Category Archives: Color Commentary

Lent Madness is Canceled

Lent Madness has been canceled, effective immediately. Even though fans will be disappointed, tensions grew too great within the Supreme Executive Committee. Known widely as archnemeses, it turned out that Tim and Scott just couldn’t put aside their bitterness long enough to complete the season. Expect legal action between them over the name Supreme Executive […]

Monday Madness: Limerick Edition

In today’s post introducing the long-anticipated Battle of the Consonants, we put out a call for limericks. I mean, don’t the names Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky and Nikolaus von Zinzendorf just scream “poetry?” We were pleased to see that many heeded the call and wanted to share a few of them with you. Plus, this is […]

Lent Madness takes on March Madness

Here at Lent Madness we were shocked to learn that there is some other bracket competition that takes place this time of year. Apparently it involves an orange orb referred to as a “basketball.” Not ready to leave brackets to the whims of others, we have done a saintly analysis of this other March endeavor. […]

EXCLUSIVE: Lent Madness Sweeps House of Bishops

As some Lent Madness fans will know, the bishops of the Episcopal Church gather a few times a year to engage in important bishop activities. Normally, those who are not bishops are not privy to exactly what goes on at these meetings, but we know it’s vital and holy, because bishops. Right now, the bishops […]

BREAKING: Lent Madness Panned on Facebook

As people worldwide choose today between Raymond Nonnatus and John of Nepomuk, an unseemly event has taken place to rock the placid sanctity of everybody’s favorite online Lenten devotion. In the first great controversy of Lent Madness 2017, the Supreme Executive Committee has learned that someone gave Lent Madness a 2 out of 5 star […]

Getting to the Heart of Lent

Dear friends in Christ, It is now customary for us to take a pause from the year-round Madness on this first day of Lent. While we hope everyone has a rich and varied experience of Lent and Lenten disciplines, we encourage everyone to savor the solemnity and, yes, penitence of Ash Wednesday. George Herbert, English […]


When SEC Day arrives on the Lenten calendar, you are guaranteed three things: 1) Celebrity Blogger Week has come to a close; 2) pancake batter is being prepared in parish kitchens throughout the world; and 3) “Ash Thursday” and the start of Lent Madness draweth nigh. In less than two days, the Madness will kick […]

Celebrity Blogger Week: Derek Olsen

Today marks the final day of another epic Celebrity Blogger Week! And that can mean only one thing…Lent Madness draweth nigh. But first, say hello to Dr. Derek Olsen. Yes, we have so many doctors serving as Celebrity Bloggers that we’re considering opening our own practice. Or at least solving the health care conundrum by […]

Celebrity Blogger Week: David Sibley

Distinguished Celebrity Blogger David Sibley remains in the throes of baseball ecstasy as he continues to revel in last year’s World Series victory by his long-denied Chicago Cubs. Of course this pales in comparison to the euphoria he felt in shepherding Charles Wesley to the 2014 Golden Halo. We’re delighted David is back for another […]

Celebrity Blogger Week: Laurie Brock

Laurie Brock remains the ONLY Celebrity Blogger who owns a horse. And while we think she takes this whole “circuit riding” clergy thing a little too seriously, how could we not name Nina the Official Horse of Lent Madness? Laurie is a long-time Lent Madness contributor who successfully shepherded Francis of Assisi to the Golden […]