16 April 2017

100 Days of Theological Clerihews
Day 15: Saint Boniface

Saint Boniface

Saint Boniface,
Put heathen gods in their place.
He made quite a bold stroke
When he chopped down Thor’s Oak.

 

15 April 2017

100 Days of Theological Clerihews
Day 14: Constantine the Great

Constantine the Great

Emperor Constantine
Called the Council Nicene.
His soldiers asked why he changed his religion so
He replied, "My motto is In Hoc Signo."


14 April 2017

100 Days of Theological Clerihews
Day 13: John Chrysostom

John Chrysostom

John Chrysostom,
Undisputed king of the rostrum,
He was ascetic and so consequently
He chided rich members intently.



100 Days of Theological Clerihews
Day 12: John Knox

John Knox

John Knox
Preached from his soapbox.
Life was difficult for Queen Mary
With this Protestant revolutionary.


100 Days of Theological Clerihews
Day 11: King Alfred the Great

King Alfred the Great

Good King Alfred of Wessex,
A man with strong Christian ethics,
A warrior and wise lawmaker,
Was a rather untalented baker.



100 Days of Theological Clerihews
Day 10: Saint Ignatius

Ignatius of Antioch

Never was there a man like Ignatius 
For treating his executioners so gracious. 
He offered them a bite to eat, 
And off he went to be a lion-treat.


100 Days of Theological Clerihews
Day 9: Eusebius of Caesarea

Eusebius of Caesarea 

Eusebius, Eusebius, 
His writing’s quite obsequious, 
Of history he does opine 
And of his man-crush, Constantine. 

09 April 2017

100 Days of Theological Clerihews
Day 8: Søren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard 

The great Dane, Søren Kierkegaard, 
Whose thought was a bit avant-garde,
Embraced despair and eschewed a wife
To lead a more "authentic" life.


100 Days of Theological Clerihews
Day 7: Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal 
Our Jansenist pal 
Wrote some Pensées quite sublime 
And built calculators in his spare time. 


07 April 2017

100 Days of Theological Clerihews
Day 6: Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Martin Luther,
An Indulgences Truther,
Railed against the pope
And helped nuns elope.