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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, , , , , , , , ,

Read This Book version 2


Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our November recommendation is offered by Mark Miller-McLemore, Dean of the Disciples Divinity House and Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry. In some congregations, the Supreme Court’s decision on same sex marriage equality made…

Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Imagination Grant: Community Engagement and Religion in Yaxhachen, Yucatán, Mexico

The Imagination Grant seek to advance global learning, theolog­ical reflection, and leadership skills and support creative, non-credit bearing projects proposed by students.  The funds can be used to cover travel and expenses for global immersion experiences, and are typically utilized during summers. by Chelsey Overstreet Hedglin, 2nd Year MDiv This summer, I was given the opportunity…

Posted by on October 7, 2015 in Feature, Imagination Grant, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

photo by Sherry Brewer

Creating Change 2015 – Sarah Connette

The 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change made its home in downtown Denver, Colorado, February 4-8 2015.   We had nearly 4,000 people from all over the country attend our five-day program that featured over 390 workshops, training sessions, meetings and events, and four unbelievably spectacular plenary sessions.   Vanderbilt Divinity students Sara Green,…

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Feature, , , , , , , , , ,

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