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Encyclopedia > Reverend Timothy Lovejoy
The Simpsons character
Rev. Timothy Lovejoy
Gender Male
Hair color black
Job Minister of the First Church of Springfield
Relatives Wife: Helen
Daughter: Jessica
First appearance The Telltale Head
Voice actor Harry Shearer

The Reverend Timothy 'Tim' Lovejoy (more commonly known as Reverend Lovejoy) is a fictional character and the local Reverend in the long-running animated TV show The Simpsons and is voiced by Harry Shearer. The creator of the show, Matt Groening, has indicated that Reverend Lovejoy is named after NW Lovejoy Street in Portland, Oregon, which is in turn named for Portland co-founder Asa Lovejoy. In the episode Jaws Wired Shut, it is revealed that he has received surgical pectoral implants. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (700x800, 134 KB) Reverend Lovejoy, a character on The Simpsons. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... Helen Lovejoy is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Maggie Roswell and Marcia Mitzman Gaven while Roswell was involved in a pay dispute. ... Springfield Elementary School This is a list of the students who attend the fictional Springfield Elementary School from The Simpsons. ... The Telltale Head was the eighth episode of The Simpsons. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[1] his family name is pronounced ) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City 376. ... Asa Lawrence Lovejoy (born 1808 in Massachusetts, died 1882) was an Oregon pioneer and one of the founders of the city of Portland, Oregon. ... Jaws Wired Shut is the ninth episode of the thirteenth season of The Simpsons. ... Location The clavicular head of the pectoralis major takes its origin from the anterior surface of the medial half of the clavicle. ...


Profile

Rev. Lovejoy is the Pastor of the Church (of uncertain Protestant denomination, mentioned as "The Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism" in one episode) that almost everyone in Springfield dutifully attends. In one episode, Dr. Hibbert and his family (who are among the wealthiest in town) decide to attend the First A.M.E. Church of Springfield. In earlier episodes Lovejoy is sometimes seen with a Catholic Priest's cassock. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The First Church of Springfield The Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism is the Protestant church attended by the Simpson family on the animated American television program The Simpsons. ... The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the AME Church, is a Christian denomination founded by Bishop Richard Allen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1816. ... This article is about the sacrament. ...


The character has become far more jaded over the years. In earlier seasons, Lovejoy was more tolerant if faintly cynical, in contrast to fundamentalist Ned Flanders. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the episode In Marge We Trust, he describes when he initially came to Springfield an eager, idealistic young man in the seventies, only to become more cynical and disillusioned about his flock and ministry, mostly due to Flanders, who constantly pesters him with such non-emergencies as coveting his own wife. Lovejoy would dispatch such concerns with maximum brevity so that he could return to playing with his model trains (his true passion). In Marge We Trust is the twenty-second episode of The Simpsons eighth season, which originally aired April 27, 1997. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Maude Flanders was a fictional character in The Simpsons. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Regarding his ministry, he once explained to Marge, "I just stopped caring. Fortunately by that time it was the eighties, and no one noticed." Lovejoy demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the Bible, citing parables such as the "foolish man who built his house on sand" in Homer the Heretic, in an attempt to warn Homer against the dangers of founding a self-serving "religion". Homer retorts with a random passage of his own, which Lovejoy cites immediately as having no relevance to the discussion. Homer then tries in vain to cover himself by saying, "Yeah ... think about it!" Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... Homer the Heretic is the third episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ...


Lovejoy is not always enthusiastic about The Bible and is often disparaging about its content and purpose. ("Have you ever really read this thing? Technically, we're not allowed to go to the bathroom.") He tends to stress church and community work over any involved study of biblical text. The Bible (From Greek βιβλια—biblia, meaning books, which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos meaning papyrus, from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported papyrus) is the sacred scripture of Christianity. ... It has been suggested that Ecclesia (Church) be merged into this article or section. ...


His tolerant side is demonstrated when he performs a marriage for Hindus (though he apparently thinks Hindus are a Christian group), co-hosts a religious radio program with Krusty the Klown's rabbi father, and admits evolution may be true. However, despite the fact that he married a Hindu couple, he is unable to identify Apu's (Hindu) religion in other episodes. Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Christianity percentage by country, purple is highest, orange is lowest Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch... This article is a list of recurring fictional characters in the animated American television situation comedy The Simpsons. ...


His sermons currently vary between dreary recitations of more opaque parts of the Old Testament, to the occasional "fire and brimstone" scaremongering about Hell — and very little of the love and joy that the Reverend's surname suggests. Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh to refer to its canon, which corresponds to the Protestant Old Testament. ... Fire and brimstone is a motif in Christian preaching that uses vivid descriptions of hell and damnation to encourage the listeners to fear divine wrath and punishment. ... “The Inferno” redirects here. ...


Bart and Homer find it particularly difficult to pay attention during church. When congregation members begin to nod off, Lovejoy can awaken them by pressing a button on his lectern resulting in prerecorded sounds, including an eagle, an ambulance siren, a disco whistle and a blimp attack. The church building is a clone of the one seen in the film The Graduate. For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Genera Several, see below. ... An ambulance in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico A Helicopter used as an Ambulance. ... Disco is a genre of dance-oriented pop music that was popularized in dance clubs (discothèques) in the mid-1970s, and which dominated mainstream pop until the late 1970s. ... Blimp can refer to: a non-rigid airship as opposed to a rigid airship (e. ... For the American rock band, see The Graduate (band). ...


Despite being a clergyman, Lovejoy has been known to exploit his congregation for money, brawl with a Catholic priest, encourage his dog to foul Ned Flanders's lawn, told Moe he had little to live for, and burned down his church for insurance money (saying "I never thought I'd have to do this again" during an aborted attempt in The Joy of Sect). see also Holy Orders The following terms have traditional meanings for the Anglican Church, and possibly beyond: A churchman is in principle a member of a church congregation, in practice someone in holy orders. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... The Joy of Sect is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons ninth season. ...


Over the years, Lovejoy has been increasingly intolerant. In She of Little Faith, he calls Lisa, who had converted to Buddhism, "Marge Simpson's devil-daughter". Moreover, he appears bitter about the tall Episcopal church across the street, wanting to build a larger steeple and, when mentioning the other church, placing the emphasis on "pis". He also read to Lisa an excerpt from the Bible to justify Whacking Day (during which many snakes are killed), but refused to show her the supposed text supporting his argument. While he seems to have originally believed in evolution, he later takes up the creationist cause to bolster his church's membership. He has also driven a "Book-burning-mobile", further revealing an extremist nature. He seems rather stingy as well. In one episode, it is revealed that Lovejoy checks his Bible out of the local library every Friday for 9 years; when the librarian asks him whether it would be easier to simply buy a Bible, Lovejoy acidly implies that it would be possible if on a librarian's salary. She of Little Faith is an episode from The Simpsons 13th season. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... A silhouette of Buddha at Ayutthaya, Thailand. ... This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ... Look up piss, pissed, take the piss in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Whacking Day is the 20th episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Creationism is the belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in their original form by a deity or deities (typically God), whose existence is presupposed. ... Book burning is the practice of ceremoniously destroying by fire one or more copies of a book or other written material. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources and services, organized for use, and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ...


Reverend Lovejoy's rarely-seen daughter Jessica loves to pull pranks and manipulate people. In the episode Bart's Girlfriend, her hijinks are revealed to stem from her hunger for attention, which her father does not sufficiently provide. Reverend Lovejoy sent her to boarding school in an attempt to curb her tendencies, but Jessica was expelled, having shown no improvement. Barts Girlfriend is the seventh episode of The Simpsons sixth season. ...


Lovejoy's wife, Helen, who looks older than her husband, was originally portrayed as a moralistic gossip, but in voice actress Maggie Roswell's long absence her character was seen but not heard. Now Helen is rarely seen without being at her husband's side. Despite the 1950s aura, it is she, not her husband, who is the driver of the van that takes the Lovejoys out of town when Homer Simpson is deeded the church by the court (in Pray Anything) after suing them for falling in a hole outside the church building and ends up bringing the wrath of God upon Springfield, which is allayed only by the Lovejoys' return. Helen Lovejoy is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Maggie Roswell and Marcia Mitzman Gaven while Roswell was involved in a pay dispute. ... Maggie Roswell is an actress best known for her voice work on The Simpsons depicting the characters of Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and Luann Van Houten among others. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Pray Anything is the tenth episode of the fourteenth season of The Simpsons. ...


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Reverend Timothy Lovejoy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1069 words)
Lovejoy is the Reverend of the Church (of uncertain Protestant denomination, mentioned as "The Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism" in one episode) that seemingly every non-Roman Catholic Christian in Springfield attends.
Lovejoy demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the Bible, citing parables such as the "foolish man who built his house on sand" in an attempt to warn Homer Simpson against the dangers of founding a self-serving "religion".
Reverend Lovejoy sent her to boarding school in an attempt to curb her tendencies, but Jessica was expelled having shown no improvement.
Reverend Timothy Lovejoy (250 words)
Timothy Lovejoy (voiced by Harry Shearer) is the Reverend of the Church (of uncertain denomination) that seemingly every Christian in Springfield attends.
Helen Lovejoy is the reverend's judgemental, small minded, moralistic, and gossipy wife.
Jessica Lovejoy is the reverend's daughter, a troublemaker who briefly went out with Bart Simpson.
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