Friday, December 14, 2012

What's the page limit again?

Anyone else doing this right now?

(PS-This comes from Mary Is My Homegirl.  No plagiarism intended.  But I'm also refusing to use Ms. Turabian more than absolutely necessary today.)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I don't know how I did on that final, but I sure do know math

Be honest... how many of you calculated out what you needed to make on your final... and then studied based on said calculation?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Finals Week (Top 10)

Top 10 Signs It's Finals Week:

10-You sent up your first prayer since last semester

9-Your Facebook status updates are under consideration for inclusion in the canon under "2 Lamentations"

8-Girls:You no longer pick on the undergrads for wearing tightsaspants... because you have resorted to leggings and yoga pants as well..  Guys: Your facial hair called... it would like to remind you that it's no longer November

7-It is socially acceptable to keep your hat on during prayer... because even Jesus doesn't want to see what's hiding under there

6-You just discovered Better Than Dear Candler... and it was because you just tried to google "exegesis"

5-The entire student body is dressed more casually than Dr. Johnson

4-Your dog/cat/significant other/child no longer recognizes you

3-You have a gold card at Starbucks... and you just registered your card last week*

2-You have run through all of the TV shows you've been wanting to see for the past 3 years... and the ones you haven't... on Netflix.  And have finally figured out that it's probably time to start studying.

And the number 1 sign it's finals week...

1-You open your books to write a paper and then get distracted by this blog post instead.

Good luck, best wishes, and we'll see you on the other side!

*Gold card: what happens when you use a registered gift card (or iPhone) to pay for Starbucks and buy the equivalent of 30 drinks within a specified time frame

Finals Week

The first 5 minutes of writing a final paper:

And the last 5:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


When the professor cuts off that person who asks questions all the time:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Justin Bieber?

Candler students when they heard Fred Craddock was here

(PS-It is Craddock, not Craddick... PSA for the day)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Matt Redman at Candler?

When I heard someone playing Matt Redman in the halls:

And I was like:

Monday, November 12, 2012

When TAs and professors say, "That's ok... I didn't expect you to look at it over the weekend..." They really mean, "I wish you had and I am disappointed and saddened by how not excited you are to learn..."

Thursday, November 8, 2012


"I was confused (by the assignment), so I drew a picture."

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

When your New Testament passage for exegesis includes a quote from the Old Testament:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


"Yeah, I hit the Job 7:11 moment at about 8am this morning."-Overheard by an MTS student

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

When I'm wanting to relax and listen to music and I accidentally select a lecture.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


"Josephus was an ancient Snookie: everyone loved to hate him, and everyone knew who he was."


"shagaga?... Sounds like the fun kind of sin!" 

In ST501 about a Hebrew word for unintentional sin found in Numbers

(Submitted by 3rd year MDiv)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Why don't you know anything?!

Overheard at Candler:
Guy: "I hate small groups!"
Girl: "Yeah! Me too! I don't learn anything!"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dead Horse?

Student "I don't wanna beat a dead horse here, but..."
Professor "Well there might be some life in it yet that you could beat out of it"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What's That language again?

At Candler we do REAL. Con Ed. is real. It lasts 2 years. Greek however can only last 1 and is not required. Thus, Greek is not REAL.

Knowing the bible.

Don't feel bad all the time if you don't know the verse when a professor asks if anyone happens to know a random bible verse. It's ok.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


"If you don't get baptized you're going to heaven!" Slip up by TA

Hoping for Eschaton

Overheard at Candler: 3rd year Mdiv "I prayed for the Eschaton last night" in relation to Systematics Paper

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Candler 5 o'clock Friday

Best thing about it being 5:00 somewhere is that at candler we cross the time space continuum and Friday at 5 is really Thursday at 2:20.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Isn't it sad when the highlight of your day is finding time to shower?"-3rd year MDiv (I thought that was part of "resurrection" year... extra shower time?)
What the 2nd and 3rd years were doing during the OT test...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fun times

When someone asks me what I do for fun


That moment you make eye contact with the professor after tuning them out:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Page Minimum?

That moment that you change your single-spaced paper to double spaced and hope it's long enough....  but it isn't.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I was a thug..

"I was a thug in high school"- 2nd year at Candler

First Exam

What first-years feel like after their first exam:
LeMon's roundhouse punch to the face!


How we all felt after a TE assignment... you're welcome first-years

That student...

Asking question in class to trip up TA's = trolling
mmm = feeling the "Spirit"
waiting to leave class = being a "Sauch"

How much time do we spend tuning out the professor in class? Let's be honest. Other than mindlessly regurgitating the voice of the professor onto our notebooks, paper or mac, (both of which are more effective than PC), much of our survey courses (NT, HT, OT, etc. are spent sitting and staring blankly at a professor and wishing the student beside you would not ask the question for which you felt the wind wisp by your hear as their fingers sliced through the air beside you.

Or maybe you are the mmm student? Does what the professor say cause you to respond with a self-assuring mmm as you quietly, yet effectively for those around you, voice your approval or disapproval or shock?

Or do you seek to prove how much you know by asking the TA's pointed questions, trying to trip them up, but only effectively deliver your interpretation of the text and miss asking the question altogether?

Of course this is not to accuse anyone, I honestly do a lot of all of these things.... Let it come... Mmm...

At any rate, let this year be your year then, to live out the student you know you are. Become more vocal about what you think and what you feel. Become stronger in your questioning skills so you can learn more from those who have made themselves available resources to you.. Slack off every now and then to maintain some piece of your sanity. 

Do not, stagnate and think yourself as the best in your class. Do not assume that you know the most in the class, even though you probably do. Remember how intimidating you are when you are part of a mass of eyes staring down a lonely TA who's second language is English. Basically, Candler students we can learn in earnest, or we could be jerks. You pick what you want to be.


The new Dear Candler

Well, it seems that a new era of Dear Candler has arisen. After hearing that the original Dear Candler had been shut down, the second years were upset. "What?!" they said, "We never knew about this?!" So, now, a new era has arisen. Maybe even a *better* era. Who knows. So, as I get ready to graduate like others before, the torch has been passed down to much better and funner Dear Candler authors. (ETA: I actually meant to type "funnier" but "funner" works as well)

Direct funny quotes from them include:
"Nobody here is Baptist. But I'm from South Georgia. Does that count?"
"You should get to know those who you are ministering to before shutting it down."

So, get ready, you don't know what you're in for. Welcome to the new Dear Candler.