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Meet the 2016 Leadership Nashville class including our own Emilie M. Townes

June 22, 2015—Leadership Nashville takes in 44 of the city's leaders, from a judge to a restaurant group owner, to help further their roles in the community in its 2016 class. READ MORE »

Postcast with Amy-Jill Levine: The Jewish People and their Sacred Scripture in the Christian Bible

June 3, 2015—Amy-Jill Levine was interviewed on “Catholic Comments,” a podcast produced at Creighton University, about The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible. READ MORE »

Vanderbilt gets grant to coach preachers on sermons

May 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University professors John S. McClure and Dale P. Andrews want to enrich Sunday mornings for churchgoers across the country by encouraging preachers to craft more compelling sermons. READ MORE »

Bonnie Miller-McLemore on Practical Theology (listen to interview)

May 19, 2015—Bonnie Miller-McLemore chats with Callid and Bo to help introduce the upcoming Practical Theology Project. READ MORE »

Lilly Endowment funds VU Divinity program on preaching quality

May 19, 2015—Vanderbilt Divinity School has launched a program to train coaches who will help preachers improve and enrich their sermon preparation and communication skills, thanks to a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. READ MORE »

n Defense of Practical Theological Knowledge by Bonnie Miller-McLemore

May 14, 2015—The question sounds almost sophomorically abstract: What is it to know something? But the answer has significant real world consequences in, for example, how we educate our children, how we structure educational systems, and how we prepare for our life’s work. READ MORE »

Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty including Douglas A. Knight, M. Douglas Meeks and Jack Sasson

May 11, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. READ MORE »

Naomi Yoder, MDiv15 among Vanderbilt Founder’s Medalists for top scholars

May 11, 2015—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos awarded the top scholars from each of the university’s undergraduate and professional schools with Founder’s Medals during Commencement, May 8. READ MORE »

Again by Emilie M. Townes

April 30, 2015—In Feminist Studies in Religion (online) READ MORE »

Professor Bruce Morrill quoted in The Christian Science Monitor article

April 29, 2015—Pope Francis and climate change: why Catholic skeptics are so alarmed READ MORE »

The Future of Religion Is Ascendant by Emilie M. Townes

April 27, 2015—The search for meaning is eternal. READ MORE »

Emilie Townes recipient of higher education Pacesetter Award

April 21, 2015—The Rev. Emilie M. Townes, dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, has been awarded the 2015 Pacesetter Award by the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. READ MORE »

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