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Creating Change – Marty B. Tracy

The National Conference for LGBT Equality: Creating Change is an annual event. It’s truly a one-of-a-king organizing and skills-building event for the LGBTQ community and allies. The 28th annual Creating Change conference was held in Chicago, Illinois, this year. Vanderbilt Divinity School student delegates Shakiya Canty, Levi Dillard, Sarah Jordan, and Marty B. Tracy attended…

Posted by on March 16, 2016 in Creating Change, , , , , , , , ,


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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, , , , , , , , , ,


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“Laudato Si: On Care For Our Common Home.”

As my yearlong research leave from the Divinity School was winding down this past summer, I found myself imagining how I might put some of the resources in my endowed chair to work for the benefit of our school and the wider community. The notion first came to me in late May on a long…

Posted by on March 9, 2016 in Feature, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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


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Giving Tuesday – Amanda Hartman Westmoreland

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 January 19, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, Giving Tuesday, , , , , , , , ,


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READ THIS BOOK – January 2016

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 Forrest Harris, Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry and Director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on the African-American Church.           Stand Your Ground: Black…

Posted by on January 17, 2016 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Fear is the Cause of War

Bishop Joe E. Pennel, Jr,  Professor of the Practice of Leadership, writes about his concern for the chaos in today’s world and his attempt to understand the source as informed by the faith that gave birth to the Church. Fear is a sign of our time in history. Fear captures the hearts of people from every…

Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Feature, , , , , , , , ,


A Plurality of Voices

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 January 12, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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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…

Posted by on December 20, 2015 in Feature, , , , , , , , ,


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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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