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Exploring library archives

by Jonathan Redding, PhD Candidate’17 Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel In the spring 2016, the students studying Hebrew Bible from the Vanderbilt University Graduate Department of Religion visited Princeton, New Jersey to explore the Princeton Theological Seminary library archives. Below are pictures of some beautiful old bibles, along with the Bible Dietrich Bonhoeffer used when…

Posted by on June 29, 2016 in Feature, , , , ,


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, , , , , , , , , ,

Fear is the Cause of War

Bishop Joe E. Pennel, Jr,  Professor of the Practice of Leadership, writes about his concern for the chaos in today’s world and his attempt to understand the source as informed by the faith that gave birth to the Church. Fear is a sign of our time in history. Fear captures the hearts of people from every…

Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Feature, , , , , , , , ,

Rev. Eric Smith

Alumni/ae Tuesday – Eric Smith, MTS ’02

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 June 9, 2015 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, , , , , , , , , ,


“We’ve got a problem.”

by Graham Reside, Executive Director, Cal Turner Program in Moral Leadership in the Professions I’m a middle-aged white guy, who grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada.  The son of a minister, I went to church every Sunday, and I’ve heard a lot of sermons in my life.  Growing up evangelical, I know the…

Posted by on December 31, 2014 in Feature, , , , ,

VDS Feature Alumnus Seth Kohrman

Religion and spirituality always have been central aspects of my person. I grew up in a conservative Christian environment. I loved it. It was one of the greatest driving forces in shaping the person I was. I was especially passionate about Christian Scripture. This love led me to want to build a professional career out…

Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Feature, , , , ,

VDS Feature: “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”

This is the final in a three part series of sermons delivered during the Academy of Preachers by academy members James W. Dennis, Lauren McDuffie and Shantell Hinton. The Academy of Young Preachers has become a sacred and special space for me. As someone who has continually questioned my own call to ministry as a young…

Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Feature, , ,

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