Category Archives: Lent Madness 2019

James the Greater vs. Nicodemus

After a day in which two ascetics battled it out in the wilderness, John Chrysostom emerged victorious over Margaret of Cortona 53% to 47% — despite a late push by Margaret — to advance to the Saintly Sixteen. He’ll face the winner of Mellitus vs. Ephrem of Nisibis. Today we return to the Biblical quadrant […]

Monday Madness — March 11, 2019

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for another epic episode of Monday Madness, in which Tim and Scott bring you Oscar-worthy* weekly updates on Lent Madness action. As the name would indicate, the Supreme Executive Committee is extremely humble. In today’s episode, which they filmed on their knees, they leave their comfort zone to […]

John Chrysostom vs. Margaret of Cortona

Welcome back for the first FULL WEEK of Lent Madness 2019. If you’re just joining in the fun, we’re glad you’re here! There’s plenty of madness to go and we’re delighted to have people jump aboard the purple Lenten train at any point in the season. Over the weekend, in the only Saturday battle of […]

Ignatius of Loyola vs. Tikhon of Zadonsk

Welcome to the one and only Saturday matchup of Lent Madness 2019. Grab your coffee, cook up some Eggs St. Benedict, read about some saintly souls, and cast the third and final vote of the week. But first, an update on yesterday’s battle: William Wilberforce forced his way past Agatha Lin Zhao 59% to 41% […]

William Wilberforce vs. Agatha Lin Zhao

Congratulations! You survived the very first day of Lent Madness 2019. Which is more than we can say for Mary of Bethany, who was bounced by her sister Martha 58% to 42%. Martha becomes our first saint to qualify for the Saintly Sixteen, where she’ll face the winner of James the Greater vs. Nicodemus. You […]

Mary of Bethany vs. Martha of Bethany

After a full year of holy anticipation, Lent Madness returns for another season of saintly thrills and spills! Whether this is your tenth year engaging in the annual saintly smackdown or your first, we’re delighted you’ll be spending a portion of your Lenten journey among us. Along the way there will be debates, ire, angst, rejoicing, […]

Lent is an Invitation

Dear friends in Christ, On this one day a year, even Lent Madness pauses to reflect on our life, our blessings, and our mortality. The entire season of Lent is an invitation to recommit to following Jesus. This day, Ash Wednesday, is a poignant reminder that life is short. We are meant to savor our […]

Celebrity (Shrove) Blogger Day!

Happy Celebrity Blogger Day! Sure, in years past we’ve had Celebrity Blogger Week (okay, week and a half). But the 10th year of Lent Madness calls for hyper-efficiency. Hence our incredible, super star Celebrity Bloggers are relegated to a single day. But what a day it is! Not only are we highlighting the talented and faithful […]

Monday Madness — Celebrity Blogger Day Eve Edition

In this week’s edition of Monday Madness, Tim and Scott come to you live on the eve of Celebrity Blogger Day (a.k.a. #ShroveBloggerDay). Scott is at the chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary (what’s he doing there? tune in to find out!), which features an almost-golden halo over the altar. Tim shows off his Ash Thursday […]

Monday Madness — February 25, 2019

Friends, it’s time for a brand-new episode of Monday Madness, featuring what Lent Madness historians believe is the first-ever double video post! Yes, brace yourselves, settle in with a giant cauldron of popcorn, and enjoy TWO videos embedded in this single post. This week on Monday Madness, Tim and Scott discuss their shock at having […]