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VDS graduate launches ecumenical German-language worship service and Stammtisch

October 28, 2019—Michael Arnold, VDS graduate, launches ecumenical German-language worship service and Stammtisch. The first service will be Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, with the Stammtisch at 3:15pm and service at 4pm at Memorial Lutheran Church (1211 Riverside Drive, Nashville, TN 37206).
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Melissa Snarr featured panelist at Duke on Nov. 1 to celebrate launch of "Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy"

October 28, 2019—Melissa Snarr is a featured panelist at Duke on Nov. 1 to celebrate the launch of Dr. Luke Bretherton’s book, "Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy." Tune in to livestream by clicking on link below.
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Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations honors Amy-Jill Levine

October 28, 2019—The Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations presents Amy-Jill (AJ) Levine with the Shevet Achim Award, an honor given to persons who have made Outstanding Contributions to Jewish-Christian Understanding.
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New publication by Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore: The Wiley Blackwell Reader in Practical Theology

October 28, 2019—Presenting a diverse collection of landmark essays, The Wiley-Blackwell Reader in Practical Theology explores the turn-of-the-century renaissance of practical theology as an academic discipline and shows how the discipline has advanced a steady epistemological insurgency in theology throughout the twentieth- and twenty-first century. The text provides scholars, students, and ministerial professionals with easy access to original seminal sources that represent major milestones, growing edges, and useful classificatory rubrics.
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James Hudnut-Beumler and Mark Silk awarded first place in 2019 RNA Awards for Religion Reporting Excellence

September 29, 2019—The first place award for Excellence in Nonfiction Religion Book was presented to James Hudnut-Beumler and Mark Silk for “The Future of Mainline Protestantism in America.”
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White evangelicals love Trump and aren't confused about why. No one should be.

September 27, 2019—Opinion piece from alum ('00, '01), Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. "Modern evangelicals' support for this president cannot be separated from the history of evangelicals' participation in and support for racist structures in America."
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Barton College features Bonnie Miller-McLemore as the Light of Life Series’ featured speaker

September 27, 2019— Miller-McLemore’s presentation will focus on “Re-imagining Vocation: Its Transformation Across the Lifespan.” The Light of Life Series provides occasions for learning and dialogue about matters vital to life within communities as enriched by faith perspectives.
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Dr. Emilie Townes guest lecturer for 2019 DuBose Lectures

September 22, 2019—The DuBose Lectures are a multi-year series of seminars with a theme of racial reconciliation.
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Suicide of prominent pastor Jarrid Wilson forces church leaders to confront mental health

September 15, 2019—James Hudnut-Beumler is quoted extensively in this piece on mental illness and "a growing pattern of theological reflection that says perhaps God can and will forgive what human beings will not understand."
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Is There No Balm in Rural America?

September 13, 2019—Scot Robinson (M.Div.'19) writes for "Unbound" and recalls his field education experience with the Tennessee Justice Center and the ways it has prepared him for rural ministry and conversations about healthcare, access, and ways we may be agents of change for our communities.
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Third Friendship House connects young adults with disabilities and Divinity School students

September 13, 2019—A residential community that brings together Vanderbilt Divinity School students and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is celebrating the opening of its third house.
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Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent

September 13, 2019—In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi.
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Bruce Rogers-Vaughn: Guest on HomeBrewed Christianity the Neo-Liberal Attack on the Soul

September 13, 2019—Bruce Rogers-Vaughn sits down with Tripp Fuller with HomeBrewed Christianity about " Caring for Souls in a Neoliberal Age", now in paperback.
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Rev. Dr. Elizabeth (Lib) Caldwell Selected for Excellence in Theological Education Award

September 13, 2019—The Committee on Theological Education and the Theological Education Fund will honor Rev. Dr. Elizabeth (Lib) Caldwell with the Award for Excellence in Theological Education during a breakfast event at General Assembly.
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