News and Events
January 19, 2014—On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we honor and look up to this man who gave his life to the movement and for the movement. As a leader of the mobilization, he called upon all Americans to join him in the struggle against discrimination, violence, war and poverty. READ MORE »
January 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University Divinity School will develop strategies to boost the economic well-being of its future graduates, thanks to a $250,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. READ MORE »
Divinity School alumnus Wes Crawford's book, Shattering the Illusion, which was developed from his dissertation, is reviewed.
November 1, 2013—Crawford is preaching minister for the Glenwood Church of Christ in Tyler, Texas, and this book is a product of his dissertation at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., where he earned a doctorate in church history. READ MORE »
January 5, 2014—From FSR, Inc. article: I've been following the uproar and then tamping down of the remarks Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson made in a recent GQ interview that equated homosexuality with bestiality, homosexuals as terrorists, and Black folk being happy in the pre-Civil Rights South. READ MORE »
December 31, 1969—The innate human drive for survival -- one's own, as well as that of those for whom we find ourselves (in any number of personal and social ways) responsible -- contributes to human efforts to do something when a life is threatened. In the moment of medical crisis, that is, a turning point exerting urgency in changed conditions, the seemingly innate reaction on the part of all is: "What can be done here?" READ MORE »
Op-Ed by Joe E. Pennel Jr: Christmas miracle of God's love for us best told in whisper by Joe E. Pennel Jr.
December 23, 2013—Our hunger for the predictable and the familiar is one of the reasons that we enjoy and appreciate this time of the year. READ MORE »
December 31, 1969—2011 Vanderbilt Divinity School alumna Kelley Frances Fenelon directs the Nashville Mobile Market. READ MORE »
December 31, 1969—A Reflection from The Mountain Circuit by Rev. Krysta Rexrode Wolfe, MDiv13 READ MORE »
Christianity Today names "Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution" by James P. Byrd one of the best books of the year.
December 12, 2013— READ MORE »
December 5, 2013—As a Jewish youngster in a mostly Catholic neighborhood, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine began her fascination with the New Testament at a young age. She's now Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University's Divinity School, and in that role, she's written several books about Jesus, about the New Testament and misunderstandings of Jesus as a Jew. She joins us while she's in the area as Scholar-in-Residence with Temple Emanuel in Gastonia to talk about Jesus, Judaism, and Jewish-Christian relations. READ MORE »
December 6, 2013—Profound changes have occurred in the study of early Israel over the past four decades. Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible, offers a new appreciation of the first 12 chapters of the book of Judges in a forthcoming book. READ MORE »
November 20, 2013—Living on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, from a child's perspective (VDS Professor, Paul Lim's son, Christian) READ MORE »
November 27, 2013—Sister Melannie, a sister of Notre Dame, gives talks and leads retreats at the national level. She had this to say about Thanksgiving: "Today, we pause and give thanks for all of the blessings we have received: family, friends, faith, freedom, health, trees, flowers, apples, rivers, whales and honeybees. We acknowledge that all is a gift, all a blessing. READ MORE »
November 29, 2013—On Dec. 5, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will bring her expertise to Unity Place in Gastonia to speak on "Jesus, Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations." The free public lecture is one of several events organized by Gastonia's Temple Emanuel in honor of the synagogue's 100th anniversary. READ MORE »
December 31, 1969—Vanderbilt Divinity School has a strong commitment to the education of future scholars and teachers of religion and the preparation of leaders who will be agents of social justice. The school, founded in 1875 as the Biblical Department of Vanderbilt University, deeply values the importance of increasing the number of Latina/o students and faculty in theological education and, therefore, responding to the spiritual needs of the Hispanic population. READ MORE »