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20 January 2012

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Newest faculty member featured in Faith in Practice series

Bruce Morrill discusses the individual and social phenomena of suffering, religious ritual and being the only Jesuit priest in Tennessee. Read more >>

Amy-Jill Levine brings New Testament into first-century context

The Jewish Annotated New Testament, co-edited by Levine, offers the relevant context in which first-century texts should be read. Levine discusses what our modern-day interpretations of the Christmas story may miss. Read more >>

Congratulations graduates!

Welcome the newest members of the Vanderbilt Divinity School alumni/ae family.

December 2011 graduates

Master of Theological Studies

Samuel L. Chambers
Yong Seung Lee
  Julianne Noel
Jarrett Snape

Master of Divinity

Eric Matthew Burton-Krieger
Chance Brett Dillon
Angela Marie Flanagan
Lindsay Little Gray

  Jane Myers Herring
Jason Wallace Jones
Luke Davis Townsend
Charles Brock Warren


Resources from VDS faculty and alumni/ae

Read the case study by Monica A. Coleman, MDiv'98, on new media at Community Hope AME Church as a part of the New Media Project at Union Theological Seminary. Read more >>

Preaching God's Transformative JusticeCheck out the new lectionary Preaching God's Transformative Justice, co-edited by Dale Andrews, PhD'98, that suggests to preachers that 22 new "holy days for justice" be included in the church calendar. Read more >>

Visit John McClure's blog for thought-provoking discussions of homiletics and other subjects. A recent post provides resources for preaching about sexual and domestic violence. Visit blog >>

Watch the interview with Dale Andrews, PhD'98, from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School. Andrews addresses the need to balance the pastoral and the prophetic. Watch interview >>

Do you have resources to share?
Please email us at AlumniDivinity@vanderbilt.edu.

  In the news

Suicide prevention: warning signs
WTVF, Channel 5Stephanie Barger, MDiv'06, talks about the responsibility of recognizing the warning signs of suicide in children and youth. Read more >>

Burmese refugees find safe haven in Kentucky
CBS NewsJason Crosby, MDiv'04, co-pastor of Crescent Hill Baptist Church, is featured in this CBS Nightly News story. Watch video >>

Vanderbilt raises pay after 'living wage' campaign
InsideVandy.comKyle Lambelet, third-year master of divinity student, talks about the Divinity School's Economic Empowerment Coalition's involvement in the campaign. Read more >>

The Jewish Annotated New TestamentFocusing on the Jewish story of the New Testament
The New York Times: BeliefAmy-Jill Levine discusses her co-edited book, The Jewish Annotated New Testament. The book is an edition of the Christian holy book edited entirely by Jews. Read more >>

Can Jews, Muslims and Christians all get along?
Nashville Scene—The Rev. Becca Stevens, MDiv'90, addresses the complexities of issues that has led to the rise of tensions between the three faiths as a part of an interfaith discussion. Read more >>

The Meaning of the BibleDouglas A. Knight: Wrong about Job
Publisher's WeeklyDouglas Knight says Job did not suffer in silence. The story of Job is just one that Knight seeks to illuminate in The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us, coauthored with Amy-Jill Levine. Read more >>

Huffington Post features discussion on The Meaning of the Bible
Biblical Israel's history viewed from inside and out.
The Bible and sexuality.
The Biblical views of God.
What does the Bible say about creation and evolution?

Divinity professors offer fresh interpretations to ancient texts
Listen to Doug Knight and Amy-Jill Levine explore the Bible's relevance to today's world. Listen now >>

Fred CraddockA preaching 'genius' faces his toughest convert
CNN: Monday ProfileFred Craddock, PhD'64, was profiled by CNN at the close of his formal preaching career. Craddock talks about his relationship with his father and his life in ministry. Read more >>

Religion and politics mix goes back to American Revolution
Associated PressJames Byrd lectured on the rhetoric of the American Revolution and the revivals of the Great Awakening. Read more >>

Yellow Ribbon Program helps veterans, families pursue education
Vanderbilt ViewLaurie Hynson, third-year master of divinity student, is featured in a story about the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act's impact on Vanderbilt's campus. Read more >>

Faculty on the road

The Rev. Dr. Forrest Harris
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
February 6–9
Chicago, Ill.

Graham Reside
Tobias Leadership Conference
February 23–25
Colorado Springs, Colo.
"Ethical Leadership and College Athletics"


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19 1920 Upcoming events

Check the calendar for up-to-date event postings.

Marginalia and the Cal Turner Program Winter Clothing Drive

Through January

Nashville's Need … Establishing a Housing Trust

The Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership
Tuesday, January 17
5–6:30 p.m.
Flynn auditorium
Vanderbilt University Law School

Join us for a panel discussion of the consequences of Nashville's housing shortage and how developing a housing trust can help alleviate problems of homelessness in our city.
Register now

Leadership Workshop with Josh E. Perry

The Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership
Practical Approaches to Ethical Dilemmas in the Life of a Professional
Saturday, January 28
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Reading Room

Josh E. Perry, JD/MTS'02
Assistant professor of business law and ethics
Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Register now

Lecture with Rev. James Lawson

Friday, February 3
6 p.m.
Benton Chapel
Reception to follow lecture

Hosted by Vanderbilt Divinity School, Black Seminarians and The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

Leadership Workshop with Graham Reside

The Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership
Saturday, February 18

Save the Date:
38th Annual Antoinette Brown Lecture

Love Abyss: Preaching Desire in the 13th and 21st Centuries
March 22
7 p.m.
Benton Chapel

Amy Hollywood, Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies at Harvard Divinity School


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