Category Archives: Forward Movement

Hannah Grier Coome vs. Richard Allen

In the closest battle of Lent Madness 2019 to date, Nicodemus edged James the Greater 51% to 49% yesterday to advance to the Saintly Sixteen where he’ll face Martha of Bethany for a shot at the Elate Eight. See? Every (single) vote counts! But be aware that multiple voting will get you cast out into […]

Help make more Madness

Come Monday morning, it will all heat up as the Faithful Four begins. One of four saints will soon take home the coveted 2018 Golden Halo. We hope you have enjoyed the ride. It’s been another great year of Lent Madness, as tens of thousands of people from around the globe have learned about the […]

After the Madness: Grow Christians

On Sundays in Lent, we’ve been highlighting opportunities to follow Jesus in new ways. After all, you can’t yuck it up with the Saintly Smackdown forever. Today we’re talking about Grow Christians. A couple of years ago, Scott (of SEC fame) and Nurya Love Parish rode to the airport together after a conference. They started […]

Spread the Madness and Share Some Jesus

Lent Madness regulars will know that the Saintly Smackdown is sponsored by Forward Movement. Since 1935, Forward Movement has been inspiring disciples and empowering evangelists through print publications, conferences, and now digital resources. If you’re an Episcopalian, you’ve probably heard of Forward Day by Day, our flagship daily devotional read in print by over 500,000 […]

Saints alive! Great resources for free!

Regular readers will know that the Lentorium is chock-full of wondrous gems and glorious tchotchkes at bargain prices. But not everything great costs money. Some of the best things in life are free, and that’s why we’d like to make sure our global reading public knows about some excellent free resources from Forward Movement, the […]

There’s more to Lent than madness

Now that Lent Madness is well underway, brackets are getting busted left and right. Mechtild of Magdeburg easily knocked Isaac the Syrian out of the running (77% to 23%) in yesterday’s battle, the only Saturday contest of the season. Come back tomorrow, as the week starts off with John Wycliffe vs. Moses the Black at […]

Insane Bargains at the Lentorium!

Did you know St. Barbara is the patron saint of warehouses? It’s true! She didn’t do so well in Lent Madness 2015, having lost to Thomas Ken in the first round in the epic Barbie vs. Ken battle that people are still talking about. Anyway, we sure hope we’re still on St. Barbara’s good side, […]

Lent Beyond the Madness

There’s more to Lent than Lent Madness. But before we get to that, we have results to share. Yesterday, in the Slavic Smackdown®, Methodius easily bested his brother Cyril (65% to 35%). He’ll be stepping into the Lent Dome with the winner of Lawrence vs. Albert Schweitzer in the round of the Saintly Sixteen. Some […]

A Solemn Proclamation from the SEC

A Solemn Proclamation from the Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness Be it known to all unto whom these present letters may come, that the Episcopal Church is preparing to gather in its General Convention, said Convention to be held in Salt Lake City and in the Diocese of Utah in the Beehive State; and Whereas, It […]

Lent is More Than Madness

After Alcuin easily dismissed Ephrem of Edessa (77% to 23%) in our only Saturday battle of Lent Madness 2014, today is a rest day until Monday’s battle between Joseph of Arimathea and Anna Cooper. To help you cope with a day without voting, we encourage you to go to church and share the Good News […]