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Listen: Farley's memoir highlights pivotal era at Vanderbilt Divinity School

July 11, 2014—A retired Vanderbilt Divinity professor who was a prolific writer on theological education during the 1980s has written a memoir that he hopes speaks to the next generation of theologians. READ MORE »



Alumnus honored for New Testament scholarship

June 30, 2014—James W. Barker, PhD'11, has been awarded the 2014 Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship. Barker, a visiting assistant professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, was honored for his essay "Ancient Compositional Practices and the Gospels: A Reassessment." READ MORE »


Biblical Hospital Advertising: Message of Hope or Despair? VDS Professors Viki Matson and Ellen T. Armour quoted

June 29, 2014—St. Thomas Health is the second-largest hospital system in Nashville, Tennessee. This spring, they launched a sweeping multi-media advertising campaign centered on a verse from the Gospel of Luke: "For with God, nothing shall be impossible - Luke 1:37." READ MORE »


Vanderbilt communications honored by Tennessee higher ed alliance, including Ann Marie Deer Owens, Senior Public Affairs Officer

June 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University was honored with six awards from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association at its spring meeting June 12-13. READ MORE »


Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy. Mark Forrester, university chaplain and director of religious life, is quoted.

June 9, 2014—In a collision between religious freedom and anti-discrimination policies, some religious groups have refused to agree to the demand that any student, regardless of his or her religious beliefs, should be able to run for election as a leader of any group, including the Christian association. READ MORE »


Children's Hospital chaplain honored for teaching efforts - Viki Matson is quoted

May 29, 2014—As the longtime chaplain at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Rev. Raye Nell Dyer has been on a mission at Vanderbilt for 17 years, making her mark and guiding people and children who need her most through joys and tribulations. READ MORE »


Ecumenical Protestantism's Battle for Hearts and Knees - By James Hudnut-Beumler

May 27, 2014—James Hudnut-Beumler on David A. Hollinger's After Cloven Tongues of Fire READ MORE »


#YesAllWomen: I Will Not Be Silent Anymore by Teresa K. Pecinovsky, MDiv2

May 1, 2014—The movement spurred our guest poster today-- Teresa K. Pecinovsky--to share her experience with a broader audience in hopes that it might help others who experiencing abuse at the hands of a pastor. Teresa has an MEd from the University of Houston and is a second year MDiv student at Vanderbilt Divinity School. READ MORE »



The Vocation of Children An Interview with Bonnie Miller-McLemore, Part Two

April 28, 2014—Janel Kragt Bakker, Associate Director of the Collegeville Institute, interviewed Bonnie Miller-McLemore, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University, on her work on children and vocation. READ MORE »



VDS alumna, Monica Weber, shares her journey to commencement

May 13, 2014—WHEW. I'm physically and emotionally exhausted, but my entire being still grins from ear to ear after 4 days of celebrating my long-awaited, worked-hard-for graduation from Vanderbilt Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. READ MORE »


The Rew. Becca Stevens, VDS alumna, To Receive Humanitarian Award

May 1, 2014—Small Business Council of America to honor Thistle Farms founder at their 31st Congressional Awards Reception in D.C. READ MORE »



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