Category Archives: Lent Madness 2012

Lent Madness infects General Convention

The Supreme Executive Committee hereby announces the result of the most important vote of this year’s General Convention, held on Lent Madness Day. Gregory the Great has defeated Gregory of Nyssa to earn a spot in the bracket for Lent Madness 2013. Gregory the Great will go up against Martin of Tours in the first […]

How to manage long-term Lent Madness Withdrawal

Many Lent Madness fans have beseeched the Supreme Executive Committee for ways to survive the long duration until Lent Madness 2013. By the way, Lent Madness 2013 begins on February 14, 2013, and you can check the countdown clock any time on Anyway, in their mercy, the SEC has compiled a list of suggestions […]

Mary Magdalene Wins 2012 Golden Halo!

Congratulations to 2012 Golden Halo Winner — Mary Magdalene! The Holy Gospel of Lent Madness, according to the Supreme Executive Committee. Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. But Mary stood weeping […]

Spy Wednesday

Those of you who have been following along will know that the Supreme Executive Committee has been promoting Spy Wednesday as the day for the final battle for the Golden Halo. Several of you have asked us about the name Spy Wednesday. Ever happy to educate and inspire, we are only too happy to oblige. […]

For the Golden Halo: Mary Magdalene vs. Emma of Hawaii

We began this Lent Madness journey over five weeks ago on “Ash Thursday.” We started with 32 saints and have now whittled the field down to two: Mary Magdalene and Emma of Hawaii (who staged a wild comeback against Dietrich Bonhoeffer yesterday). Along the way we’ve met some truly remarkable holy women and men. Perhaps […]

Other Golden Halos?

In anticipation of tomorrow’s Championship Round between Mary Magdalene and the winner of today’s Dietrich Bonhoeffer vs. Emma of Hawaii match-up, we thought we’d scour the interwebs for other Golden Halos. There is only one that counts, of course, and we will soon be driving these other folks out of business. But just so you […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer vs. Emma of Hawaii

The Faithful Four continues today as Dietrich Bonhoeffer takes on Emma of Hawaii for the right to face Mary Magdalene (who dominated Margaret of Scotland yesterday) for the 2012 Golden Halo. This match-up features one of the favorites to make it to the Faithful Four (Bonhoeffer) along with the true Cinderella of Lent Madness (Emma). […]

Monday Madness — Looking toward the championship and an Olympic event premiere

This week Tim and Scott look ahead to the championship match of Lent Madness. They also contemplate a factfinding trip to a faraway destination and, as if that wasn’t enough, they display the world premiere of what could become an Olympic event: Synchronized Blessing. Monday Madness — April 2, 2012 from Forward Movement on Vimeo. […]

Etheldreda’s tawdry souvenirs

This is a guest post by the Rev. Josh Hale, pastor of Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas. You might know Josh from Twitter, where he is @expatminister. With the Elate Eight narrowed down now to the Faithful Four, let’s pause a moment and reflect on all of the kitsch which helped catapult (or […]

Mary Magdalene vs. Margaret of Scotland

Welcome to the Faithful Four, friends. After weeks of learning and voting and occasionally squabbling (in a holy, churchy kind of way) we have whittled the field down to four spiritual heavyweights: Mary Magdalene, Margaret of Scotland, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Emma of Hawaii. Collectively, it’s a fascinating group of four heroes of the faith stretching […]