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The First Year Experience: An Extended Introduction

By Amy E. Steele, MDiv, PhD Assistant Dean for Student Life The First Year experience at Vanderbilt Divinity School is an extension of the New Student Orientation. It is comprised of six sessions that focus on spiritual formation, stewardship, and vocation—or in other words, matters of spiritual grounding, money, and jobs. Perhaps these ideas seem…

Posted by on September 14, 2016 in Feature, , , , , , , , , , ,


READ THIS BOOK – April 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 Graham Reside, Executive Director, Cal Turner Program in Moral Leadership for the Professions and Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Professor Reside recommends “The Myth of Religious Violence” by William…

Posted by on April 17, 2016 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , , ,


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READ THIS BOOK – August 2015

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our August recommendation is offered by Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Associate Professor of Ethics and Society.         Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me By Stacey Floyd-Thomas On the first day of every ethics course…

Posted by on August 16, 2015 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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Three Questions with Emilie M. Townes

In advance of all of our public lectures and community events at Vanderbilt Divinity School this year, we plan to interview each of our lecturers. Our first event highlighted is our Community Breakfast on September 25, 2014. (Register by following this link) Three Questions with Emilie M. Townes, dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School and E. Rhodes…

Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Feature, , , , ,


Read This Book: April 2014

The April book has been recommended by Emilie M. Townes, Dean of the Divinity School E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon by Eboni Marshall Turman Palgrave Macmillan (2013) Marshall Turman is Assistant Research Professor…

Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Read This Book, , , , , , , ,


VDS Feature: Where Do We Go From Here?

by Shelby Lucas, MDiv3 My personal journey through theological education is not unlike that of many of my colleagues. After earning my baccalaureate in 2009, I took a few years off from higher education to discern where I wanted to be vocationally. I moved to Nashville. I taught preschool. I practiced being an adult. I…

Posted by on March 12, 2014 in Feature, , , ,


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