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READ THIS BOOK: January 2017

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our January recommendation is offered by Joerg Rieger, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies and Distinguished Professor of Theology. Professor Rieger recommends Transcending Greedy Money: Interreligious Solidarity for Just Relations by Ulrich Duchrow and...... KEEP READING

Posted on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 in News, Read This Book | Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on READ THIS BOOK: January 2017


Alumni/ae Tuesday: Jeanie Rice-Cranford

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....... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday | Tags: , , Comments Off on Alumni/ae Tuesday: Jeanie Rice-Cranford


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READ THIS BOOK: November 2016

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 Juan Floyd-Thomas, Associate Professor of African American Religious History.  Professor Floyd-Thomas recommends “The New Abolition: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel” by Gary Dorrien. Gary Dorrien’s The New Abolition...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2016 in Read This Book | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on READ THIS BOOK: November 2016


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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...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 in Feature | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on The First Year Experience: An Extended Introduction


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A note to our Class of 2016

It was the spring of 1998. Europe was in the final stages of agreeing on a single currency, the euro. The Good Friday Accord had just been reached in Northern Ireland. Back in the United States, the President was embroiled in a White House sex scandal. And closer to home, on the speakers of high...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 in Feature | Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on A note to our Class of 2016


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READ THIS BOOK – March 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 Victor Anderson, Oberlin Theological School Professor of Ethics and Society and Professor of the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies and Religious Studies. Professor Anderson recommends The Christian Imagination:...... KEEP READING

Posted on Sunday, March 13th, 2016 in News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on READ THIS BOOK – March 2016


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The season of waiting

The long quiet has settled in the halls of the Divinity School. Students depart to visit family and friends across town and around the world. Faculty retreat to cozier spaces to grade papers and prepare for the new term. Around our building, the staff is keeping the lights on, holding our steady vigil over daily...... KEEP READING

Posted on Sunday, December 20th, 2015 in Feature | Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on The season of waiting


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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...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 in First Year Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on My First Year Experience – Kimberly A. Goins


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Alumni/ae Tuesday – #GivingTuesday

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...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, Giving Tuesday | Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on Alumni/ae Tuesday – #GivingTuesday


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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...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 in Feature, Imagination Grant | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Imagination Grant: Community Engagement and Religion in Yaxhachen, Yucatán, Mexico


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