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Advent 2016

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and is reprinted here with the author’s permission. The long quiet has settled in the halls of the Divinity School. Students depart to visit family and friends across town and around the world. Faculty retreat to cozier spaces to grade papers and prepare for the…

Posted by on December 19, 2016 in Feature, News


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Alumni/ae Tuesday – Emily Lauren Burg

Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post series on the VDS Voices blog highlights posts written by VDS and GDR alumni/ae. Hear firsthand about their important work in the community, collaborations with other alumni/ae and faculty, and much more. Be sure to also check out the Divinity School Instagram feed every Tuesday for our Alumni/ae Instagram Takeover Day….

Posted by on April 12, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, News, , , , , , , , , ,


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READ THIS BOOK – March 2016

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our March recommendation is offered by Victor Anderson, Oberlin Theological School Professor of Ethics and Society and Professor of the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies and Religious Studies. Professor Anderson recommends The Christian Imagination:…

Posted by on March 13, 2016 in News, , , , , , , , , ,


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Three Questions with Sonya Renee

Sonya Renee is a Performance Poet, Activist and transformational leader Sonya Renee is a National and International poetry slam champion, published author, and transformational leader. Ms. Renee kicks off the first night of the second annual Art, Advocacy and Action Symposium on Wednesday, February 11 at  Vanderbilt Divinity School. For our readers to become acquainted…

Posted by on February 4, 2015 in News


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Three Questions with Professor David Michelson

David Michelson is the Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, Vanderbilt Divinity School. Professor Michelson leads our next Community Breakfast titled, Who are the Christians of Syria and Iraq? on Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 a.m. For our readers to become acquainted with Professor Michelson, we asked him to respond to three questions. 1….

Posted by on January 28, 2015 in News


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VDS Student News 12.3.14

By Jonathan S. Radford Reginald Wayne Sharpe, Jr., MDiv2, was ordained on November 5, 2014, by the Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia, under the leadership of his pastor, Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr. Reggie, as friends and family call him, was graduated in 2013 from Morehouse College where he studied religion and philosophy. Reginald’s…

Posted by on December 3, 2014 in News


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Alumni at the World Series

by Sean Everton, MDiv’90, and Julian Wright, MDiv’92 We, Sean Everton, MDiv’90, and Julian Wright, MDiv’92, did not take the most conventional routes to Vanderbilt Divinity School. Everton played minor league baseball and worked as a CPA before enrolling at Vanderbilt. Wright came to VDS through the joint Law and Divinity program. Since rooming together in…

Posted by on November 2, 2014 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, News, , , ,


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VDS Miscellaneous News 10.5.14

Reviews of Short Stories By Jesus by A.J. Levine by Jonathan S. Radford, MDiv’1 Vanderbilt Divinity School Professor, Amy-Jill Levine, recently released her latest book titled Short Stories By Jesus. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies; the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies in the Divinity School; Professor…

Posted by on October 5, 2014 in News, , ,


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Vanderbilt Doctoral student selected to receive FTE Fellowship

by Jonathan Radford, MDiv1 Ekaputra Tupamahu is among the first class of Fellows to receive a Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Fellowship for Latino/a, Asian, and First Nations doctoral students. A third-year doctoral student, Tupamahu is studying New Testament and Early Christianity and plans to graduate with his doctorate in 2017. As an FTE doctoral…

Posted by on September 21, 2014 in News, , ,


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Feature: International Interfaith Delegation to El Salvador Part 2

This March four students took part in the first ever International Interfaith Delegation to El Salvador in support of LGBTQI activist and people of faith, and attended the inaugural Festival de Fe in San Salvador (this trip/event coincided with the annual recognition of the martyrdom of Monsignor Oscar Romero.  The work happening in El Salvador…

Posted by on June 11, 2014 in News, , , , ,


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