Partial listing of Vanderbilt Divinity/GDR professors fall speaking engagements


Jaco Hamman

“The Confession of Belhar,” First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Sept. 6, Franklin, Tennessee

“The organ of tactility: The eye, the internet, sexual pleasure and personal well-being,” Tennessee Pastoral Psychotherapy Association, Sept. 16, Franklin, Tennessee

“Divinity Friendship House at Vanderbilt,” Governor’s Housing Conference, Sept. 20, Nashville

“Toward a Christian Sexual Ethic: Why a Marriage Ethic for Human Sexuality is Inadequate” Young Life Conference, Oct. 18, Denver, Colorado

“How I decided to do what I do?” Project Dialogue, Nov. 7, Vanderbilt University

Amy-Jill Levine

“Of Pearls and Prodigals: Listening to Jesus the Jewish Storytellers,” Irving and Regina Rosen Public Lecture, Queens University, Oct. 18, Kingston, Ontario

“The Book of Ruth: The Dangers and Blessings of Immigration,” Pray, Eat and Learn series, West End Synagogue, Oct. 20, Nashville

“The Women Who Followed Jesus: Why Jewish Identity Matters,” James M. and Margaret H. Costan Lecture on Early Christianity, Georgetown University, Oct. 25, Washington, D.C.

Lectures for the Medicine and Ministry group, Nov. 3-5, Kanuga, North Carolina

“David and Bathsheba: Sex, Lies, and Politics,” Congregation Sukkat Shalom, First Congregational Church of Wilmette, and Kenilworth Union Church, Nov. 12, Wilmette, Illinois

“Plenary conversation on Jewish Annotated New Testament second edition, Bible and Archaeology Fest, Nov. 18, Boston

“Bewitched by Tabitha,” Corpus Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti session Society of Biblical Literature, Nov. 19, Boston

“Wisdom Commentary Series” panel discussion, Women in the Biblical World, Society of Biblical Literature, Nov. 20, Boston

Michael Devlin Lecture in Biblical Studies at St. Patrick’s College, Nov. 30, Maynooth, Ireland

Four talks at Limmud Festival, Dec. 24-28, Birmingham, UK

Paul C.H. Lim

“Calvin, Refugees and the Poor: Human Rights & the Imago Dei” First Monday Speaker Series at Dordt College, Sept. 4, Sioux Center, Iowa

“Four Major Moves of the Reformation” Adult Sunday School Class, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Aug. 20-Sept. 10 Nashville

“Reformation and Racial Taxonomies: An Underexplored Narrative of Modernity,” 2017 Dudleian Lecture, Harvard Divinity School, Sept. 28, Cambridge, Massachusetts

“Reformation & Modernity: A 500-Year Retrospective” public lecture, Montgomery Bell Academy, Oct. 30, Nashville

“Can Science Explain Everything? A Christian and Scientific Rationalist Dialogue” moderator for the Vanderbilt Veritas Forum, Nov. 8, Vanderbilt University

“Global Protestantism: Religion and Foreign Policy,” convenor of a conference for the Council on Foreign Relations, New York

“Four Major Lessons in Church History: Trinity, Justification by Faith, Racism, and Global Revival” special lectures on Global Christianity at Bethel Grove Fellowship, Dec. 22-24, Beaverton, Oregon

Bruce Morrill

“Roman Catholicism Then and Now: The Reformation and Vatican II,” Christ the King Catholic Church, Nov. 5, Nashville

“A Roman Catholic Response to the Reformation” Vine Street Christian Church, Nov. 15, Nashville

Bonnie Miller-McLemore

“Reimagining Vocation Across the Lifespan and into Childhood,” (based on Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation Throughout all Life’s Seasons) Nov. 13, Jangshin Presbyterian Seminary; Korea Theological Seminary, Nov. 14; Yonsei University, Ewha Women’s University and Seoul Women’s University, Nov. 15, Seoul, Korea

“The Living Human Web: An Idea and Its Twenty-Five Year Evolution,” Korean Association of Christian Counseling and Psychology and Korean Association of Pastoral Counselors, Nov. 17, Seoul, Korea

Joerg Rieger

“Why Consumerism is not the Problem,” meeting of liberation theologians at Departamento Ecuménico de Investigaciones, June 26, San José, Costa Rica

“Christ and Empire 2.0,” Wild Goose Festival, July 15, Hot Springs, North Carolina

“Which Common Good? Rethinking Religion, Self-Interest, and Agency,” Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding, St. Norbert College, Oct. 17, De Pere, Wisconsin

“Jesus, Jobs and Justice: The Black Church and the Economy,” Kelly Miller Smith Institute Saturday Intensive, Nov. 11, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Teresa Smallwood

“Civil rights cold cases” (speaking on behalf of Tennesseans for Historical Justice), Aug. 16, Special Joint Legislative Committee chaired by State Rep. Johnnie R. Turner, Nashville

“Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative,” Religion Newswriters Association annual conference, Sept. 9, Nashville

Tennessee Holocaust Commission, Oct. 20, Nashville, Tennessee

“Working Together. Doing Justice. Restoring Hope: A Conversation about Race and Justice” Federal Public Defenders, Oct. 27, Nashville

“Scholar Activism” panel (moderator) Oct. 29, Society for Race, Ethnicity and Religion

“Cultivating the Scholar/Activist: Pathways to Racial Justice” conference, Nov. 10, Vanderbilt University

Melissa Snarr

“Iftars, Prayer Rooms, and #DeleteUber: Postsecularism and Promise/Perils of Muslim Labor Organizing,” Religion, Protest, and Social Upheaval Conference, College of Holy Cross, Nov. 16, Worcester, Pennsylvania

Emilie Townes

Campbell Chapel AME Church, November 5, Denver

University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion public lecture and faculty/student workshop, Nov. 6, Denver

American Academy of Religion/Society for Biblical Literature annual meeting, Nov. 17-21, Boston:
Professional Conduct Task Force Public Forum (panelist), Nov. 19
Vanderbilt Reception (hosting), Nov. 19
Teaching and Scholarship as Resistance in the Post-Truth Era (panelist), Nov. 20
From Colleague to Leader: Transitions in the Life of an Academic (panelist) Nov. 20
American Political Economy and the Politics of Producing Vulnerable Populations (respondent), Nov. 20

Dixon Memorial United Methodist Church (preaching), Nov. 26, Nashville

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