• Exploring library archives

    Exploring library archives

    by Jonathan Redding, PhD Candidate’17 Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel In the spring 2016, the students studying Hebrew Bible from the Vanderbilt University Graduate Department of Religion visited Princeton, New Jersey to explore the Princeton Theological Seminary library archives. Below are pictures of some beautiful old bibles,… Read More

    Jun. 29, 2016

  • READ THIS BOOK – March 2016

    READ THIS BOOK – March 2016

    Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our March recommendation is offered by Victor Anderson, Oberlin Theological School Professor of Ethics and Society and Professor of the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies and Religious Studies. Read More

    Mar. 13, 2016

  • Fear is the Cause of War

    Fear is the Cause of War

    Bishop Joe E. Pennel, Jr,  Professor of the Practice of Leadership, writes about his concern for the chaos in today’s world and his attempt to understand the source as informed by the faith that gave birth to the Church. Fear is a sign of our time in history. Fear… Read More

    Jan. 13, 2016

  • Alumni/ae Tuesday – Eric Smith, MTS ’02

    Alumni/ae Tuesday – Eric Smith, MTS ’02

    Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post series on the VDS Voices blog highlights posts written by VDS and GDR alumni/ae. Hear firsthand about their important work in the community, collaborations with other alumni/ae and faculty, and much more. Be sure to also check out the Divinity School Instagram feed every Tuesday… Read More

    Jun. 9, 2015

  • “We’ve got a problem.”

    “We’ve got a problem.”

    by Graham Reside, Executive Director, Cal Turner Program in Moral Leadership in the Professions I’m a middle-aged white guy, who grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada.  The son of a minister, I went to church every Sunday, and I’ve heard a lot of sermons in… Read More

    Dec. 31, 2014

  • VDS Feature Alumnus Seth Kohrman

    VDS Feature Alumnus Seth Kohrman

    Religion and spirituality always have been central aspects of my person. I grew up in a conservative Christian environment. I loved it. It was one of the greatest driving forces in shaping the person I was. I was especially passionate about Christian Scripture. This love led me to want… Read More

    Feb. 26, 2014

  • VDS Feature: “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”

    VDS Feature: “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”

    This is the final in a three part series of sermons delivered during the Academy of Preachers by academy members James W. Dennis, Lauren McDuffie and Shantell Hinton. The Academy of Young Preachers… Read More

    Feb. 5, 2014