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Giving Tuesday – Amanda Hartman Westmoreland

Jan. 19, 2016—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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My First Year Experience – Joy Bronson

Dec. 16, 2015—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...

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100+ Days Of Thanksgiving

Dec. 9, 2015—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,...

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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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VDS Feature: Laughing at God’s Delights

Dec. 18, 2013—Anthony Fatta, MDiv’12 Associate Pastor Los Gatos UMC Some say that laughter is the best medicine. I believe them. If you would have told me when I began my studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2009 that I would be living in the Bay Area of California as a clergy person in the United Methodist...

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