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Lee Catoe

Welcome from Lee Catoe, MDiv’2

Each year, VDS invites returning students to offer words of advice to the incoming class. We hope these stories and lived wisdom will help you navigate your own path at Vanderbilt! To my siblings, It is with great joy that I welcome you all to this prophetic community that is Vanderbilt Divinity School. I often…

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in Feature, , , , ,


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, , , , , , , , ,


Ella Clay

In Search for Destiny

Each year, VDS invites returning students to offer words of advice to the incoming class. We hope these stories and lived wisdom will help you navigate your own path at Vanderbilt! “Ask what makes you come alive and go do it.” –Howard Thurman by Ella Bernadette Clay, MTS2 After many years of working as an…

Posted by on September 16, 2015 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, , , , , , , , , ,


Read This Book version 2

READ THIS BOOK – MAY 2015

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 Judge, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.           Prayers of a Literary Theologian A Prayer Journal by Flannery O’Connor, edited and with an introduction by…

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Read This Book, , , , ,


Jnickell

Alumni/ae Tuesday: Jane Ellen Nickell

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 7, 2015 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, , , , , , ,


graham-reside

“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, , , , ,


Tex Sample

Three Questions with Tex Sample

Tex Sample, the Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor, emeritus,of Church and Society at the Saint Paul School of Theology, will deliver the 2014 Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt University on October 2-3. For our readers to become acquainted with Professor Sample, we asked him to respond to three questions. 1. Name one or two places…

Posted by on September 24, 2014 in Feature, , ,


VDS Feature: Yolanda M. Norton

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Black Ministers Retreat in Johnson City, Tennessee. The Black Ministers Retreat offers an opportunity for participants to engage in conversations on a wide range of topics ranging from community and social action to issues of health and wellness in the Black…

Posted by on April 9, 2014 in Feature, , , ,


Read This Book: March 2014

Read This Book is a new, monthly book review/recommendation by members of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty. New reviews will be posted on the second Sunday of each month. Our first selection is by John McClure, Charles G. Finney Professor of Preaching and Worship. I strongly recommend my new book, co-edited with Ronald Allen and…

Posted by on March 9, 2014 in Read This Book, , , , ,


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