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Alumni/ae Tuesday – #GivingTuesday

Nov. 17, 2015—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...

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READ THIS BOOK – October 2015

Oct. 11, 2015—Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our October recommendation is offered by Paul DeHart, Professor of Theology and Chair, The Graduate Department of Religion. Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity...

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

Oct. 7, 2015—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...

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READ THIS BOOK – September 2015

Sep. 13, 2015—Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our September recommendation is offered by Trudy Hawkins Stringer, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ministry and Associate Director of Field Education.     Estuaries and Hope Abundant Humidity veiled the air and clung to...

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Creating Change 2015 – Sherry Brewer

May. 27, 2015—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 unbelieveably spectacular plenary sessions.   Vanderbilt Divinity students Sara...

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READ THIS BOOK Roundup April 2015

Apr. 12, 2015—Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Here is a roundup of the faculty and their recommendations from the 2014 – 2015 academic year.               March 2015 Evon Flesberg, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and...

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Carpenter Stands with Dr. Harris and American Baptist College

Mar. 25, 2015—by Lyndsey Godwin, Assistant Director, Carpenter Program Religion, Gender, and Sexuality The Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt Divinity School expresses its support of and admiration for Dr. Forrest Harris, our colleague and President of American Baptist College. Dr. Harris’s decision to invite Bishop Yvette Flunder, Dr. Allen Boesak, and Pastor Delman Coates...

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READ THIS BOOK February 2015

Feb. 9, 2015—Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our February recommendation is offered by James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History.             This Month’s Book: Weird John Brown: Divine Violence and the Limits of Ethics...

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SARAH GOES TO DIVINITY SCHOOL!

Oct. 1, 2014—Hello Everyone, Sarah here! I hope the beginning of your fall has been filled with sweaters you’ve thrifted from Goodwill, pumpkin spice lattes, and squash! In Nashville, fall(ish) began for us last week—something I have been looking forward to since the heat of August overcame our beautiful city!  Well, technically fall began for me at...

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A Reason for this Season

Sep. 10, 2014—“The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.” —James Baldwin As a first-year master of divinity student, I entered Vanderbilt University ready to study and participate in the transformation of a world, which I feel, is in much need of healing. I...

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