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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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Vanderbilt Divinity School expansion features water, wood and light

September 12, 2019—Faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School to witness the dedication and ribbon cutting for the school’s much anticipated new expansion.
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Bridge over I-440 named for Vanderbilt professor, community activist

November 18, 2018—The Eugene TeSelle Memorial Bridge over Interstate 440 on 21st Avenue South was dedicated Saturday, with family and friends of the late Vanderbilt Divinity School professor celebrating this ironic recognition for TeSelle. As a committed neighborhood activist, TeSelle had been a decades-long opponent of I-440, an urban loop 7.6 miles long that was eventually built during the 1980s.
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New faculty: Stephanie Budwey

November 11, 2018—Budwey joins the faculty as the Luce Dean’s Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor of the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts. The Divinity School’s commitments to end racism, sexism and homophobia sealed the deal for her. “These issues form the core of my personal beliefs,” she said. As the new director of Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture, she is excited to work with Dave Perkins, the program’s associate director and an accomplished singer-songwriter. “I’m grateful for Dave’s support and wonderful connections as I begin to experience the city’s vibrant music scene.”
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Vanderbilt Divinity School launches new, more flexible curriculum

February 6, 2018—Students pursuing a degree at Vanderbilt Divinity School now have more flexibility to design an interdisciplinary course of study in preparation for a variety of theological vocations that critically and creatively engage the world.
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Emilie M. Townes reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School

May 7, 2018—Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, has been reappointed as dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Her second five-year term as dean will begin July 1, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.
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In Vanderbilt’s new simulation lab, nursing and divinity students train together

May 14, 2019—“As nurses we know what to do with blood, we know how to fix the wounds, but we don’t always know how to deal with the emotional side of things, the personal problems patients may be dealing with,” says VUSN student Noelle Sabatt. “The pastoral team is trained to deal with these issues and I saw that first hand through the simulation training. It’s so great that we will have them in the hospital setting to collaborate with — that we’re not on our own.”
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Emeritus Divinity professor who turned faith into community activism dies

November 9, 2018—The Rev. Donald F. Beisswenger, a Vanderbilt Divinity School emeritus professor who lived out his faith as a dedicated community activist—serving six months in federal prison for a nonviolent protest—died Nov. 26.
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‘Policy, Politics, Privilege’ focus of Summer Institute at Vanderbilt May 20–24

May 17, 2019—“Policy, Politics and Privilege: The Prophetic Response to Racist Governance” is the theme for the Summer Institute presented by the Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative May 20–24. It will be held at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
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Wendland Cook Program in Religion and Justice launches at Vanderbilt Divinity School

January 28, 2019—A new program that will examine economic and ecological justice through the lens of theological and religious reflection has been launched at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
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