• Vanderbilt University

    Fall 2022 Convocation Remarks from Dean emilie m. townes

    Dean Emilie M. Townes’ Fall Convocation remarks, as delivered on August 26, 2022 each opening convocation, we have begun by remembering those who have died since we were last together in May and to celebrate the new births during this time as well today, we remember those killed… Read More

    Aug. 28, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    2022 Charge to the Graduates: Imagine Again

    well, for those of you who began your time here in the fall of 2019, you have been through it—not just in the classroom—but in the events that surrounded our lives that academic year began with a dispute between the subcontractors that built the new wing of our building… Read More

    May. 20, 2022

  • My First Year Experience – Kimberly A. Goins

    My First Year Experience – Kimberly A. Goins

    by Kimberly A. Goins, MTS1 As I reflect upon my first year experience at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, I cannot help but think what I wrote in my personal statement: I want to pursue the master of theological studies degree because I have a myriad of ideas… Read More

    Nov. 25, 2015

  • Alumni/ae Tuesday – #GivingTuesday

    Alumni/ae Tuesday – #GivingTuesday

    Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post has expanded! We’re proud to present #VDSGiving. We have invited VDS and GDR alumni/ae to write about what their Divinity School education meant to them, and to also write about the impact of the scholarship assistance they received. Our goal is to demonstrate how… Read More

    Nov. 17, 2015

  • Facing Race

    Facing Race

    RACE “… runners take your mark; get set…” CaPow! Left.     Right.   Left, right, left, right, left… The FINISH LINE was in sight running… (right, left, right, left…) giving my all running… (right, left, right…) with all my might running… (left, right…) I KNEW I could win… Read More

    Nov. 26, 2014

  • READ THIS BOOK – October 2014

    READ THIS BOOK – October 2014

    Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our October recommendation is offered by David A. Michelson, Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, Affiliate Faculty Member in Classics and Islamic Studies. Read More

    Oct. 12, 2014

  • VDS Friday Photo 4.11.14

    VDS Friday Photo 4.11.14

    VDS Vision “We believe…these two words sum up the hope I find so alive here at Vanderbilt Divinity School.  We believe in the power of transformatory ministry and scholarship.  And because of this, we seek to provide a faithfilled environment for our students to learn and grow.  We invite you… Read More

    Apr. 11, 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