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28th Annual Creating Change conference

by Carlin Rushing, Program Assistant for the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality The 28th annual Creating Change conference, organized by the National LGBT Task Force, was held in Chicago, Illinois, this year.  Bringing together hundreds of organizations, activist, organizers, faith leaders, students, and allies from across the nation to examine the state of the…

Posted by on February 24, 2016 in Creating Change, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kim Goins and daughter

My First Year Experience – Kimberly A. Goins

by Kimberly A. Goins, MTS1 As I reflect upon my first year experience at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, I cannot help but think what I wrote in my personal statement: I want to pursue the master of theological studies degree because I have a myriad of ideas about the connections among politics, racism, social justice, the…

Posted by on November 25, 2015 in First Year Experience, , , , , , , , ,

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Creating Change 2015 – Sara Green

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…

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Feature, , , , , , , , ,

Paige Wetzel, re-located New Englander, lover of elephants

A Blank Paige

by Paige Wetzel, 2nd year MTS candidate Blank. I wouldn’t say I came to VDS open-minded, just blank. When I began my studies last year, I had few expectations and even fewer ideas about what my time here would be like. Like a fresh piece of paper, I was clear and vacant, uncertain of what would…

Posted by on September 3, 2014 in Feature, , , , ,


Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our May recommendation is offered by Dale P. Andrews, Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice, and Practical Theology. I find Joseph Evans’ text, Lifting the Veil of Eurocentrism: The Du Boisian Hermeneutic of Double Consciousness, to…

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Read This Book, , , , , ,

Friday Photos 2.21.14

Bishop Joe Pennel opened the Community Breakfast with a prayer on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.  Professor Bruce Morrill presented “Evangelization and Social Justice: Fundamentals of Pope Francis’s Mission.”                           Visions: A Community Art Show opened on February 13, 2014 with a reception. Nineteen…

Posted by on February 21, 2014 in Photo of the Week, , , ,

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