Martin Luther King Jr.

final four

The Final Four

So we have reached the Final Four and we have three #1 seeds and a #6.  The voting for the Final Four is today until 10 p.m. central time and then the championship game is tomorrow. The championship game voting will run until Sunday evening at 10 p.m.

Final two thinkers punch their ticket into the Final Four!

Chatfield Bracket:  (1) Martin Luther defeats (2) C.S. Lewis : 23-10

Winona Bracket: (1) Martin Luther King Jr defeats (10) Gregory of Nyssa: 23-10

THE FINAL FOUR:

Dietrich Bonhoeffer vs. St. Augustine

Martin Luther vs. Martin Luther King Jr.

elite eight

Elite Eight: Chatfield and Winona

So we are down to the Elite Eight.  Below are the results from yesterday and then the last two competitions of the Elite Eight. I know I wrote that I would give more in-depth previews of the individuals for this round, but to be honest I just feel that the links give you enough information.  Once again the polls close at 10 p.m. central time so get your vote in and spread the word.

First two thinkers punch their ticket into the Final Four!

Northwestern Bracket:  (6) Dietrich Bonhoeffer upsets (1) John Calvin: 16-14

Duke Divinity Bracket: (1) St. Augustine holds on to defeat (2) John Wesley: 17-13

Today’s Voting:

Chatfield Bracket:

(1) Martin Luther vs. (2) C.S. Lewis

Winona Bracket:

(1) Martin Luther King Jr. vs. (10) Gregory of Nyssa

elite eight

Elite Eight: Northwestern and Duke Div

So we are down to the Elite Eight.  Below are the results from yesterday and then the first two competitions of the Elite Eight. I know I wrote that I would give more in-depth previews of the individuals for this round, but to be honest I just feel that the links give you enough information.  Once again the polls close at 10 p.m. central time so get your vote in and spread the word.

Sweet Sixteen Results:

Northwestern Bracket: (1) Calvin defeated (5) Pope (18-11)/(6) Bonhoeffer defeated (2) Aquinas (17-13)

Duke Divinity Bracket: (1) Augustine defeated (13) John of the Cross (26-4)/(2) Wesley defeated (6) Francis (23-8)

Chatfield Bracket: (1) Luther defeated (5) Day (23-8)/(2) Lewis defeated (6) Nouwen (21-10)

Winona Bracket: (1) King Jr. defeated (5) Barth (19-12)/(10) Gregory defeated (14) Rahner (23-7)

Elite Eight Matchups:

Northwestern Bracket:

(1) John Calvin vs. (6) Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Duke Divinity Bracket:

(1) St. Augustine vs. (2) John Wesley

sweet sixteen

Sweet Sixteen Voting Underway

So we are down to the Sweet Sixteen in the Influential Christian Thinkers Tourney. Voting for today’s polls is open until 10 p.m. central time and the winners will be announced tomorrow. Just a quick reminder that you can vote based on whatever metrics you decide in terms of “influence.” Tomorrow we will have the Elite Eight matches for the Northwestern and Duke Divinity Brackets.

Northwestern Bracket:

(1) John Calvin vs. (5) Pope John Paul II

(2) Thomas Aquinas vs. (6) Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Duke Divinity Bracket:

(1) St. Augustine vs. (13) John of the Cross

(2) John Wesley vs. (6) Francis of Assisi

Chatfield Bracket:

(1) Martin Luther vs. (5) Dorothy Day

(2) C.S. Lewis vs. (6) Henri Nouwen

Winona Bracket:

(1) Martin Luther King Jr. vs. (5) Karl Barth

(10) Gregory of Nyssa vs. (14) Karl Rahner

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Round 2: Chatfield and Winona Brackets

Yesterday’s Results:

Northwestern Bracket:

(1) John Calvin defeated (9) St. Basil the Great: 18-12

(5) Pope John Paul II defeated (4) Rob Bell: 20-10

(6) Dietrich Bonhoeffer defeated (14) Greg Boyd: 28-2

(2) Thomas Aquinas defeated (10) St. Anselm: 22-8

Duke Div Bracket:

(1) St. Augustine defeated (9) N.T. Wright: 23-7

(13) John of the Cross defeated (5) Reinhold Niebuhr: 18-11

(6) Francis of Assisi defeated (3) Mark Driscoll: 26-3

(2) John Wesley defeated (10) Charles Wesley: 28-2

Today’s Matchups

Voting will be the same as round 1: vote on whatever metric you determine and vote by 10 p.m. the day the match-ups are posted.  Starting with this round you won’t be able to see the results until they are announced the next day to keep a little tension.  Saturday, I will post the updated brackets which will show the Sweet Sixteen.

Chatfield Bracket:

(1) Martin Luther vs. (9) St. Benedict

(5) Dorothy Day vs. (13) John Cobb

(6) Henri Nouwen vs. (14) Adam Hamilton

(2) C.S. Lewis vs. (7) Soren Kierkegaard

 

Winona Bracket:

(1) Martin Luther King Jr. vs. (9) Julian of Norwich

(5) Karl Barth vs. (13) Barbara Brown Taylor

(11) John Perkins vs. (14) Karl Rahner

(2) Billy Graham vs. (10) Gregory of Nyssa