Fighting Lombards!?

Adam refers to the “fighting Lombards” of Meadville/Lombard, his M.Div. alma mater. I conclude the allusion is to the Germanic nation rather than the former students of the college, formerly of Galesburg, Ill., which gives M/L its Universalist heritage. I’m thinking intermural sports teams? (Though I think the Episcopal seminaries have the best intermural championship name.)
Go Team
The comment reminded me of one of my favorite typefaces, Lombardic, by Manfred Klein. I used it for my defunct blog, New Church Mission, and it is great looking for many traditional church projects.

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Author: Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

One thought on “Fighting Lombards!?”

  1. The last of the buildings at Lombard College, in Galesburg, IL, which happens to be a gymnasium, is potentially going to be razed soon. If so, some members of my congregation in Davenport, IA will go down and do a little goodbye service. Any old Universalist text you think most appropriate Scott? Carl Sandburg, about whom I try to preach once a month because of my growing up in Galesburg and because he’s an interesting character, was a member of the basketball team at Lombard, I do believe.

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