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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, , , , ,


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Giving Tuesday – Cameron Barr, MDiv’12

Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post has expanded! We’re proud to present #VDSGiving. We have invited VDS and GDR alumni/ae to write about what their Divinity School education meant to them, and to also write about the impact of the scholarship assistance they received. Our goal is to demonstrate how scholarship support has a lasting impact on…

Posted by on March 15, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, Giving Tuesday, , , , , , , , , ,


Alumni/ae Tuesday: Rev. Susan Steinberg

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 February 9, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, , , , , , , , ,


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On Care for Our Common Home

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released Laudato Si’, in English Praise Be to You: On Care for Our Common Home. This encyclical is the first to address the sweeping consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and it presents Pope Francis’ pastoral commitment to the integral flourishing of all life. Throughout this writing, Francis draws…

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Events, Feature, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Dean Sheppard

My First Year Experience – Joy Bronson

My experience of my first semester at Vanderbilt University Divinity School has been one of inverted expectation, though (now) beautifully so. I came here as a second-career student, determined to be the scholar that I hadn’t been eight years ago as an undergraduate; I know my purpose for being in school this time around. Unfortunately…

Posted by on December 16, 2015 in First Year Experience, , , , , , , ,


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100+ Days Of Thanksgiving

My first Thanksgiving in the United States of America coincided with my first 100 days at a time in this country. Perfected timing. I too joined the chorus of Americans in celebration of this day. What am I thankful for this year? November 26, 2015, as I sit around a table full of baked turkeys,…

Posted by on December 9, 2015 in Feature, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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READ THIS BOOK – November

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, , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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, , , , , , , , , ,


Friday Photo

VDS Friday Photo

Rev. Becca Stevens, MDiv’90 and 2014 Divinity School Distinguished Alumni/ae Award recipient, delivered her sermon titled “The Laborers are Few!” this past Wednesday during Community Worship. Pictured: Andrew Suitter, MDiv3, Rev. Stevens, and Dean Amy Steele

Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Photo of the Week, , , , ,


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VDS Vision “We believe…these two words sum up the hope I find so alive here at Vanderbilt Divinity School.  We believe in the power of transformatory ministry and scholarship.  And because of this, we seek to provide a faithfilled environment for our students to learn and grow.  We invite you into this partnership of hope,…

Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Photo of the Week, , , , , , , ,


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