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Former 'hippie' turns talents to religious poetry

October 25, 2013—Andrew William Smith, MTS1, of Cookeville describes his younger self in the late '80s and early '90s as a "punk rocker" and "hippie," who partied with the best of them, however in 2009, he had a spiritual awakening. READ MORE »


John Wesley jack-o-lantern is Autumn work of Rev. Jason W. Jones at McKenzie First UMC

October 15, 2013—Rev. Jason W. Jones, MDiv'11, of McKenzie First UMC in McKenzie, Tenn., guessed it had been about 25 years since he'd carved a pumpkin, but he'd never done it by himself. READ MORE »


Vanderbilt professor awarded Roland H. Bainton Book Prize

October 24, 2013—Paul C.H. Lim, a Vanderbilt University religious historian, has received the 2013 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England. READ MORE »


Vanderbilt Divinity Breakfast: Digging where Jezebel lived

October 21, 2013—A renowned expert on the Hebrew Bible and six students who took part in an archaeological excavation at Jezreel, Israel, will share their experiences at a Vanderbilt Divinity School community breakfast Oct. 29. READ MORE »


Advocate and Author Becca Stevens To Speak on "Living Out Love"

October 8, 2013—Author, Episcopal priest and women's advocate The Reverend Becca Stevens will be the featured speaker November 1 at the Annual Women's Forum hosted by Candler's Women, Theology & Ministry program. Stevens is founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community and social enterprise near Nashville, Tennessee, that supports women recovering from trafficking, prostitution, addiction and life on the streets. She will draw on the forum's theme, "Living Out Love," in her talk, "Living Out Love: Advocacy for Women as a Theological Practice." READ MORE »


Dr. Amy-Jill Levine to Give 11th REIF Lecture

September 25, 2013—All are invited to the 11TH ANNUAL PAT REIF MEMORIAL LECTURE Of Sheep, Coins, and Children: Finding the Lost Meanings of Jesus' Parables. READ MORE »


Townes: VDS positioned to be world divinity school

October 4, 2013—Emilie M. Townes is new to Vanderbilt and Nashville, but she is no stranger of the South. Townes grew up in Durham, N.C., as the curious daughter of college professors. READ MORE »


Words, deeds of Pope Francis 'speak to our hearts'

September 27, 2013—From the moment of his election as the new pope on March 13, Pope Francis has set a tone for his papacy and the church, one that is focused on a simpler lifestyle and an outreach to people. - See more at: http://www.dioceseofnashville.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=259#sthash.G3HuR97Z.dpuf READ MORE »


Pope Francis' social message making waves even among non-followers

October 7, 2013—Pope Francis says it's not necessary to talk about abortion, contraception and gay marriage all the time. He mourns that the world doesn't care if children are dying of hunger and urges the sacrifice of personal comfort for the greater good. VDS Professor, Bruce Morrill, is quoted in this article. READ MORE »


Vanderbilt Divinity student receives Otis Social Justice Award

October 4, 2013—Nontombi Naomi Tutu, a second-year master of divinity student at Vanderbilt University, has been honored with the Otis Social Justice Award from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. READ MORE »


The Rev. Emilie Townes, the new dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, is anything but the 'same old Vandy'

October 3, 2013—On a Friday night in late August, Vanderbilt University's Benton Chapel is filled with faculty, students and alumni, and their curiosity is palpable. After an international search, the university's divinity school has named a new dean. READ MORE »


Vanderbilt Divinity art exhibit inspired by Rilke's poetry

September 27, 2013—Powdered charcoal drawings by landscape artist Ken Procter that he created in response to a beloved European poet's work are featured in a fall exhibition at Vanderbilt Divinity School. READ MORE »


Renowned Book of Revelation scholar to deliver Cole Lectures

September 26, 2013—Religious historian Elaine Pagels, author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation, will deliver the Vanderbilt Divinity School's 2013 Cole Lectures at Benton Chapel Oct. 3 and 4. READ MORE »


Meet the new dean at Vanderbilt Divinity Community Breakfast

September 19, 2013—Vanderbilt Divinity School's first community breakfast for the new school year will be a Sept. 24 open forum with its new dean, the Rev. Emilie M. Townes. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. in the school's Reading Room. READ MORE »


Global hunger activist and expert to speak at Vanderbilt

September 16, 2013—Roger Thurow, whose reporting on famine in Africa has received international accolades, will speak at Vanderbilt University Divinity School Wednesday, Sept. 18. READ MORE »



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