Monday Madness: Faithful Four Edition

It’s Holy Week, but it’s also the Week of the Faithful Four here at the Lent Dome. Tim and Scott come to you live with this week’s edition of Monday Madness, the last in-season episode of 2018. They discuss the Faithful Four. They give shout-outs to huge Lent Madness fans who hold Faithful Four pep rallies. And they highlight a new Lent Madness 2018-inspired hymn (thankfully written by neither Tim nor Scott).

Get excited! The ever-approaching climactic end is near!

You can download the full hymn that Tim reads here, in case you want to insert it into the back of all your church’s hymnals or sing it at your Spy Wednesday liturgy. Also, if you’d like to own a Lent Madness pint glass (kind of) like the one that Scott uses in this video, you can get a 2016 Golden Halo Dietrich Bonhoeffer pint glass of your own.

This is here for social media sharing. And it’s not Tim and Scott, for once!

From a pep rally held on Palm Sunday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Texas.

17 Comments to "Monday Madness: Faithful Four Edition"

  1. Donna Devlin's Gravatar Donna Devlin
    March 26, 2018 - 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Did Tim give up shaving for the Faithful Four competition? Or did he get robbed while traveling? Something kitchskyish to add to the Lentorium.

    • Carol G's Gravatar Carol G
      March 26, 2018 - 10:51 pm | Permalink

      He said he is on sabbatical! Our pastor always takes a break from shaving on his times away.

      • Donna Devlin's Gravatar Donna Devlin
        March 26, 2018 - 11:40 pm | Permalink

        What an excuse.

  2. Robin Nicholls's Gravatar Robin Nicholls
    March 27, 2018 - 2:02 am | Permalink

    Bravo to Michael Wachter – those words are hilarious! I am laughing myself silly.

    • Michael Wachter's Gravatar Michael Wachter
      March 27, 2018 - 8:18 am | Permalink

      Thank you! I can tell you that I giggled to myself quite a bit while writing it. I am humbled by the recognition.

      • Verdery D. Kassebaum's Gravatar Verdery D. Kassebaum
        March 27, 2018 - 11:56 am | Permalink

        Brilliant, Michael Wachter, brilliant! I’m sharing this, if you don’t mind. Giving you full credit/blame, of course.

        • Michael Wachter's Gravatar Michael Wachter
          March 27, 2018 - 5:50 pm | Permalink

          Please feel free to share it. Thank you for your kind words!

      • Karen Sculley's Gravatar Karen Sculley
        March 27, 2018 - 12:09 pm | Permalink

        Great lyrics to this new hymn! I loved how you included “insider” info that only diehard Lent Madness aficianados would “get”!

        • Michael Wachter's Gravatar Michael Wachter
          March 27, 2018 - 5:49 pm | Permalink

          Please feel free to share it! And thank you!

  3. March 27, 2018 - 7:39 am | Permalink

    I want this thing over with so I can get a haircut!

  4. Walter Jaap's Gravatar Walter Jaap
    March 27, 2018 - 8:08 am | Permalink

    I am so glad we can see the light at the end of the runnel, this has been a slog. Still in a snit that the Supreme Leadership or lack of black balled Fredric Baraga once again. We will raise Fredic and see that he gets a bracket. Plus why no Maria bier vessel?

  5. Carol's Gravatar Carol
    March 27, 2018 - 9:14 am | Permalink

    If Hooker loses, I’m done with Lent madness.

  6. Barbara Webster's Gravatar Barbara Webster
    March 27, 2018 - 10:26 am | Permalink

    Enjoyed the hymn, looking forward to the one today & then tomorrow as we crown the golden halo. Certainly the next two day deserve a few more verses to the hymn?

    • Michael Wachter's Gravatar Michael Wachter
      March 27, 2018 - 5:54 pm | Permalink

      My bracket is still alive, so I am writing lyrics for my winning saint. It’s still a little rough.

      “Maria! I just picked a saint named ‘Maria!’
      Say it loud and the beer is flowing.
      Say it soft – her vote tally is growing.
      Maria. I’ll never not vote for Maria…”

      • Barbara Webster's Gravatar Barbara Webster
        March 27, 2018 - 6:25 pm | Permalink

        Great beginning, Looking forward to tomorrows presentation.

  7. Linda Sylvester's Gravatar Linda Sylvester
    March 27, 2018 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I have a suggestion for the Executives: consider removing the vote total feature for the final match-up on Spy Wednesday. For those of us on the west coast, it is always a drag when the national election is called well before our polls have closed.
    That would make a huge, hUGE event – confetti blinding, balloons from the ceiling, Gatorade tub-dumping celebrations for the announcement Thursday.
    Glad to help, guys!

  8. Betsy Guthrie's Gravatar Betsy Guthrie
    March 27, 2018 - 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Novato,, Ca and loving it! It is my first year in Lent Madness and I am hooked. Thank you!

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