading the politically charged words of Miguel Escobar was very disappointing and unnecessary in this season of Lent. There should be no place for this kind of thing in your publication.

  8. In response, I thought Miguel Escobar’s comments were timely and if pointed, well ....if the shoe fits....

    Our saints and prophets, historic or contemporary, are not just fun little pictures or dolls or icons we hang from our rear view mirrors. They were moved and directed by God to speak out against injustice, ignorance and cruelty. Sometimes at tremendous cost to themselves. This is as relevant today as it has been through the ages. I love how Manuel Escobar demonstrates this relevance and the importance of speaking up. Christians are not meant to be silent in the face of blatant wrong in this world.

  9. Miguel's comments were timely and appropriate and truthful! Thank you! Yes, Jesus was the radical voice against the powers that be.

  10. Thoroughly enjoyed the fan film! Should definitely be up for an Oscar! Thank you fircsharing your talents

  11. Lent madness is the pretty much the only thing in my life that wasn’t canceled. Thank you! I’ve been doing this for a few years now and I really appreciate the fun way to learn about saints and connect with others,

  12. Dear SEC; I loved the video from the Cathedral of St. James in South Bend. I used to be a parishioner there in the '70s. I do with, however, that it was not on Vimeo which requires a sign-up to watch it. I did and then had to unsubscribe. Otherwise, a wonderful video! On to the Golden Halo!

  13. Tim and Scott, this is my first year playing Lent madness. Thank you for making Lent so enjoyable. I love learning g about all these folks and how they served and loved God. Keep up the good work!

  14. Lent has flown by this year I didn’t have time to miss the fries I I gave up, probably due to weekdaily Lenten Madness. (which I think the NCAA should incorporate)
    Is Monday Madness a year round thing?

  15. Once again, members of the SEC, you have brought us a remarkable gaggle--I mean group--of amazing people who, each in his or her own way, has shown the light of Christ and carried the love of God to others. And yet, according to the grand old hymn, these saints of God "are just folk like me, and I mean to be one, too." (Is there a patron saint of humor?)

  16. Tim and Scott, this is my first year playing Lent madness.
    I am very grateful to my friend for introducing me to it!
    Thank you for doing this , what a great way to learn and grow in faith!

  17. Lenten Madness is one of the Crown Jewels of Lent. Bringing to light the plethora of Saints, some obscure & forgotten by most, is a terrific gift to the Church. Thank You all!

  18. Thank you, EVERYONE-- especially Tim and Scott.
    This is my 2nd Lent Madness.
    I've pushed it to my EFM group and all my pals.
    I've learned so much and enjoyed being in the shadow of the
    the greatness of the Supreme Committee!
    Enjoy the off season after recruiting and drafting next year's saints.

  19. A shout out and special thanks to ALL the minions who keep these two SEC-sy evil geniuses in business, year after year.
    Seriously, though. Thank you.
    It has been fun.

  20. I am shocked! Shocked! This is NOT the stuffy old Forward Movement! Alleluia! My grandfather was editor of Forth The Spirit of Missions which I understand became The Episcopalian. That long defunct magazine had the excellent Episco-cats cartoons but little other humor so I am delighted to see Anglican irreverence, humor and joy here. Thank you so much!