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.

Download the TrueType file.

By Scott Wells

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

1 comment

  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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