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Marc Brettler & Amy-Jill Levine - The Bible With and Without Jesus

November 4, 2020—Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash, interviews Professor Marc Zvi Brettler, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor in Judaic Studies at Duke University, and Professor Amy-Jill Levine, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, on the topic of "The Bible With and Without Jesus."
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Michael Eric Dyson, distinguished scholar of race and religion, to join Vanderbilt faculty next year

September 28, 2020—Michael Eric Dyson, a globally renowned scholar of race, religion and contemporary culture, will join Vanderbilt as Centennial Chair and University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Science and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society in the Divinity School on Jan. 1, 2021.
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Lawson, Young and others join symposium honoring legacy of Kelly Miller Smith

October 23, 2020—An upcoming virtual symposium featuring noted speakers and artists will reflect on the civil rights accomplishments of Kelly Miller Smith Sr., Vanderbilt University’s first African American administrator, and explore ways to chart a path forward for social justice.
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Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. Marc Brettler on the Book of Jonah – “A World in Four Short Chapters”

October 30, 2020—Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. Marc Brettler chat with Mark Gerson, host of "The Rabbi's Husband."
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How do the Parables of Jesus relate to the modern world?

October 30, 2020—Biblical scholar and Vanderbilt Divinity Professor Amy Jill Levine joins Ben Hall to discuss the Parables of Jesus, and how they relate to today's extraordinary times.
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Churches and coronavirus: Masks keep churches from being superspreaders. But they make sermons tough

October 30, 2020—As congregations reopen, often with social distancing and masks, preachers have faced new challenges.
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Nashville Librarians in Support of Black Lives Matter

October 30, 2020—School, academic and public librarians are rethinking the roles libraries play in creating equity
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Retired Topeka minister recalls friendship with civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis

July 28, 2020— When civil rights pioneer and longtime Congressman John Lewis died last Friday at age 80, a Topeka pastor lost not only someone he looked up to, but also a close personal friend. "He certainly changed my life," said the Rev. Dick Dickinson (BD’60), pastor emeritus of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Topeka. Dickinson got to know Lewis in 1960 when the two served on a committee that organized sit-ins to integrate lunch counters in Nashville. At that time, Dickinson was a student at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville.
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Becca Stevens, MDiv’90, named 2020 alumni award recipient

July 4, 2020—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors announces its 2020 alumni award recipients. “It is an honor to celebrate these alumni, who are leaders in their professions and in their communities,” said Jodie Leeka Kim, BE’10, ME’11, awards committee chair for the Alumni Association Board. “They are shining examples of the impact of the Vanderbilt experience.”
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United Methodist pastor hopes liturgy on anti-racism creates a moment that builds a movement

July 4, 2020—The Rev. Sam McGlothlin wrote a liturgy lamenting the deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police for a class project. Four years later, McGlothlin pulled out the prayers. They were needed again.
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Six interdisciplinary programs awarded TIPs funding for 2020

July 4, 2020—A total of 52 faculty members from across the campus, along with graduate and undergraduate students, will work on the 2020 TIPs projects, which includes Divinity faculty.
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Luce Foundation grant bolsters Divinity School’s relief efforts after tornado, COVID-19

July 4, 2020—A rapid response grant of $150,000 by the Henry Luce Foundation will continue the intensive humanitarian efforts of Vanderbilt Divinity School after tornadoes wreaked havoc across Tennessee in early March, followed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Father Malloy marks 50 years as a Holy Cross priest

April 6, 2020—April 4, marks the 50th anniversary of Edward “Monk” Malloy's ordination. While in seminary, Father Malloy earned two master’s degrees, in English and theology, and following his ordination he earned a doctorate in Christian ethics from Vanderbilt University, where there is now a chaired professorship in his name and he was a member of the board of trustees for several terms.
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Four guidelines for improvising pastoral leadership through a pandemic

April 2, 2020—How will ministers lead through unnavigated territory, meet moral obligations for loving our neighbors and ourselves, guide and care for our people in an unprecedented time of uncertainty, and hold out hope in the face of despair?
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Our days are full of uncertainty. We asked religious leaders for guidance on making it through.

April 2, 2020—emile m. townes shares wisdom for weathering these uncertain times.
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