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Partial listing of Vanderbilt Divinity/GDR professors fall speaking engagements

Jaco Hamman “The Confession of Belhar,” First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Sept. 6, Franklin, Tennessee “The organ of tactility: The eye, the internet, sexual pleasure and personal well-being,” Tennessee Pastoral Psychotherapy Association, Sept. 16, Franklin, Tennessee “Divinity Friendship House at Vanderbilt,” Governor’s Housing Conference, Sept. 20, Nashville “Toward a Christian Sexual Ethic: Why a Marriage…

Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Events, ,


On Care for Our Common Home

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released Laudato Si’, in English Praise Be to You: On Care for Our Common Home. This encyclical is the first to address the sweeping consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and it presents Pope Francis’ pastoral commitment to the integral flourishing of all life. Throughout this writing, Francis draws…

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Events, Feature, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

photo by Julia Nusbaum

The Braided Man – VDS Maymester Course part 5

The Braided Man by Sarah Jennings, MDiv3 In May I was given a wonderful opportunity to participate in an immersion trip to the US/Mexico Border. Over the previous spring break, I had taken a group of undergraduates to Florida to learn about immigration policy and reform, but this was my first time to see the…

Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Events, ,

VDS Events: UMSA Monthly Luncheons

By Lora Andrews, MDiv3 The United Methodist Student Association (UMSA) provides opportunities for spiritual formation at VDS as well as for interaction with the wider United Methodist connection.  One way we live out this mission is through our monthly luncheons. On the third Wednesday of each month, the UMSA gathers at noon in the reading…

Posted by on November 17, 2013 in Events,

VDS Events: Visit Days

by Katherine Smith Director of Admissions It’s the time of year again for official Visit Days at most theological schools.  All over the country, schools such as Vanderbilt Divinity School are making cases for why studying in their institutions is worth considering.  This is one of my favorite times of the year because I get to…

Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Events, , ,

VDS Events: Community Worship

by Amy Elizabeth Steele, MDiv’00, PhD’12 Assistant Dean for Student Life Vanderbilt University Divinity School What is Community Worship? Stained glass windows, American flags, and funeral home fans—these are not the accoutrements of All Faith Chapel. Some have referred to the room as a stripped-down space, an almost perfect square devoid of symbol, inviting pilgrims…

Posted by on November 3, 2013 in Events, , , , ,

VDS Events: Yoga with OWC

by Katye Stone, MDiv3 and co-chair of OWC For the past three academic years, the Office of Womyn’s Concerns (OWC) has offered a yoga class to the Vanderbilt Divinity School community. During the fall semester, the class is conducted each Friday afternoon for an hour, beginning at two o’clock, in All Faith Chapel. This practice…

Posted by on October 27, 2013 in Events, , ,

Events: Harrod Lecture

The Howard L. Harrod Lecture was established to honor Harrod, the Oberlin Alumni Professor of Social Ethics and Sociology of Religion, who taught for more than 30 years at Vanderbilt. Harrod worked extensively in environmental ethics and activism and was an advocate for new ways of understanding the relationships of humans with the animal and natural…

Posted by on October 20, 2013 in Events, ,

VDS Events: Monday Forum

by Amy E. Steele, Assistant Dean for Student Life In the common life of the Vanderbilt Divinity School community, there are three standing events that occur each week: the Monday Forum, the Wednesday Community Worship Service, and the Friday Coffee Hour.  Each event begins at 10:10 a.m. and provides opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and friends…

Posted by on October 6, 2013 in Events, , , , ,

VDS Events: The Cole Lectures

Philanthropist Edmund W. Cole, president of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad and treasurer of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, endowed the annual Cole Lecture Series in 1892 “for the defense and advocacy of the Christian religion.” Cole’s gift provided for the first sustained lectureship in the history of Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University Divinity School is…

Posted by on September 29, 2013 in Events, ,

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